Resources

Existing PhD students can access the resources section, which includes a handbook, support information and useful links.

Resources for current PhD students

PhD programmes in the DepartmentCentre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics across Scales

‌‌‌‌‌‌Graduates of our PhD programmes are active with industrial firms, universities and research establishments, not only within the aerospace sector, but in fields as diverse as deep-sea oil rigs, atomic reactors, submarine and ship design, bridge research, racing car and engine research, atmospheric pollution, and in many other aspects of industrial aerodynamics, structural analysis and materials.

Find out how to apply for a research programme.

PhD opportunities with funding

 

  • Title:   Compression failure in fibre-reinforced composites: Identifying mechanisms and the effect of architectural modifications
    Compression failure in fibre-reinforced composites
    Supervisor: 
    Professor Paul Robinson
    Deadline:
    until filled

  • Title:  Controlling compression failure in fibre-reinforced composites:  Bio-inspired solutions  
    Bio-inspired solutions - SP
    Supervisor:  Professor Silvestre Pinho
    Deadline: until filled

  • Title:   The development of Quantum Algorithms in the design of composite airframes
    The development of Quantum Algorithms in the design of composite airframes
    Supervisor:  Professor Lorenzo Iannucci
    Deadline: until filled

  • Title:   Three PhD scholarships in Next-Generation Wing Technologies 
    Next-Generation Wing Technologies ‌FINAL
    Supervisor:  Professor Paul Robinson /Professor Rafael Palacios / Dr Matthew Santer / Dr Rob Hewson
    Deadline: until filled
  • Title:   Realistic modelling of composites with flaws  
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    Supervisor:  Professor Lorenzo Iannucci
    Deadline: Until filled

  • Title:  Model design and model reduction for fluid flows using machine-learning techniques – with applications to high-speed flows 
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    Supervisor: Dr George Rigas
    Deadline: Until filled

  • Title: PhD Studentshipin nanocarbon (carbon nanotube and graphene)
    reinforced lightweight metal composites 
    PhD in nanocarbon
    Supervisor: Dr Qianqian Li
    Deadline: Until filled‌

  • Title: The use of Machine Learning in the design of composite airframe
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  • Supervisor: Professor Lorenzo Iannucci
  • Deadline: Until filled

  • Title: Composite components with bio-inspired micro-structures:  Exploiting improved damage tolerance

    Composite components
    Supervisor: 
    Professor Silvestre Pinho
    Deadline: Until filled‌

  • Title: Realistic modelling of composites with flaws 
    MP_EoD
    Supervisor: Professor Lorenzo Iannucci and Professor Silvestre Pinho
    Deadline: Until filled

  • Title: Understanding composites subject to high rate loadings 
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    Supervisor: Professor Lorenzo Iannucci
    Deadline: Until filled

  • Title: Optically transparent armour reinforced with microbiallysynthesized cellulose nanofibres with self-repair capability
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    Supervisor: Dr Koon-yang Lee
    Deadline: Until filled
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  • Title: Investigating and optimising the translaminar toughness of composites for aeroengine applications
    Investigating & optimising the translaminar toughness of composites for aeroengi
    Supervisor: Prof Emile Greenhalgh
    Deadline: Until filled

Highly qualified prospective PhD students are also encouraged to obtain their own PhD scholarship. Opportunities for this can be found on the postgraduate scholarships site (note that most of these are highly competitive).

Prospective students should contact relevant academic staff to agree on a suitable project if interested in this option.

Fellowship opportunities at post-doctoral level

Note that there are different eligibility requirements for the different schemes. Imperial's Postdoc Development Centre may also have other opportunities listed.