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

Current adverts:

  • Title: Reducing the physiological burden of individual protective clothing with nanocellulose
    Supervisor: Dr Koon-yang Lee
    Deadline: Until filled

  • Title: Optically transparent armour reinforced with microbiallysynthesized cellulose nanofibres with self-repair capability
    Optically transparent
    Supervisor: Dr Koon-yang Lee
    Deadline: Until filled

  • Title: Department of Aeronautics PhD Scholarships 19-20
    Aeronautics Scholarships
    Supervisor: Not specified
    Deadline: Until filled

  • Title: Structural Integrity and Health Monitoring of Critical Structures
    Dr Zahra Sharif-Khodaei and Prof Ferri Aliabadi
    Until filled
  • 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.