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 Department

‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌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 https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/apply/how-to-apply/ 
 

PhD opportunities with funding
 

  • Title:   PhD Studentship in turbulence from complex terrain (AE0022)
    AE0022
    Supervisor: 
    Dr Kostas Steiros
    Deadline:
    28th July 2022
    Ref:
    AE0022

  • Title:   PhD Studentship in Experimental Fluid Mechanics (AE0018_v2)
    AE0018_V2
    Supervisor:  Dr Oli Buxton
    Deadline: Until filled
    Ref: AE0018_V2

  • Title: Realising Structural Battery Composites
    AE0010_V3
    Supervisor: 
    Professor Emile Greenhalgh
    Deadline: 
    31st May 2022
    Ref:
    AE0010v3

  • Title:     Computational Aeroelasticity - Variable Sweep Morphing Wingtip
    AE0015v2
    Supervisor: 
    Professor Rafael Palacios
    Deadline: 
    Until filled
    Ref: AE015v2
     

  • Title:     Model design and model reduction for fluid flows using machine-learning techniques – with applications to high-speed flows
    AE0021
    Supervisor: 
    Dr George Rigas
    Deadline:
    19th May 2022
    Ref:
    AE0021

  • Title:     Physics-aware machine learning for multi-physics flows
    AE0020_V2 FINAL
    Supervisor: 
    Dr Luca Magri
    Deadline:
    Until filled
    Ref: AE0020_V2

  • Title:     Compression failure in fibre-reinforced composites; Identifying mechanisms and the effect of architectural modifications
    AE0008_V2
    Supervisor:  Professor Paul Robinson
    Deadline: Until filled
    Ref:
    AE0008v2

  • Title:     Design, manufacturing and charactisation of sustainable flexible packaging films
    AE0019
    Supervisor: 
    Dr Koonyang Lee
    Deadline: Until filled
    Ref: AE0019

    Title:    PhD Studentship on “Development of a new generation of optimisation algorithms for turbulent flows”
    AE00017
    Supervisor: 
    Professor George Papadakis
    Deadline: 
    15th March 2022
    Ref:
    AE0017

  • Title:    Quantum Computing for Computational Fluid Dynamics
    Quantum Computing for Computational Fluid Dynamics (AE0016 v2)
    Supervisor:  Dr Sylvain Laizet
    Deadline: 1st March 2022
    Ref: AE0016 v2‌
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  • Title:    Realising Structural Battery Composites (Ref AE0010-v2)
    AE0010-v2 - Realising Structural Battery Composites
    Supervisor: 
    Professor Emile Greenhalgh, Dr Sang Nguyen (co-supervisor)
    Deadline:
    15th December 2021 (or until filled)
    Ref:
    AE0010‌‌‌-v2

    Title:    
    Arrest of compression crack growth and failure investigation of fibre-reinforced composites (Ref AE0001-v3)
    AE0001-V3
    Supervisor: 
    Professor Silvestre Pinho, Professor Emile Greenhalgh
    Deadline: Until filled
    Ref: AE0001-v3
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  • Title:     PhD Studentshipin Interface design of nanocarbon (carbon nanotube and graphene) reinforced lightweight metal composites 
    PhD Studentshipin Interface design of nanocarbon (carbon nanotube and graphene) reinforced lightweight metal composites
    Supervisor: 
    ‌Dr Qianqian LI
    Deadline: Until filled (originally 15th November 2021)
    Ref: AE0013
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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.

Current job opportunities

More openings on the Imperial jobs site