IMPEE PhD Projects
We offer PhD projects to UK/EU and international students in various areas that fall in the research initiatives of our institute.
Most of these projects are identified as potentially having studentship support, either by EPSRC which is restricted to UK/EU students only who have (or expect to obtain) a first or 2(1) class degree in a relevant subject, or by international studentships. However, projects could equally run with students supported by other means (e.g. overseas students with own scholarships, self-funded, etc.) with an equivalent qualification.
Please direct informal queries for further project information to the individual project supervisor. You can then find out more about how to apply.
|Ref. No.||Project Title||Supervisor(s)|
|IMPEE/01||Physical and Chemical Equilibrium for Sour Water Storage||Dr R. Westacott / Prof. R. Ocone|
|IMPEE/02||Organic Scale Formation and Inhibition||Dr R. Westacott / Prof. K. Sorbie|
|IMPEE/03||Patient-specific microstructural design of biodegradable scaffolds for tissue engineering||Dr Y. Chen|
|IMPEE/04||Tissue and sub-tissue hierarchy: structure and its physiology||Dr Y. Chen / Prof. RL Reuben|
|IMPEE/05||Design of a novel balloon-catheter system for coronary artery diagnostics||Dr Y. Chen / Prof|
|IMPEE/06||Development of accurate and efficient solution for modelling real and complex flows in engineering||Dr. YC Lee|
|IMPEE/07||Game Eco-systems for Engineering||Dr. T. Lim / Prof. J. Ritchie|
|IMPEE/08||Bio-inspired design and engineering applications||Dr. T. Lim / Prof. J. Ritchie|
|IMPEE/09||Cyber-physical Systems (CPS) for knowledge discovery, data exploration and human factors research||Dr. T. Lim / Prof. J. Ritchie|
|IMPEE/10||LightFoot PhD – A PhD Investigation Lightning Protection of HV Overhead Lines with Non-Ideal Tower Footing Resistance||Dr J. Swingler|
|IMPEE/11||Hybrid-manufacturing processes for nanofabrication||Dr. J Sun|
|IMPEE/12||Development of ultra-sensitive plasmonic substrates for bio-sensing applications||Dr. J Sun|
|IMPEE/13||Korteweg-Type Compressible Fluid Model for Rarefied Gas Flows||Dr. D Kokou|
|IMPEE/14||CMM inspection planning – formalising a black art.||Prof. J. Ritchie / Dr. T. Lim|
|IMPEE/15||Low-cost thin-film technologies for energy conversion and harvesting||Dr. N. Bennett|
|IMPEE/16||Microreactor for energy and carbon conversion||Dr. Jin Xuan|
|IMPEE/17||Advanced electrochemistry for energy||Dr. Huizhi Wang|
|IMPEE/18||Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to fuels and Commodity Chemicals||Dr. Aimaro Sanna|
|IMPEE/19||Two-phase flow modelling of gas flow through sediments||Dr. Baixin Chen|
|IMPEE/20||Marine oil snow (MOS) formation and its role in the fate of crude oil in NE Atlantic waters||Dr. Tony Gutierrez (Heriot-Watt) & Dr. Martin Jones (Newcastle)|
|IMPEE/21||Understanding emissions from CO2 capture plants in Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) networks||Dr Eva Sanchez Fernandez|
|IMPEE/22||Enabling metalloenzyme biotransformations within a continuous oscillatory baffled reactor||Prof. Xiongwei Ni|
|IMPEE/23||Tissue biomechanics as a route to health sensor engineering||Dr. Michael Crichton|
|IMPEE/24||Modelling of Gas-Solid Flows with Tribocharging||Dr. Ali Ozel|
|IMPEE/25||Digital Manufacturing of Wearable Sensors and Soft Robots||Dr. Morteza Amjadi|
EPS Scholarships : James Watt, DTP and Start-up from Autumn 2018
EPS Scholarships for PhD Research from Autumn 2018 Heriot-Watt University has now created additional Doctoral Training Partnerships, James Watt Scholarships and Start-up Scholarships in the School of Engineering & Physical Sciences for 2018.
For more information see list of EPS Scholarship projects.
PhD - CDT in Critical Resource Catalysis
Heriot-Watt University, along with the Universities of St Andrews and Edinburgh, are hosts to CRITICAT, the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Critical Resources Catalysis. At Heriot-Watt this CDT is based within the Institute of Chemical Sciences and the Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering.
CRITICAT provides PhD training across the full breadth of catalysis, and will span homogeneous, heterogeneous and bio catalysis, as well as reaction engineering. The CDT is training the next-generation of leaders by tackling one of the great challenges faced by society: our over-reliance on non-sustainable, fossil-fuel-based energies and products. Innovation in catalysis is central to tackling this problem, both through the efficient use of currently available feedstocks in developing new catalytic methods and procedures and the utilization of renewable resources.