Apply for these research projects to secure fully-funded studentships

We are now recruiting for students intending to start in autumn 2023. If you are interested in starting before then, please enquire at find-cdt@bristol.ac.uk

We have a range of PhD and EngD projects and industrial sponsors for applicants to choose from. Applications are open now for the projects listed below:

EngD studentships

EngD students will receive a generous further top-up from their sponsor company of at least £5,000 a year.

Improving Ultrasonic Imaging using Machine Learning

University of Strathclyde – Supervisors: Prof Charles Macleod, Dr Katy Tant – Industrial Sponsor: Rolls Royce

Advanced NDT methods for inspecting and monitoring nuclear waste storage containers

University of Bristol – Supervisors: Dr Jie Zhang, Prof Bruce Drinkwater, Dr Nicolas Larrosa – Industrial Sponsor: Sellafield

This project is open only to Home students

Next Generation Smart Pigs for Industrial Pipework

University of Strathclyde – Supervisor: Dr Gordon Dobie – Industrial sponsor: Cokebusters

Feasibility Study into the Use of Augmented Reality for Non-Destructive Testing

University of Manchester – Supervisor: Prof Anthony Peyton – Industrial sponsor: Jacobs

A numerical 3D modelling code for simulation of crack morphology UT data

Imperial College London – Supervisor: Dr Peter Huthwaite – Industrial Sponsor: Baker Hughes

Guided Wave inspection of pipe sections covered by support structures

Imperial College London – Supervisor: Prof Mike Lowe – Industrial sponsor: EDF

Non-Destructive Evaluation of Aerospace Composites at the Manufacturing Stage

University of Strathclyde – Supervisors: Dr Ehsan Mohseni & Prof Gareth Pierce – Industrial sponsor: Spirit Aerosystems

PhD studentships

Advancing quantitative imaging routines for NDE

Imperial College London – Supervisor: Dr Peter Huthwaite

Combined Electromagnetic and Ultrasonic NDT

University of Manchester – Supervisors: Dr Wuliang Yin, Dr Michael O’Toole & Prof Anthony Peyton

Development of instrumentation for optical generation and detection of ultrasound for adaptive Laser Induced Phased Arrays

University of Strathclyde – Supervisor: Dr Theodosia Stratoudaki

High temperature focused EMAT arrays

University of Warwick – Supervisor: Dr Rachel Edwards

In-process ultrasonic inspection of additively manufactured components with complex geometries

University of Strathclyde – Supervisors: Dr Katy Tant, Dr Charles Macleod

Industrial implementation of new techniques for inspection of rough defects

Imperial College London – Supervisors: Prof Mike Lowe & Prof Richard Craster

Measuring the Crystallographic Orientation and Elastic Constants of Multigrain Material

University of Nottingham – Supervisors: Prof Richard Smith & Prof Matt Clark

Modelling Ultrasound Waves in Additively Manufactured Metallic Components

University of Bristol & University of Strathclyde – Supervisors: Prof Tony Mulholland & Dr Katy Tant

NDE of Li-ion batteries

Imperial College London – Supervisors: Dr Bo Lan, Dr Frederic Cegla

SRAS++

University of Nottingham – Supervisors: Prof Richard Smith & Prof Matt Clark

‘2D optics’ with guided waves using magnetostrictive patches

University of Warwick – Supervisor: Dr Oksana Trushkevych

Ultrasound For Sensing Strain In Concrete

University of Warwick – Supervisor: Dr Oksana Trushkevych