PhD scholarships and opportunities


The University of Sheffield invests heavily in the development of our postgraduate community.  The central scholarship scheme for PhD funding at Sheffield for 2018/19 entry is now open and close on Wednesday 24 January 2018 at 17:00 GMT.

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PhD Opportunities in ACSE
There are a number of funded PhD studentships available here within the department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering:

  • Preterm birth prediction using impedance spectroscopy and advanced signal frequency analysis
    The aim of this PhD is to develop advanced signal frequency analysis techniques for processing the EIS data for preterm birth prediction. This is a project involving the cross-disciplinary collaborations between two research teams led by Prof Dilly OC Anumba at the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and Prof Z Q Lang in the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE), respectively. The research works will involve deriving effective data processing algorithms, developing implementation software, conducting data analysis, and validating the analysis by comparing the results with clinical doctors’ advice.
  • Autonomous defect classification for ultrasonic non-destructive testing in advanced manufacturing processes
    Ultrasonic Testing (UT) is a popular method in advanced manufacturing to evaluate the integrity of components without having an impact of their future usefulness (non-destructive testing). Commonly, components are inspected using manual encoded solutions (conventional UT or Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT)) and the data is then analysed by a skilled operator. As such is dependent on the operator’s testing experiences and as this could potentially lead to errors, there is an academic research and industry need to develop a system capable of Autonomous Defect Recognition (ADR), potentially to be integrated alongside existing inspection processes and systems.
  • EPRSC Manufacturing Hub Studentships
    Two studentships are available in Modelling and Optimisation / Data Analytics and Machine Learning for Advanced Manufacturing to start in September 2018. These are linked to two EPSRC supported grants in Manufacturing using Powder Processes and Advanced Metrology.

Find out more about the above studentships on the ACSE PhD opportunities webpage.

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