DTP 2018-19 Brunel University London

Lead Research Organisation: Brunel University London
Department Name: Research Support and Development Office


Brunel University London has a well-founded reputation as a leader in research, consistently offering "research and enterprise for the benefit of individual and society" since 1966 when the University received its Royal Charter. Brunel University London is firmly within the top quarter of research universities in the UK according to REF 2014. Our research in engineering, design and physical sciences spans a variety of major fields from energy, automotive, materials, manufacturing, design, mechanical and electrical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, digital technologies, as well as mathematical sciences and computing.
Postgraduate research students are valued members of the University's research community and make a significant contribution to the University's thriving research activities. The importance of developing transferable skills during a research programme is well recognised by research funders, employers and doctoral graduates. A doctoral qualification demonstrates an exceptionally high level of academic achievement. However, to be effective as a doctoral researcher and subsequently in a doctoral career (within or outside academia), postgraduate researchers also need a broader range of professional (transferable) skills. Brunel offers a variety of opportunities for postgraduate research students to develop their skills. Research students are expected to take responsibility for shaping, managing and directing their research training (taking advice from the supervisory team). The Brunel 3D Researcher Development Tool has been developed by the University to provide a common framework to enable all research students to reflect upon their training and development needs.
A number of EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP) studentships are available to support postgraduate research opportunities in engineering, design and physical sciences in the Institute of Materials and Manufacturing (IMM) (for improving the performance of materials and structures), Institute of Energy Futures (IEF) (for improving energy usage and reducing greenhouse gas emissions), the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, as well as the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences (CEDPS) (mathematical science, big data, autonomous systems and robotics, digital technologies).
The DTP funding will be used strategically to consolidate the critical mass in areas of intensive research activities and excellent infrastructure at Brunel, which are represented by the research themes in the research institutes and the research clusters in the CEDPS. Such research areas include:
Structural Integrity
(National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC))
Materials Characterisation and Processing
Liquid Metal Engineering
(Advanced Metal Casting Centre (AMCC))
Design for Sustainable Manufacturing
Micro-Nano Manufacturing
Energy Efficient and Sustainable Technologies
(RCUK National Centre for Sustainable Energy use in Food chains (CSEF))
Advanced Powertrain and Fuels
(EPSRC-funded Centre for Engine Flow and Combustion Diagnostics (CEFCOM))
Smart Power Networks
Resource Efficient Future Cities
Bio-medical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Big Data Analytics
Autonomous Systems and Robotics
Human-Centred Design
Digital Technologies

We welcome applications for studentships in these areas. The DTP funding will be used to match the industrial support of PhD studentships and to support PhD students spending a period of time at an industrial company. In support of mathematical sciences and their application to engineering and physical sciences, the DTP funding will continue to be made available to newly-appointed academic staff in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Four fully funded 3 year PhD studentships from the first EPSRC grant, starting in 2016 and 2017, were awarded to staff in the department.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/R512990/1 30/09/2018 29/09/2023
1818751 Studentship EP/R512990/1 30/09/2016 29/04/2020 Meghna DHANJI
1818626 Studentship EP/R512990/1 30/09/2016 30/07/2020 Angel Naveenathayalan
1819059 Studentship EP/R512990/1 30/09/2016 29/06/2020 Philip Woodhead
1818013 Studentship EP/R512990/1 30/09/2016 30/07/2020 Irene Ruiz Rodriguez
1818095 Studentship EP/R512990/1 30/09/2016 30/03/2020 Matthew Elliot-Sands
1818453 Studentship EP/R512990/1 30/09/2016 29/06/2020 Auris Juknevicius
1819507 Studentship EP/R512990/1 01/11/2016 29/04/2020 Ali Khaghani
1819117 Studentship EP/R512990/1 01/11/2016 29/08/2020 Amy Flynn
2295439 Studentship EP/R512990/1 01/11/2016 31/10/2019 MONICA PEREIRA
1819220 Studentship EP/R512990/1 01/11/2016 31/10/2020 Zear Ibrahim
1836514 Studentship EP/R512990/1 01/01/2017 29/06/2020 Thomas Fudge
1836559 Studentship EP/R512990/1 01/01/2017 31/12/2019 Emmanuel Shittu
2295385 Studentship EP/R512990/1 01/01/2017 28/02/2020 Nicole Hooker
1956470 Studentship EP/R512990/1 30/09/2017 30/03/2021 John Hoslett
2295456 Studentship EP/R512990/1 30/09/2017 30/03/2021 EDVARD schroeder
2293325 Studentship EP/R512990/1 30/09/2017 30/03/2021 Andrew Fox
2295505 Studentship EP/R512990/1 30/09/2017 31/01/2022 ARIANNA SALILI-JAMES
2295162 Studentship EP/R512990/1 30/09/2017 29/09/2020 JOSE JIMENEZ
2342673 Studentship EP/R512990/1 01/12/2017 30/11/2018 Juliana Byzyka
2292919 Studentship EP/R512990/1 01/12/2017 30/05/2021 ABDULRAHMAN ARBAR
2008249 Studentship EP/R512990/1 01/01/2018 31/12/2021 Seyed Sajjadi
2140016 Studentship EP/R512990/1 30/09/2018 03/10/2019 Gregory Guarda
2142174 Studentship EP/R512990/1 30/09/2018 30/03/2022 Jonas Skackauskas
2144123 Studentship EP/R512990/1 30/09/2018 30/03/2022 German Sternharz
2144068 Studentship EP/R512990/1 30/09/2018 29/09/2021 Amende Sivanathan
2361048 Studentship EP/R512990/1 30/09/2018 29/09/2021 Matia Ghafourian
2295250 Studentship EP/R512990/1 01/01/2019 30/07/2019 KASTHURI SUBRAMANIAN
2293536 Studentship EP/R512990/1 01/02/2019 31/01/2022 NADEERA HEMAMALI GUNARATNA MUDIYANSELAGE
2284989 Studentship EP/R512990/1 30/09/2019 30/03/2023 Sean Cullen
2295537 Studentship EP/R512990/1 30/09/2019 30/05/2021 Iasonas Kotsampasis
2293049 Studentship EP/R512990/1 30/09/2019 29/09/2022 STEVEN DEACON
2293092 Studentship EP/R512990/1 30/09/2019 30/03/2023 ANTONIO Esposito
2297316 Studentship EP/R512990/1 30/09/2019 29/09/2022 OLIVIA MATHER
2337577 Studentship EP/R512990/1 01/11/2019 31/01/2023 Mohamed Ammar
2339069 Studentship EP/R512990/1 01/01/2020 30/11/2020 Kanishka Goonesekera
2339403 Studentship EP/R512990/1 01/01/2020 29/09/2021 Sakina Sayed
2340292 Studentship EP/R512990/1 01/01/2020 30/03/2023 Dalia Osman
2330902 Studentship EP/R512990/1 01/02/2020 31/01/2023 Femke CAPPON
2284434 Studentship EP/R512990/1 01/02/2020 30/07/2023 LUANA De Abreu Queirós Osório
2330899 Studentship EP/R512990/1 01/02/2020 31/01/2023 Lamiek Abraham
2360717 Studentship EP/R512990/1 31/03/2020 30/03/2023 Michael Garn
2437791 Studentship EP/R512990/1 30/09/2020 31/01/2024 DEREK Berchie
2442372 Studentship EP/R512990/1 30/09/2020 31/08/2021 HARRY Sutciffe
2431712 Studentship EP/R512990/1 30/09/2020 31/12/2023 NATHANIEL HOY
2601173 Studentship EP/R512990/1 30/09/2021 29/09/2024 Shaffiquah Muhammad
2601057 Studentship EP/R512990/1 30/09/2021 29/09/2024 Moustafa Farrag