Mechanical engineering at UCL funded 4-year PhD studentships

Application deadline 21 June 2020

The Mechanical Engineering Department at UCL has funded a number of studentships. For these, within the general scope of the CDT, projects will be more directed towards bioengineering/biomedical engineering with an imaging and AI component. These studentships are open to both, UK and EU nationals. Applicants selected via this route will be able to select a MRes project from a pool of available projects.

The list of available projects cover the following topics:

Cardiovascular Engineering
- Patient specific, AI assisted computational angiography in arteriovenous malformations
- Understanding why peripheral grafts heal and fail, using AI assisted technology based on populations of models
- Localisation and characterisation of abnormalities in the pulmonary circulation in pulmonary hypertension
- Analysis of the left atrial appendage to understand thromboembolic events

- Transurethral shear wave method for prostate cancer diagnosis
- Tracking Internal Cancer Cell Signalling

Gastrointestinal System:
- High-resolution 3D printed nanosensors and CMOS images for smart gastrointestinal interventions

Required Qualifications

  • Have achieved (or are predicted) a first class or upper second class honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent international qualifications or experience). An MSc is also preferred, though not essential
  • The preferred subject areas are Physical Sciences (Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics) with a preferred route through any core Engineering discipline (e.g. Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical, Electrical Engineering, etc.). All applicants must be able to demonstrate strong mathematical skills.
  • Applicants should have an interest in bioengineering combined with medical imaging as this is core to the projects.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English by UCL. 

Value of award: Successful applicants will be awarded a stipend of at least £17,280 (tax free stipend) in line with all the other i4Health CDT applicants as well as fully funded fees at the UK/EU level.
Eligibility: UK/EU/International applicants*. Please note that international applicants will only be offered funded fees up to the level covered for UK/EU students. It is expected that international applicants will cover the difference via other sources.

Application Procedure:
If you meet the requirements set above you can apply directly by e-mail to the i4Health board member (from Mechanical Engineering) Professor Vanessa Diaz ( with the following information:

  • A recent CV
  • The full transcript of exam results (listing all subjects and their corresponding grades/marks)
  • A cover letter stating how this opportunity meets your research interests.

Individuals in their final year of study should list all modules/grades for which the results are already known.

Deadline: The process will be formally closed on the 21st of June 2020 but applications will be continuously assessed so it is recommend to submit early.

Start date: October 2020

Full information can be found here

Date: 16/06/2020 | Tag: | News: 1096 of 1588
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