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  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya

12 Fully Funded PhD scholarships at Newcastle University/Study in UK

Updated: May 15

Newcastle university

Attention Master's Graduates: Fully Funded PhD scholarships Available!

Newcastle University in England is currently accepting online applications for numerous fully funded PhD programs across various research fields.

If you hold a Master's degree and are seeking a fully funded PhD scholarship for international students opportunity, don't miss this chance! Visit the university's online application portal to explore available programs and submit your application as soon as possible. Below a summary of available positions with link for application.

Position Summary:

The project aims to address the challenges of detecting and attributing attacks in cyberphysical systems. These challenges include the invisibility of attackers, the difficulty of cooperating across different networks, and the need for attack attribution. The project will develop methods and tools to address these challenges, including methods for increasing visibility, scaling up cooperation, protecting privacy, reducing false positives, and promoting cooperation.

Application Deadline: 1 June 2024


Project Summary:

This project aims to develop methods and tools to address the challenges of visibility, scale, privacy, false-positives, and cooperation. AI based techniques will be explored to make Cyber Physical Systems forensic ready.

Application Deadline: 1 June 2024


Project Summary:

One of the main issues with machine learning algorithms is that they are black boxes to human users. It is difficult to make sense of why a machine learning approach has provided a particular result as output. In this project, students will create explainable systems for machine learning systems. Through visualisation techniques, we will help open the black box of the model to understand training and/or predictions. This area, broadly speaking, is the target and applicants could help shape the project in this domain. We are also interested in understanding the learning dynamics (i.e., loss landscape and backwards propagation) and feature interaction (i.e., attention mechanism) at a large scale neural networks using novel visualisation approaches.

Application Deadline: 31 May 2024


Project Summary:

Fast moving consumer good, such as fabric and home care products, have a high market volume and can contribute positively for industrial and consumer sustainability. This project is co-funded by Procter and Gamble and will be focused on the development of novel renewable and biodegradable water-soluble detergent ingredients through a circular economy approach.

The candidate will research CO2 activation and conversion techniques and exploit bio-renewable platform molecules in Newcastle University, with a specific focus on catalysis, molecular functionality creation, and production pathways development.

Application Deadline: 31 May 2024


Project Summary:

The project aims to investigate the truncated K-moment problem (TKMP) in the context of quantum physics. The TKMP deals with determining whether a given set of data can be explained by an underlying probability distribution. This is relevant to quantum physics because classical theories can be explained in terms of probability distributions, while quantum theory cannot. The project will focus on finding solutions to the TKMP when K is a finite lattice, and then use these solutions to address Bell-type problems in quantum physics. Bell-type problems are concerned with the question of whether quantum theory can be explained in terms of local hidden variables. The project's findings could have implications for our understanding of the foundations of quantum theory.

Application Deadline: 17 May 2024


Project summary:

The project will examine how cutting-edge methods could help us use relevant historic landscape characteristics to address risks associated with increasingly intense rainfall, focussing on soil erosion and flood risk.

The project is original because it will use specific case-studies to develop a new methodology and create knowledge about the long-term environmental value of key historic character types in the UK. It is important because this knowledge has the potential to underpin strategies which use historic character in climate change adaptation. The project includes the opportunity for a placement with Historic England during the fourth year of the research.

Application Deadline: 21 Jun 2024


Project Summary:

White blood cell (WBC) analysis is crucial in medical diagnostics, disease monitoring, and fundamental biological research. Traditional flow cytometry methods are limited to measuring cell surface markers and require labelling with fluorescent dyes, which may alter the cell's properties or introduce artefacts.

You will develop a 3D Imaging Flow Cytometer, including hardware (fast-imaging, optics and microfluidics) and software, for the acquisition and real-time processing of WBCs. You will become an expert in several techniques and will be supervised by academics from the Faculty of Medical Sciences and the School of Engineering to deliver this ambitious research. Previous experience in optics, image processing and coding is desirable.

Application Deadline: 3rd June 2024


Project Summary:

HIF is a heterodimeric transcription factor with oxygen-sensitive alpha subunits (HIF1-α and HIF-2α) and an oxygen-insensitive beta subunit (HIF1β). While HIF-1 and HIF-2 recognise identical genetic sequences and share common target genes, they also have distinct DNA-binding patterns and regulate unique cellular processes. However, the precise mechanisms governing their transcriptional specificity are unclear. One potential mechanism may involve interaction with specific chromatin-associated protein complexes. Unravelling how HIF-1 and HIF-2 exert their specific activities holds therapeutic potential, allowing selective modulation of HIF's functional arms to alter cell function and treat disease.

This project will use genetic screening and proteomic techniques (RIME and proximity labelling) to identify factors conferring transcriptional specificity to HIF-1 and HIF-2 activity. The identified targets will undergo validation through biochemical assays and functional studies to elucidate their roles in regulating the activity of HIF-1 and HIF-2 in disease relevant models.

Application Deadline: 14th June 2024


Project Summary:

The research addresses the broad areas of infrastructure resilience and design in the face of climate change and the implications for disruption management. Specifically, the following topics are offered:

1) Measuring effective climate change adaptation and resilience of railway infrastructure

2) Human Factors and User-Centred Design for Intelligent Infrastructure systems

3) Human Factors and resilience modelling for rail disruption management

PhDs will join Newcastle University’s Future Mobility Group, with secondments and field work with the relevant Network Rail teams.

Application Deadline: 1st July 2024


Project Summary:

Are you interested in the opportunity to research and design interactive tools for positively shaping CYP wellbeing through embodied interactions with online media?

Newcastle University is recruiting a Full-Time PhD student to explore this topic through Design Research practice in Human Computer Interaction (HCI), in Open Lab, School of Computing. We invite applicants interested in: Tangible Media, Soma Design, Sound Design; Health, Wellbeing, and Care. We encourage a creative, critical approach, and enthusiasm to work at the intersection of the social sciences, media studies, and computing.

Application Deadline: 31st July 2024


Project Summary:

This PhD project is part of the CDT in Process Industries: Net Zero. The successful PhD student will be co-supervised by academics from the Process Intensification Group at Newcastle University.

Nestling has designed a containerised cultivation and processing plant for a broad range of microorganisms with a focus on mycelium. The system is fully automated; the SCADA system is connected to the cloud and provides performance data, enabling the monitoring of critical process parameters (CPPs) and critical quality attributes (CQAs). Nestling wishes to collect the data and apply machine learning techniques to identify process efficiency improvements and enable prediction across scales for a given biological process.

The PhD project will develop, construct and apply Machine Learning techniques to the process data generated at the pilot scale to enable the prediction of process performance at larger scale. This will enable customers using Nestling’s new platform to recognise best practice, identify key vulnerabilities and predict economic outcomes from process deviations.

Application Deadline: 31 May 2024


Project Summary:

This PhD project aims to systematically investigate and enhance the pyrolysis process of crop waste, focusing on improving efficiency and product quality. The research will cover various aspects of the process, including exploring the entire operational range across different production scales to minimize environmental impact and production costs. Additionally, the study will assess potential revenue streams for Circular Carbon by analysing advanced application scenarios for the solid, liquid, and gaseous by-products of pyrolysis. These analyses will be based on process and product characterisation, comprehensive life cycle and techno-economic assessments to align with evolving market trends and client needs, as well as to support biochar-based carbon dioxide removal initiatives.

Application Deadline: 31 May 2024



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