PhD Research Opportunities

Current Opportunities:

Funded PhD Studentship in the hydroacoustic performance of a novel ship propeller-rudder system - closing date 31st August 2020


We are always keen to hear from graduates looking to pursue postgraduate research with us. 

Active PhD project opportunities (sponsored and self-funded) will be posted on this page soon. 

Some of our current project ideas include:

  • In-service performance of bio-inspired ribbed and flexible marine coatings
  • Fatigue performance of flexible coatings for high performance ships
  • Active control flexible hydrofoils
  • Biofouled ship performance monitoring
  • Performance and control of submerged bluff body vehicles in high velocity flow
  • Bio-inspired propellers and propulsion systems
  • Piezoelectric and triboelectric hydro-powered generators 

We also welcome individuals with their own project proposals.

Informal enquiries are welcome - contact Dr Simon Benson in the first instance.