PhD Search Results


  • Funded PhD: Application Deadline 23rd August 2017: AMRC004: Use of non-invasive photothermal and photoacoustic techniques for SLM process monitoring

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Patrick McNally, DCU

    Start Date: 02/10/2017

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.


    Additional requirements

    Hons Bachelors Degree and/or relevant experience in Natural Language Processing, knowledge engineering is required.

    The team is looking for high performance aspiring applicants with a desire to discovering new knowledge and drive forward advanced manufacturing technologies.

    Applicants are invited from high achieving graduates with the specific related backgrounds noted above. It is desirable that the candidate would have some previous experience with advanced manufacturing or additive manufacturing.

    A demonstrated ability of good communication skills will be sought.

    The level of English required is noted here: http://www4.dcu.ie/registry/english.shtml

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: Included in funding Part Time: Included in funding

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : Included in funding Part Time : Included in funding

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    Bench Fees Full Time: Included in funding Part Time: Included in funding

    Project Summary

    We will explore the application of a selection of techniques based on the use of a modulated Selective Laser Melting process laser or a parallel probe laser, which can produce thermal waves in the manufactured component, which in turn lead to the generation of localised acoustic or component thermal deflections. The emphasis will be...

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  • Funded PhD: Application Deadline 23rd August 2017: AMRC003: Analysis of metal AM process optimisation and control strategies

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Dermot Brabazon, DCU

    Start Date: 02/10/2017

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.


    Additional requirements

    A minimum of an Hons Bachelors Degree in materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, or cognate discipline.

    The team is looking for high performance aspiring applicants with a desire to discovering new knowledge and drive forward advanced manufacturing technologies.

    Applicants are invited from high achieving graduates with the specific related backgrounds noted above.

    It is desirable that the candidate would have some previous experience with advanced manufacturing or additive manufacturing.

    A demonstrated ability of good communication skills will be sought.

    The level of English required is noted here: http://www4.dcu.ie/registry/english.shtml

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: Included in Funding Part Time: Included in Funding

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : Included in Funding Part Time : Included in Funding

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    Bench Fees Full Time: Included in Funding Part Time: Included in Funding

    Project Summary

    This project will involve process mapping, including the testing of produced components. The correlation of production parameters and part measured property data will be investigated for process optimisation. Input parameters of laser power, process speed, and scan spacing will be varied while output properties of part strength, hardness, microstructure, and dimensional accuracy will be...

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  • Funded Position. Application Deadline 23rd August 2017: AMRC002: Re-inforcing nano-particle integration into metal AM and produced part characterisation

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Dermot Brabazon, DCU

    Start Date: 02/10/2017

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.


    Additional requirements

    Degree in materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, nanotechnology, or cognate discipline.

    The team is looking for high performance aspiring applicants with a desire to discovering new knowledge and drive forward advanced manufacturing technologies.

    Applicants are invited from high achieving graduates with the specific related backgrounds noted above.

    It is desirable that the candidate would have some previous experience with advanced manufacturing or additive manufacturing.

    A demonstrated ability of good communication skills will be sought.

    The level of English required is noted here: http://www4.dcu.ie/registry/english.shtml

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: Included in Funding Part Time: Included in Funding

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : Included in Funding Part Time : Included in Funding

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    Bench Fees Full Time: Included in Funding Part Time: Included in Funding

    Project Summary

    Conventional and commercial currently used matrix composites are produced using micrometer scale metal and reinforcement powders. In this project, reinforcing phases of elements such as SiC, WC and carbon allotropes of nano-scale will be integrated within the metal AM process. Laser ablation for nano-particle production in liquid will be investigated for reinforcing phase production....

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  • Funded Position. Application Deadline 23rd August 2017. AMRC001: Investigation of metal AM produced thermal field, microstructure and resultant part properties

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Dermot Brabazon, DCU

    Start Date: 02/10/2017

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.


    Additional requirements

    A first class Honours Bachelors degree in materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, or cognate discipline is required. Thermal or fluid flow modelling experience is preferable.

    The team is looking for high performance aspiring applicants with a desire to discovering new knowledge and drive forward advanced manufacturing technologies.

    Applicants are invited from high achieving graduates with the specific related backgrounds noted above.

    It is desirable that the candidate would have some previous experience with advanced manufacturing or additive manufacturing.

    A demonstrated ability of good communication skills will be sought.

    The level of English required is noted here: http://www4.dcu.ie/registry/english.shtml

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: included in funding Part Time: included in funding

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : included in funding Part Time : included in funding

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    Bench Fees Full Time: included in funding Part Time: included in funding

    Project Summary

    In this project, an advance on previously developed and implemented fundamental models of laser-powder interaction will be examined in order to better predict the actual process thermal fields and gradients. To aid with accurate model development, the powder thermal conductivity and emissivity will be measured. The thermal gradients predicted will be compared to experimentally...

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  • Development of Bio-Gas from Waste Material using Anaerobic Digestion

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Joseph Stokes, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.


    Additional requirements

    Mechanical/Manufacturing/Materials/Processing Engineering Degree

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

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  • Development of Fuel Cell Devices

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Joseph Stokes, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.


    Additional requirements

    Mechanical and/or Manufacturing/Materials Engineering related.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

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  • Application Deadline: 14 July 2017 – FUNDED: Development of advanced biomaterials for bone and cartilage regeneration

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Fergal O'Brien, RCSI

    Start Date: 02/10/2017

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.


    Additional requirements

    The researchers will work closely with other members of a large multidisciplinary project team including PIs, clinicians, postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers in the Tissue Engineering Research Group at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in partnership with the AMBER (Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research) Centre. The ideal applicants will have a 1st Class Honours Bachelor’s degree and/or MSc degree (with minimum 2.1 honours from primary degree) in biomedical engineering, materials science, regenerative medicine, pharmacy, relevant life sciences or related disciplines.

    Excellent written and oral communication skills are desired.

    Specific skills which would enhance a candidate’s application might include experience in some of the following areas: scaffolds in tissue engineering, nanoparticle formulation and characterisation, cell culture & transfection with DNA/RNA, advanced microscopy and molecular biology experience

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: included in funding Part Time: N/A

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : included in funding Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: included in funding Part Time: N/A

    Project Summary

    The aim of this project will be to enhance the bone and cartilage-forming potential of materials using DNA or RNA, to control mesenchymal stem cell hypertrophy.

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  • The Development of Webservices for Biosignal Streaming, Management, Processing and Visualisation with Application to Connected Health

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Tomas Ward, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €13,500 Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Connected health offers a health care delivery model which can optimise use of scarce medical resources in a flexible, efficient and distributed fashion. It is primarily driven by technology and where in the past the development of the communications infrastructure needed for the types of intervention required was challenging the advent of wireless technologies,...

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  • Understanding the Effects of Pulsitility on the Neural Control of Blood Pressure

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor John Ringwood, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.


    Additional requirements

    A good bachelors/masters degree in biomedical engineering or electronic/control engineering. Project will require collaboration with both engineers and health professionals, as well as phsiologists.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €13,500 Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The Biomedical Engineering Research Group within the Dept. of Electronic Engineering at Maynooth University covers a range of research areas including physiology modelling and control analysis,brain-computer interfacing, stroke rehabilitation and medical imaging. In humans and animals with healthy hearts, the pulsatility of blood flow is taken for granted. However, where left ventricular assist devices...

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  • Automatic Classification of Gate Penalties in Olympic Canoe/Kayak Slalom

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor John Ringwood, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.


    Additional requirements

    The candidate should have a good degree in electronic engineering or a closely related discipline. The project will involve the development of both electronic hardware and software and the candidate must also have a good mathematical ability, in order to design a classifier that can distinguish between genuine pole ‘hits’ and pole movement due to other ambient disturbances. The creation of a professional user interface to the system is also required.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €13,500 Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The Dept. of Electronic Engineering at Maynooth University is involved in a wide range of research projects which combine the use of sensor technology with computational intelligence to solve a range of real-world problems. Many people will be familiar with the use of ‘Hawkeye’ which is used to provide an independent assessment of line...

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  • Algebraic Modelling of Wave Energy Devices

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor John Ringwood, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €13,500 Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    An important step in the analysis and performance of wave energy devices is the development of a mathematical model for the device. In general, researchers and practitioners rely heavily on numerical codes to calculate hydrodynamic parameters, resulting in a lack of transparency from the model parameters through to the device geometry. As a result,...

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  • High Level Energy-maximising Control for Wave Energy Devices

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor John Ringwood, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €13,500 Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    By intelligently manipulating the resistance that a wave energy device presents to the wave motion, the energy captured by a wave energy device can be significantly increased, in some cases by up to a factor of 4. The control system, which specifies this resistance, uses measurements of the incoming wave elevation and the predicted...

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  • Low Level Control Design for Wave Energy Devices

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor John Ringwood, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €13,500 Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    COER is engaged in basic and applied research in aspects of ocean energy related to device and resource mathematical modelling, device and drive train optimisation and energy maximising control strategies. COER also patents and licenses some of its research output. An important aspect in maximising the energy captured by a wave energy device is...

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  • Measuring Natural Rhythms Using the Perceptual Centre

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rudi Villing, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €13,500 Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The Biomedical Engineering Research Group brings together researchers from the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, psychology and clinical medicine to solve problems in biology, medicine and human health. Currently our research work focuses on neurorehabilitation technology, psychoperception, functional brain imaging, neural engineering, physiological modelling, and biophotonics. The perceptual centre (P-Centre) of a sound is fundamental...

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  • Wave Field Estimation for Wave Energy Devices

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor John Ringwood, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €13,500 Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    COER is engaged in basic and applied research in aspects of ocean energy related to device and resource mathematical modelling, device and drive train optimisation and energy maximising control strategies. COER also patents and licenses some of its research output. For wave energy devices, optimal energy extraction (via a suitable control algorithm) relies on...

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  • EEG Media Analytics

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Tomas Ward, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.


    Additional requirements

    Specify minimun educational requirements and any particular knowledge/skills required/desirable

    Eligibility: Applicants should hold a minimum of an honours bachelor’s degree at 2:1 level or equivalent in a relevant subject such as electronics, computer, communication engineering, computer science, biomedical engineering, physics, or mathematics.

    Candidates should also have a strong interest in neurophysiology, signal processing and machine learning.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €13,500 Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    We live in a data rich world, where almost everything we do results in a data record being created and stored somewhere. Our vision is to create a healthier, safer, more productive world by empowering a data-driven society to enable better decisions by individuals, communities, business and governments. The Insight Centre for Data Analytics...

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  • Measurement of Disordered Motor Networks and their Dynamics in Stroke Using EEG- based Effective Connectivity Methods

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Tomas Ward, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.


    Additional requirements

    Potential applicants should have a high honors degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering or a cognate discipline such as Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or Cognitive Science.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €13,500 Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Stroke is the leading cause of physical disability. Recovery is driven by neuroplasticity – a property of the brain which compensates for damaged networks. For many survivors, recovery is not complete and the associated neurological symptoms can be related to pathophysiological motor and compensatory networks that have arisen from the reorganization process. The emerging...

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  • Closed Loop Digital Therapeutics Using Wearable Sensor Systems

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Tomas Ward, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.


    Additional requirements

    Applicants should hold a minimum of an honours bachelor’s degree at 2:1 level or equivalent in a relevant subject such as electronics/computer/communication engineering, computer science, biomedical engineering, physics, or mathematics. Candidates should also have a strong interest in physiology, music, software, signal processing and mobile application development.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €13,500 Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Closed loop Digital Therapeutics using Wearable Sensor Systems: The project aims to investigate novel measurement and feedback systems for closed loop behavior modification in the context of health – an approach termed digital therapeutics. More specifically the project involves the integration of multiple sensor systems, music feedback, sensor fusion methods and machine learning over...

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  • Movement Engineering – Novel measurement and Feedback Systems for Closed Loop Behaviour Modification in the Context of Health

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Tomas Ward, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.


    Additional requirements

    Specify minimun educational requirements and any particular knowledge/skills required/desirable. Eligibility: Applicants should hold a minimum of an honours bachelor’s degree at 2:1 level or equivalent in a relevant subject such as electronics/computer/communication engineering, computer science, biomedical engineering, physics, or mathematics. Candidates should also have a strong interest in physiology, music, software, signal processing and mobile application development.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €13,500 Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The project aims to investigate novel measurement and feedback systems for closed loop behavior modification in the context of health – an approach termed digital therapeutics. More specifically the project involves the integration of multiple wearable sensor systems, music feedback, sensor fusion methods and machine learning over cloud infrastructure to implement preventative and restorative medicine. The...

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  • Biologically Inspired Robot Motion Planning and Execution

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rudi Villing, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €13,500 Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Low cost robots typically have limited computational power and sensing abilities. As a consequence motion planning and execution on such robots is often implemented in a rather simple manner which uses different control strategies for different movements and has an inability to plan or execute movements which humans take for granted. This project will...

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  • Clean Slate Radio

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rudi Villing, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €13,500 Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Software Defined Radio (SDR) is motivated primarily by the need for flexibility and reconfigurability in a multi-standard wireless communications platform that avoids unnecessary redundancy. Unfortunately, SDR solutions today are complex, expensive, and typically consume significantly more power than a dedicated hardware design for a given level of performance. Much of the reason for this...

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  • Wave Energy Converter Location Specific Design Analysis

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Joseph Timoney, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €13,500 Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Ocean wave energy has the potential to become a significant source of renewable energy in the future. Currently the projected cost of wave energy is comparatively high, further research and development is necessary to reduce this cost. The energy yield, device costs and optimal device design are all strongly dependant on the wave resource...

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  • Mobile Network in the Cloud

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rudi Villing, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €13,500 Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Today’s mobile network consists of a mix of technologies including 2G, 3G, and 4G mobile, WiFi and new network architectures which include very small (pico and femto) mobile cells. The complexity of such a mixed network is difficult for mobile operators to manage, optimise, and scale. Much of this complexity relates to the network’s...

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  • Analog Sound Synthesis Using Programmable Analog Array ICs

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Joseph Timoney, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €13,500 Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Up until about 5 years ago it appeared that digital synthesizers and audio equipment would completely replace the older analog models as the quality and speed of the algorithms and processing technology was improving exponentially. Analog equipment was to become an expensive speciality product. However, recent years has seen a significant return of analog...

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  • Scaling the Mobile Network for Massive Transactions Per Second

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rudi Villing, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €13,500 Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    In a mobile network there is signalling overhead associated with making each connection (for a voice call, SMS, or smart phone app update). The explosion of smart phone popularity coupled with apps which frequently transfer small amounts of synchronisation data has greatly increased the number of signalling transactions per second that must be handled...

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  • High Speed Lensless Holographic Microscope for Imaging Particles in Large Volumes of Fluid Flow with Applications in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Bryan Hennelly, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €13,500 Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The Biomedical Engineering group has a mission to seek new knowledge in understanding biological systems through innovative engineering science approaches and to harness this understanding for the synthesis of new devices, algorithms, techniques and systems that advance biology, medicine and human health. Holographic microscopy involves capturing an interference pattern between an object...

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  • Finding the Perceptual Centre’s Neuroelectric Signature

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rudi Villing, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €13,500 Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The Biomedical Engineering Research Group brings together researchers from the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, psychology and clinical medicine to solve problems in biology, medicine and human health. Currently our research work focuses on neurorehabilitation technology, psychoperception, functional brain imaging, neural engineering, physiological modelling, and biophotonics.The perceptual centre (P-Centre) of a sound is fundamental to...

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  • Design of Optoelectronic Raman Spectroscopy System for Real Time Multicomponent Blood Serum Analysis

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Bryan Hennelly, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €13,500 Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    This project deals with the design of an optical Raman Spectrometer that can be used to determine the concentrations of numerous biochemical constituents in the blood in real time. This project involves the design of a novel optical system that employs a tunable laser, a liquid core optical fiber, and a coded aperture. The...

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  • Raman spectroscopy and statistical classification algorithms for disease diagnosis

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Bryan Hennelly, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €13,500 Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The Biomedical Engineering group has a mission to seek new knowledge in understanding biological systems through innovative engineering science approaches and to harness this understanding for the synthesis of new devices, algorithms, techniques and systems that advance biology, medicine and human health. Raman spectroscopy is a form of vibrational microscopy where each...

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  • Impact-Based Modelling and Design of Mobile Telecommunication Networks

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Ronan Farrell, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €13,500 Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    One of the greatest challenges in design future mobile phone networks is predicting how the network will be used. Our group has accessed to the usage records for a complete network – comprising of voice, text and data records. Our objective is to construct a usage model for a telecommunications network – based on...

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  • Digital Predistortion for RF Power Amplifier using Sparse Sampling

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Ronan Farrell, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.


    Additional requirements

    This work would be highly attractive to students with a deep interest in digital signal processing and a background knowledge of electronic circuits.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €13,500 Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Predistortion is a technique that allows you to correct for errors in a device by modifying the signal before it enters the design. For example if the device always makes things too large, you make the input slightly smaller so that it comes out at the right value. This is a very valuable technique...

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  • Reconfigurable Radios for White-Space Spectrum

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Ronan Farrell, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €13,500 Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Spectrum is a rare and finite resource and the spectrum regulators understand that existing spectrum is not being used efficiently and they are beginning to allow existing spectrum to be used by other radio systems – provided that they do not interfere. One of the challenges of achieving this is to have radios that...

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  • Evolving Intelligent Behaviour in Cooperating Robots

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rudi Villing, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €13,500 Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Achieving intelligent and effective cooperation between multiple robots in a dynamic environment is a challenging problem, particularly when robots have limited computational power and sensing abilities. In addition, unlike simulations, robots operating in a real environment must also contend with communication difficulties and inaccurate or incomplete sensory data. This project will investigate the integration...

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  • Understanding how Plasmas Produce Chemical Radicals that are Useful for Biomedical Applications such as Wound Healing, Cancer Treatment and Decontamination

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Miles Turner, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    These are novel applications of plasmas that may have large impact on the future of health care. But the basics are poorly understood, and this is an impediment to realising these exciting prospects. The aim is combine experimental and computational approaches to gain insight into basic processes, with immediate impact on applications.

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  • Study of the Defect Symmetry Properties of Dopant Species in Single Crystal ZnO

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Enda McGlynn, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    This project will investigate the defect symmetries of the various shallow dopant species commonly found in ZnO as well as deeper lying centres. These defects are responsible for the background n-type doping that is found in all ZnO materials, and only by thoroughly understanding the defect structure and properties can researchers hope to produce...

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  • Development of Surface Engineering Related Coatings for Wear-Corrosion-Erosion-Fatigue Applications

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Joseph Stokes, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    This project is concerned developing coatings with enhanced properties, by the introductory of functional coatings to enhance and increase the life of components in aerospace, oil and gas, automotive, plant industries. Thermal Spray and Anodizing techniques may be applied onto components and extreme benefits have been demonstrated in regards to the chemistry, mechanical function...

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  • Development of a Numerical Wave Tank for Modelling of Wave Energy Systems

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Yan Delaure, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    Computational modelling of wave-induced hydrodynamics is routinely used in the design of a wide range of marine structures including wave energy devices. Most existing computational models rely on extremely efficient methods capable of modelling large three dimensional problems within realistic computational times. This is made possible by neglecting the fluid viscosity and in some...

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  • Multiphase Flow as an Anti-biofouling Measure

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Yan Delaure, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    The build-up of biofilms at the interface between solid surfaces and fluids can pose significant problems in a broad range of engineering systems including heat exchangers, marine sensors, biochemical reactors and many more. Microtexturing of the solid surface can enhance certain properties such as superhydrophobicity. This research will investigate how this can be...

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  • An Assessment of the Importance of Three-dimensional Processes in Hydrodynamic Modelling of Estuarine and Coastal Environments

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Yan Delaure, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    The vast majority of hydrodynamic and ecological models used to assess the environmental impact of urban waste water discharges have relied on two dimensional depth integrated (2D+1) hydrodynamic models rather than full three dimensional (3D) simulations. The approximation is generally deemed suitable when strong stratification does not occur which is generally the case in...

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  • Micro-fluidic CD and Rapid Prototyping of Glass and Polymer Platform Development

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Dermot Brabazon, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    The aim of the proposed work is to investigate the application of rapid platform development techniques for fabrication of monolithic columns as stationary phases in centrifugal CD micro-fluidic platforms for sample preparation.

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  • Laser Machining of Biocompatible Bulk Metallic Glass for Implant Fabrication

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Dermot Brabazon, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    In this research, two types of the most widely used biocompatible metallic glasses, Zr based and Ti, will be examined to understand the effects of the laser processing parameters on the production of glassy metallic implants.

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  • Reconstruction and Measurement of Monolithic Morphologies in Microfluidic Devices

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Dermot Brabazon, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    In this work the flow Focused Ion Beam technology integrated into a FE-SEM will be used to image sections of a monolithic to allow monolith virtual reconstruction and analysis of the production-monolith-separation relationships.

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  • Laser Machining of Biocompatible Bulk Metallic Glass for Bio-element Sensing Systems

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Dermot Brabazon, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    In this research, biocompatible Zr bulk metallic glass will examined to understand the effects of the laser processing parameters on the production of glassy metallic microfluidic channels for bio-species detection.

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  • Modelling of Mechanical Properties and Actuation of Stimuli Responsive Gels in Lab on a Chip Applications

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Garrett McGuinness, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    This project is concerned with quantifying the mechanical behaviour of novel polymer gels developed at DCU in relation to their application as passive valves in microfluidic sensors, suitable for use in environmental sensing applications. In typical applications, the gels are located within microchannels and control flow of liquids through expansion or contraction in response...

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  • Nano Thin Solar Cell Energy Harvesting

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Dermot Brabazon, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    Current solar cell IC material technologies are very inefficient in converting the energy from the incident light into electrical energy because of inherent material properties such as non-optimised absorption due to surface oxidation or moisture; within this proposed research new materials (Cu (In,Ga) Se2 (CIGS)) will be investigated which should provide better absorption coefficients...

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  • nHA PVOH Composite Cryogels for Cartilage Substitute Applications

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Garrett McGuinness, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    This project will investigate issues associated with the application of composites of nano-hydroxyapatite and poly (vinyl alcohol) cryogels as cartilage substitute materials. The objective is to create a biomaterial/scaffold which combines the elasticity and high strain capacity of PVA cryogels with the mechanical reinforcement and osteoconductivity of hydroxyapatite, to promote full integration with contiguous...

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  • Foot and Metatarsal Muscle Pressure Profile Measurement

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Dermot Brabazon, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    This project will investigate a method for the detailed real time measurement of foot pressure profile distribution of athletes with a view to obtaining new insight into beneficial technique for development of methods for athlete training.

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  • Continuum Models for Thermal Damage and Denaturation of Fibrous Tissues

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Garrett McGuinness, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    Advances in ultrasound, radiofrequency, laser and water jet systems are facilitating their increased use in new medical ablation or cutting applications in fields as diverse as cardiology, orthopaedics, ophthalmology, dermatology, oncology and neurosurgery. These methods involve controlled alteration or destruction of tissues via the application of thermal, electrical or kinetic energy. Such products accounted...

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  • High Temperature Semi-solid Powder Metallurgy Metal Extrusion

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Dermot Brabazon, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    In this project, the production process will be optimised for Ni-Si-B powdered alloys with various amounts of Fe, Cr, C, Mo, W, and WC will be heated between 870 and 1350 deg C before being extruded into lengths a couple of hundred millimeters long.

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  • Development of a Manufacturing Production Control System for Multi-Product Environments subject to an Unstable Demand Profile

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr John Geraghty, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    Lean (or Pull) production control strategies, such as the Toyota Kanban System are designed for manufacturing environments in which demand profiles are stable. Variants of Kanban, such as CONWIP, have been proposed for manufacturing systems where there is variation in the demand distribution that would militate against direct application of Kanban. However, when the...

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  • Development of Novel Alloys Systems via Real Time Cooling Curve Capture and Analysis

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Dermot Brabazon, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    This project will develop on previous work to record the temperature-time cooling curves and real time fraction solid evolution for solidifying metals with a view to establishing new alloy systems for semi-solid metal forming (thixoforming).

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  • Development of Bio-Coatings for Orthopaedic Applications

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Joseph Stokes, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    This project is concerned developing bio-coatings with enhanced properties, by the introductory of drug delivery systems to enhance and increase the life of orthopaedic implants. Thermal Spray and Anodizing techniques may be applied onto orthopaedic implants (implant and dental) and extreme benefits have been demonstrated in regards to the chemistry, mechanical function and biological...

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  • Measurement of Flow Rate in Microfluidic Monolithic Devices

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Dermot Brabazon, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    In this work the flow rate through various monolithic micro-TAS (micro total analysis systems) will be measured and modelled to enable a more accurate understanding of methods for flow optimisation for chemical and bio-species separation.

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  • Nano-silicon Production and Characterisation for Photovoltaic Applications

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Dermot Brabazon, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    In this project, a laser ablation technique for production of nano-crystalline silicon (nc-Si) will be implemented followed by the development of deposition process onto silicon solar cell surfaces for investigation of their effects on solar cell efficiencies.

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  • Hydroforming of Micro-tubes for Medical Device Applications

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Bryan MacDonald, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    Hydroforming is a metal forming process that uses internal pressure to shape a tubular component into a complex shape. This project is concerned with forming micro-tubes using hydroforming techniques. The applications of the finished product will be for implantable medical devices - both cardiovascular and other medical applications. The project will make use of...

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  • Integration of Bioafinity Columns in Microfluidic Platforms

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Dermot Brabazon, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    In this project, microfluidic chips will be developed for used in the in-situ preparation of monolithic or particulate columns and their subsequent functionalisation with selective lectins and other bio-recongnition elements for selective capture of glycoproteins and fractionation of specific glycoprotein glycoforms.

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  • Laser Hardening of Bio-medical Implants Alloys

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Dermot Brabazon, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    This proposed research centres on the problem of surface treatment of titanium (Ti) and cobalt-chrome (Co-Cr) bio-medical alloys for the formation hard ware resistance and biocompatible and their characterisation.

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  • Integration of Microfluidic Platforms with Sensitive Electrochemical Detection Systems

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Dermot Brabazon, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    The objectives of this research project include to design and fabricate integrated microchip capillary electrophoresis (MCE) with electrochemical detectors such that efficient and rapid micro-total analysis systems can be produced for important sensitive determination of drug, biomarker, neurotransmitter, amine, food preservative and pesticide species, combing sensitive nanomaterial-based amperometric detection.

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  • Investigation of Use of Lasers for Bone and Dental Surgery

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Dermot Brabazon, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    This work will include the optimisation of processing parameters (power density, exposure time, focused spot size, and pulse repetition frequency) for ablating hard tissue using laser facilities currently available in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at DCU.

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  • Development of a Vibrating Sensor for Measuring Fluid Properties

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Alan Kennedy, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    The aim of the work is to produce an accurate, cleanable-in-place, transducer for potential use in the food-processing industry for simultaneous measurement of fluid density, viscosity, and/or flow rate. A significant problem in developing such devices is the difficulties involved in independently varying the measurands (as well as other variables such as temperature) in...

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  • Development of Numerical Methods for Reaction-diffusion Modelling

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Alan Kennedy, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    Novel high-accuracy numerical methods have been developed for modelling reaction-diffusion and reaction-convection-diffusion in one dimension. This work will build on this existing research and will look at, among other things, extending the methods to two and three dimensions through exploring their similarities with finite volume techniques

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  • Improving Techniques for X-ray Diffractogram Analysis

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Alan Kennedy, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    An x-ray diffractogram can be a plot of intensity values against angle for a given material sample which contains a series of peaks superimposed on a “background” and distorted by “noise”. The size, width and position of these peaks can be used to determine the material composition (and other information such as the level...

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  • Pharmaceutical Water Systems Dead-Legs

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Brian Corcoran, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    The problem of piping system dead-legs are frequently encountered in high purity water systems throughout the pharmaceutical and semi-conductor industries. The installation of a pipe tee in sterile process pipework often creates a stagnant dead-leg zone which can result in the formation of bio-film and compromise the entire system. This PhD research project aims to...

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  • Low Cost Bio-Film Sensor for Piping System Dead-Legs

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Brian Corcoran, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    Bio-Fouling is a major problem in high purity water piping systems. This type of fouling is frequently encountered throughout the pharmaceutical and semi-conductor industries. This bio-film can compromise the entire water system. To counteract the formation of this damaging bio-film systems are often operated at 80 degrees C or at low temperature (12-15 degrees...

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  • Deep Learning based Segmentation of Mitochondria Microscopy Data

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Paul F Whelan, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.


    Additional requirements

    The ideal candidate should have:

    • a background in electronic engineering, computer science or a related discipline

    • a background in computer vision and/or machine learning along with a solid mathematical ability

    • excellent programming skills (C/C++/Matlab/Python) – programming experience in CUDA and/or parallel computing would be a strong plus, an interest in biological vision and/or computational/cognitive neuroscience is a plus

    • excellent communicative skills (spoken and written)

    Ideally the applicant would hold a relevant Master’s Degree in Engineering or Computer Science, or equivalent.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Recent advances in cellular and subcellular microscopy demonstrated its potential towards unravelling the mechanisms of various diseases at the molecular level. From a computer vision perspective nano-imaging is an inherently complex environment. For the image analysis of intracellular organisms such as mitochondria in high-resolution microscopy, new techniques which are capable of handling high-throughput data...

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  • Exergy Analysis of Waste-Water Treatment Plants

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Brian Corcoran, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    Energy and water are key resources to sustain a growing population and to ensure continued economic growth. Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTP) account for approximately 1% of the world’s total energy consumption and 3% of the electrical load in the United States. Two key methodologies will be employed in this PhD project to characterise...

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  • Driver Monitoring and Control

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Paul F Whelan, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.


    Additional requirements

    The ideal candidate should have:

    • a background in electronic engineering, computer science or a related discipline

    • a background in computer vision and/or machine learning along with a solid mathematical ability

    • excellent programming skills (C/C++/Matlab/Python) – programming experience in CUDA and/or parallel computing would be a strong plus, an interest in biological vision and/or computational/cognitive neuroscience is a plus

    • excellent communicative skills (spoken and written)

    Ideally the applicant would hold a relevant Master’s Degree in Engineering or Computer Science, or equivalent.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    This project addresses the automatic assessment of human driver safety. We will develop 3D computer vision assistive technology to enhance a driver’s cognitive awareness and response based on their driving actions and/or attentional/emotional state. Monitoring of behaviour will be addressed from the integration of multi-modal information, with particular emphasis on the driver’s face and...

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  • Design and Optimisation of Implantable Bio-absorbable Magnesium Alloy Orthopaedic Medical Devices

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Bryan MacDonald, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    There are a number of problems inherent with the use of magnesium alloys for medical implants such controlling the rate of corrosion/absorbtion and the fact that a large volume of the alloy will produce a significant amount of gas during absorbtion. In order to overcome these problems advanced manufacturing techniques are required that produce...

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  • Cognitive Reinforcement for Independent Living

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Paul F Whelan, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.


    Additional requirements

    The ideal candidate should have:

    • a background in electronic engineering, computer science or a related discipline

    • a background in computer vision and/or machine learning along with a solid mathematical ability

    • excellent programming skills (C/C++/Matlab/Python) – programming experience in CUDA and/or parallel computing would be a strong plus, an interest in biological vision and/or computational/cognitive neuroscience is a plus

    • excellent communicative skills (spoken and written)

    Ideally the applicant would hold a relevant Master’s Degree in Engineering or Computer Science, or equivalent.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    For those with intellectual disabilities (ID), living independently is one of the essential needs and a right recognised by United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Assistive technologies provide a huge independence for people with ID by enabling them to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish,...

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  • Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis of Vascular Closure Systems

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Bryan MacDonald, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    There is currently little information available in published literature regarding the in service behaviour of these devices. Any studies published to date have been highly limited and have not helped to understand what may cause these devices to fail and what happens when these devices fail. Clinical or in-vitro studies do not have the...

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  • Dynamic 3D Facial Analysis (4D Facial Function as an Index of Brain Dysfunction)

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Paul F Whelan, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.


    Additional requirements

    The ideal candidate should have:
    • a background in electronic engineering, computer science or a related discipline

    • a background in computer vision and/or machine learning along with a solid mathematical ability

    • excellent programming skills (C/C++/Matlab/Python) – programming experience in CUDA and/or parallel computing would be a strong plus, an interest in biological vision and/or computational/cognitive neuroscience is a plus

    • excellent communicative skills (spoken and written)

    Ideally the applicant would hold a relevant Master’s Degree in Engineering or Computer Science, or equivalent.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The ability to measure dynamic facial features has a wide range of applications including computer control, biometrics and medical (in particular facial surgery and diseases of early brain development, such as Down syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome and schizophrenia). This project aims to develop robust and highly accurate dynamic imaging systems to quantify and characterise...

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  • Long-run Dynamical Properties of Infinite Dimensional Linear Systems: Analytical and Numerical Analysis

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr David Reynolds, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    In finance or in population demography, the modelling of the evolution of an asset price volatility or of a population often involves continuous-time equations which have an unbounded memory. Many of the important long-run properties of these real-world systems are incompletely understood, and would be facilitated by numerical simulation on a computer. An appropriate...

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  • Development of Educational Software Tools for Engineering Students within Excel

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Alan Kennedy, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    This project aims to examine ways of using Microsoft Excel workbooks as educational tools in Engineering. In particular, it will look at the educational value of such software tools and at how it can be measured and optimised, and examine how best to develop such tools in an efficient manner. There are currently a number...

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  • Designing Solutions to Balance Energy Consumption and User QoE Levels when Delivering Video Services in the context of Internet of Things

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Gabriel Miro Muntean, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.


    Additional requirements

    • Very good level of programming
    • Some knowledge of networking

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    This project focuses on designing solutions to balance scalability and user QoE levels when delivering video services in the context of Internet of Things. Potential avenues include using adaptive video delivery approaches, employing data offloading and employing 5G technologies, such as Software Defined Networking (SDN) and network virtualisation.

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  • Development of Fast and Accurate Algorithms for Simulating Circuits and Systems

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Marissa Condon, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.


    Additional requirements

    The candidate should have a first-class honours degree and/or a Masters degree in a relevant engineering discipline or in mathematical physics/applied mathematics. A strong background in mathematics, numerical analysis and circuit and system theory is required. Knowledge of matlab and C++ is desirable. Familiarity with simulation tools such as PSPICE is also advantageous.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Fast, accurate and reliable simulation tools are essential for circuit designers. However, with the enormous progress of technology and the higher levels of integration, many new challenges have emerged for researchers developing circuit simulation tools. The research proposed for this project is concerned with the development of fast and accurate algorithms for simulating...

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  • Study of Quantum-dash Fabry-Pérot Laser Diode for All-optical Clock Recovery Function in Packet Switching Networks

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Pascal Landais, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The project deals with the theoretical and experimental study of nano-scale active layer semiconductor lasers. From initial investigation these lasers have demonstrated great potential for all-optical clock recovery, which leads to all-optical data processing. The objectives of this project are to simulate the behaviour of this type of lasers in order to find their...

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  • Engineering Resilience for Communities and Societies in Transition

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Barry McMullin, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    “Transition” thinking is a recent approach to actively preparing and supporting communities and societies to deal with the complex and unpredictable dynamics of global society encountering serious limits to growth. While the particular threat model necessarily varies between locations and contexts, particular attention is typically focussed on potential instabilities in economic/financial systems, exhaustion of...

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  • Non-Destructive X-Ray Diffraction Imaging of Stress/Warpage/defects in advanced 3D Integrated Circuits

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Patrick McNally, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Three Dimensional Integrated Circuit (3D IC) technology represents a major opportunity for European industry. To date, nondestructive metrology for this nascent field is inadequate and all of the major Semiconductor Roadmaps indicate that there are no known or agreed solutions to the problem of nondestructive metrology for strain/defect analysis of embedded silicon die and...

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  • Improved Inversion Algorithms for Microwave-based Medical Imaging

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Conor Brennan, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Microwave imaging is of growing importance as a medical diagnostic tool, capable of early_stage detection of breast and other cancers. The quality of the imaging achieved is limited by the quality of the EM wave propagation model used in the inversion process. This project will develop novel computational algorithms suitable for microwave based...

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  • Modelling of Plasmonic Scattering for Medical Diagnostic Applications

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Conor Brennan, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The use of plasmon light scattering for biomedical sensing is an exciting new emerging area of research with many potential diagnostic applications. This project will tackle a key problem in their application, namely the development of rigorous models capable...

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  • Full Wave EM Wave Propagation Modelling for Optimal Wireless System Deployment

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Conor Brennan, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The increased requirements for capacity in modern wireless communication systems are placing increased demands on the quality of wave propagation information used in system modelling. New and emerging technologies such as ad hoc networking, MIMO systems and ...

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  • Design of Lightweight Absorbers for Radar Cross-section Reduction of Wind Turbines

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Conor Brennan, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The growth of the wind_energy sector has been well_documented in recent years and there is every indication that this source of electrical power will grow in importance in the years ahead, However, the placement of wind_farms must not impact adversely on existing infrastructure. ...

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  • Efficient Computation of Random Rough Surface Scattering for Incorporation into Ray-tracing Propagation tools

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Conor Brennan, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The ability to accurately model electromagnetic wave scattering from randomly rough surfaces underpins research in remote sensing and wireless communications amongst others. Increasingly researchers are turning to full_wave models of rough surface scattering which implicitly include all high order scattering effects and as such provide high accuracy. Such methods have historically only been applied...

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  • Massively Parallel Ray Tracing for Ad-hoc Network Simulation in Urban Environments

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Conor Brennan, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The increased requirements for capacity in tandem with the need for greatly enhanced energy efficiency in modern wireless communication systems are placing increased demands on the quality of wave propagation information used in system modelling. New and emerging energy_efficient...

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  • TraPEES: Transforming Programs for Energy Efficient Software

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Geoff Hamilton, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    The ever increasing energy consumption of computing systems has started to limit further performance growth due to overwhelming costs and environmental concerns. Energy consumption has therefore become a more important optimisation criterion in many computing systems than performance. While many improvements in energy efficiency have been made at the hardware and systems levels, not...

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  • AUTOPAR: AUTOmatic PARallelization of Programs

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Geoff Hamilton, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : €10,000 Part Time : €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    The proliferation of increasingly parallel architectures will have a significant impact on software developers; we can no longer simply develop software for a sequential architecture, and expect performance to improve as the underlying architecture becomes faster. A paradigm shift is taking place, and the next generation of software developers will need to develop software...

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