PhD Search Results


  • Funded PhD: Application Deadline 23rd August 2017: AMRC005: Application of recommender systems approaches for interaction between engineer and AM process

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Alan Smeaton, 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

    Interest and/or experience in natural language processing and knowledge engineering would be an advantage.

    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

    As part of the additive manufacturing process there is a critical interaction that takes place between the engineer or designer who has specified the product to be manufactured, and the additive manufacturing process itself, in real time.  Manufacturing characteristics can impact the quality of the final outcome in terms of metrology, tensile strengths and...

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  • 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

    |

    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

    |

    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: 31st July 2017 Funded Project: Endothelial release of membrane vesicles that harbour Notch and Hedgehog ligands as a POCT Predictor of Atherosclerosis

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Paul Cahill, 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

    Applicants must have a BSc (Hons), Grade 1:1 or 2:1 (or MSc) in a biological discipline with experience in cell biology, protein biochemistry and tissue culture.

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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

    Extracellular vesicles include apoptotic bodies, exosomes, and microvesicles (also known as microparticles). The role of extracellular vesicles as regulators of transfer of biological information, acting locally and remotely, is now widely acknowledged.

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  • Application Deadline: 31st July 2017 – Funded Project: Point-of-care device for ultrasensitive detection of miRNA associated with cardiovascular disease

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Robert Forster, 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

    Applicants must have a BSc (Hons), Grade 1:1 or 2:1 (or MSc) in a chemical / analytical discipline ideally with experience in assay/sensor development, electrochemistry or materials 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: 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 develop a sample-to-answer device for the ultrasensitive, PCR free, multiplexed detection of low concentrations (sub-femtomolar) of miRNA biomarkers of theranostic value in CVD, including miR-126, miR-133, miR-143, miR-208 and the let-7 family.

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  • EUV and X-ray Spectra of Colliding High-Z Plasmas of Interest for Light Sources and Tokamak Plasma Facing Wall Materials

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor John Costello, 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

    When a high power laser is focused on a solid material in vacuo a hot and dense plasma is formed. The plasma temperature can reach many millions of degrees and it can emit brightly at extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and X-ray wavelengths. Such laser produced plasmas are becoming the source of choice for application in...

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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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  • 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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  • Growth and Characterisation of P-type CuAlO2 for Applications in Optoelectronics

    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 explore the possibilities of for high quality, low cost growth of p-type CuAlO2 films, for applications in optoelectronics. P-type oxide materials are quite rare and the possibility to grow novel, high quality p-type oxide materials opens up applications in heterojunction bipolar optoelectronic devices. Growth methods such as vapour phase transport and...

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  • Transformation and Control Strategies for Multi-product Production Systems Subject to High Demand Fluctuation

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Paul Young, 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

    The goal of this project is to understand the challenges in managing a factory to maintain an agile response to rapid changes in customer demands while minimising costs. Some of these challenges include rapid rescheduling of activities in response to the new demands, the shortening and control of inventory supply lines, the understanding...

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  • Metal Oxide/Graphene Nano-heterostructures

    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 examine the growth of metal oxide nanostructures with lithographically enhanced light harvesting capabilities on graphene with a view to exploring its potential for applications in photovoltaics . The nature of the growth of lithographically structured metal oxide nanostructures, such as TiO2, on graphene and especially the properties of the interface,...

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

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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

    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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  • Multiwavelength Study of the Particle Acceleration in the Gamma-ray Loud Binaries

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Masha Chernyakova, 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 study of the sky using the most energetic photons – gamma-ray astronomy - plays a crucial role in detecting and exploring high-energy phenomena in the Universe. Interpreting these observations is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary research field at the interface of astronomy, cosmology and high energy physics. Observations conducted over recent years with new...

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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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  • Study of the High-energy Emission from the Galactic Ceneter

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Masha Chernyakova, 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 centre of our galaxy (GC) hosts the nearest super-massive black hole to the solar system, identified with the compact radio source Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*). With an estimated mass of few million solar masses this SMBH is extremely weak at nearly all wavelengths. The aim of this project is to investigate the present...

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  • Research Ethics Guidelines for Disaster Research

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Dónal O'Mathúna, 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 will have a background in ethics or philosophy and experience in health and social research.

    • Someone with an undergraduate degree in ethics or philosophy and practical experience in humanitarian aid or disaster relief would be an ideal candidate.

    • A public health practitioner or humanitarian responder with some postgraduate training in ethics or a keen interest in ethics should consider applying.

    • A graduate with experience conducting research in disaster settings, and especially in applying for ethical approval of such projects, would be suitable for this PhD project.

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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: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    This PhD project will examine ethical issues involved in conducting disaster research, with a particular focus on research in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). The first phase will be a systematic review of existing ethical and legal guidelines for disaster research and for research in LMIC. Consideration will be given to healthcare intervention research...

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  • Organic Nanostructures on Semiconductor Surfaces

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Tony Cafolla, 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

    Over the past decade there has been growing interest in the development of improved strategies for chemical functionalisation and patterning of organic monolayers on surfaces due to emerging applications in microelectronics and the development of new molecular electronic devices. Accordingly, many experimental and theoretical...

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  • Composite Intervention to Deter Dementia

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Kate Irving, 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

    Dementia prevelance is increasing almost exponentially with the ageing population. There are about 35 million people worldwide today with dementia. Early intervention in dementia is the expressed aim of every national dementia strategy. However, there is a need to understand much more about why certain interventions work for some people and not for others....

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  • Next-generation Centrifugal Microfluidic Lab-on-a-disc Technologies for Advanced Near-patient Testing

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Jens Ducrée, 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

    Within the foreseeable future, health care diagnostics will move closer to the patient, thus enabling more convenient and frequent monitoring towards early-stage diagnostics of cancer, cardiovascular and infectious diseases as well as theranostics / personalized medicine and health monitoring in resource-poor settings. To this end high-performance, cost efficient and compact sample-to-answer diagnostic platforms will...

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  • Validation of a Placebo Response Predictor Tool in Contribution of Placebo Analgesia to the Efficacy of Pain Interventions

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Lorraine Boran, 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 concept is to develop and rigorously validate an online psychometric tool that can enable placebo responsiveness to be modelled in pain patients, generate a placebo responsiveness performance score that can be used as a variable in statistical analysis of pain drug efficacy, and also support a priori clinical trial design. Need for PhD:...

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  • Ultrafast Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (UF-LIBS)

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor John Costello, 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

    Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy or LIBS is an analytical technique that has grown rapidly in usage in recent years. The sample of interest is vaporized and ionized at the focus of an intense laser beam and the resulting optical emission is spectroscopically analyzed to determine the concentrations of the atomic and/ or molecular constituents...

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  • Transnational Healthcare Practices of New Migrants in Ireland

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Sabina Stan, 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: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    New migrants in Ireland were feared to place an unduly heavy burden on the Irish health and welfare systems. This project addresses the question of migrants’ use of Ireland’s health care system by placing it in the context of migrants’ transnational health care practices in their entirety. It dwells in particular on those more informal...

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  • Double Pulse Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (DP-LIBS) with Femtosecond and Nanosecond Laser Excitation and Reheating

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor John Costello, 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

    |

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

    Project Summary

    Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy or LIBS is an analytical technique that has grown rapidly in usage in recent years. The sample of interest is vaporized and ionized at the focus of an intense laser beam and the resulting optical emission is spectroscopically analyzed to determine the concentrations of the atomic and/ or molecular constituents...

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  • Biomedical Applications Arising from the Polymerisation of Amino Acid N-carboxyanhydrides

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Andreas Heise, RCSI

    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

    A strong knowledge of organic chemistry and/or polymer chemistry is 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: €5,505 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

    Polymers from amino acids can be obtained by ring opening polymerisation of amino acid N-carboxyanhydrides. These materials are derived from natural building blocks (amino acids), are biocompatible and degradable and are thus ideally suited for biomedical applications. In this project we will develop complex polypeptide architectures capable of carrying a drug payload and selective...

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  • Controlled Growth of Aligned ZnO Nanowires with Specific Top Facet Chemical Terminations for Use as Optimised Field Emitters

    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.

    |

    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 study the controlled growth of aligned ZnO nanowires with specific top facet chemical terminations (Zn- or O-) for use as optimised field emitters. ZnO is a promising material for cold-cathode field emission (which has applications in next generation display technology) and nanostructures of ZnO, due to their small sizes, controllable distribution...

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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.

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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

    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.

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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

    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.

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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 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.

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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

    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.

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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 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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  • 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.

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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

    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.

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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: €3,302

    (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.

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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

    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.

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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 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.

    |

    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 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.

    |

    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

    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

    |

    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

    |

    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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  • Global Green’s Functions for Gravitational Waves

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Brien Nolan, 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

    Gravitational waves are moving distortions of the gravitational field which various astrophysical phenomena, such as solar mass bodies in orbit around massive black holes, are expected to produce. A global network of gravitational wave detectors is now in place; however,...

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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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  • 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

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    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

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    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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  • 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.

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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

    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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  • 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.

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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

    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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  • 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.

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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 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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  • 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.

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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

    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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  • 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

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    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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  • 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

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    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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  • 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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  • 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

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    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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  • Mitochondrial Function, Metabolic Flexibility and Insulin Sensitivity

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Donal O'Gorman, 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: €10,000 Part Time: €6,600

    Project Summary

    Energy expenditure and substrate utilisation are central to maintaining insulin sensitivity. This project will explore how human exercise regulates mitochondrial gene expression and function and ascertain if there is a link with changes in insulin sensitivity. It will also involve in vitro experimentation to investigate the mechanistic changes that underpin the adaptations.

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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

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    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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  • Physical Inactivity and Insulin Resistance

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Donal O'Gorman, 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: €10,000 Part Time: €6,600

    Project Summary

    Physical inactivity contributes to insulin resistance and is associated with decreased muscle mass and cardiovascular physiology. This project will investigate the cellular and molecular alterations associated with physical inactivity in human skeletal muscle and explore the specific contribution of altered metabolism using whole body in vivo and cell based in vitro experiments.

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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

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    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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  • Diagnostics & Prognostics for Cardiovascular Health

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Ronan Murphy, 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: €10,000 Part Time: €6,600

    Project Summary

    This project looks at the following aspects of Cardiovascular health: • Cardiovascular epigenomics. • Novel Circulating Cellular and Molecular Multimarkers (Circulating Endothelial Cells, Endothelial Progenitor Cells, Cellular Microparticles and Exosomes, miRNA): Elucidating the Role of Exercise and Diet on Vascular Competence...

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  • Development of Intelligent Finite Element Software Using Java

    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.


    Additional requirements

    This project would suit a candidate with an interest in computer programming, finite element analysis and computer aided design.

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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

    The objective of this project is to produce a cross-platform finite element software that has inherent intelligence. The purpose of this software is to streamline the finite element analysis process by making the software more intuitive. Current software available for finite element analysis is platform dependant and has been built in an ad-hoc manner...

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  • Stability of the Cauchy Horizon in Critical Gravitational Collapse of a Perfect Fluid

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Brien Nolan, 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

    A good knowledge of General Relativity will be crucial for this project.

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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: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    When a star above the Chandrasekhar mass limit burns all its nuclear fuel, complete gravitational collapse to a space-time singularity ensues. This singularity may be concealed inside a black hole, or may be visible to the external universe – it may be a naked singularity. Such singularities have highly undesirable features, both physical 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.

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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

    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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  • MEMS and Image-Based Sensor Fusion for High-Accuracy Robotic Rotation and Position Sensing

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Derek Molloy, 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

    In robotics, MEMS (Microelectromechanical systems) such as accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetometers are popular devices for determining orientation and for developing inertial measurement units (IMUs). Each device type on its own has accuracy problems; for example, accelerometers suffer from high-frequency noise, gyroscopes are subject to measurement drift etc. It is therefore necessary to build sophisticated...

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  • Characterisation of Novel Optical Devices for Photonic Systems

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Liam Barry, 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

    Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technology has been used effectively since the early 1990s to meet the constantly increasing demand for bandwidth brought about by the emergence of the Internet. Further increases in total throughput can only be achieved now by increasing the per channel data rate using more spectrally efficient advanced modulation formats, and...

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  • RoboticsActive RGB+D-Based Navigation and Target Tracking for Unstable Robotic Platforms

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Derek Molloy, 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

    Unstable robotic platforms (e.g. two-wheeled, ballbot or Quadracopter robots) have particular challenges in maintaining stability and position; however, they also offer excellent mobility and shock stability. They offer solutions to particular types of real-world problems in medical care, building information and security, videography etc. Many of these applications involve sophisticated interactions with humans and...

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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.

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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

    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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  • Reputation-based Solution for Always Best Connected Users in Heterogeneous Wireless Environment

    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.

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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

    The ‘Always Best Connected’ vision is built around the scenario of a mobile user seamlessly roaming within a multi-operator multi-technology multi-terminal multi-application multi- user environment supported by the next generation of wireless networks. In this heterogeneous environment, users equipped with multi-mode wireless mobile devices will ...

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  • Energy-optimal Adaptive Scheme for Wireless Communications with Mobile Devices

    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.

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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

    There has been an exponential increase in the number of smart-phones/high-end mobile devices over last 5 years. The number of multimedia and visual-intensive applications in high-end devices is raising dramatically, as well the complexity of the hardware with which these devices are equipped. However the battery...

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  • Financial Distress Prediction

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Heather Ruskin, 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: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Operation dynamics of firms, and internal dependencies and stresses, leading to detractions from optimal performance and stability, can be modelled using hybrid Artificial Neural Networks and complementary tools, such as Bayesian analysis. The aim is to build a model, which can be used as a basis for corporate Financial Distress Prediction and to test...

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  • Cross-Layer Design and Optimization in Next Generation Mobile Networks

    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.

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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

    Design an optimal next generation network solution with focus on physical layer, link layer and radio resource allocation. The overall motivation is to provide an adaptive solution to offer enhanced QoS support for network data transfer, especially for multimedia content. OFDM based WiMAX, but also LTE-advanced are envisaged. Project Goal: Develop novel mechanisms for high...

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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.

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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

    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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  • Mobile Cloud Solution for High Quality Multimedia Network Applications

    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.

    |

    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 amount of multimedia content delivered to diverse user population holding various device types, most mobile over heterogeneous networks has increased dramatically. Consequently increased flexibility and better user satisfaction in the presence of mobility is a must for the success of any quality-oriented multimedia-based application. Project Goal: Develop a Mobile Cloud Solution designed for quality-oriented...

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

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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

    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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  • 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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  • 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.

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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

    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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  • 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.

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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

    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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  • 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.

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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

    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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  • 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.

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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

    “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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  • 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.

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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

    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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  • Development of Multi-carrier Optical Systems for Increased Spectral Efficiency

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Liam Barry, 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

    Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technology has been used effectively since the early 1990s to meet the constantly increasing demand for bandwidth brought about by the emergence of the Internet. Further increases in total throughput can only be achieved now by increasing the per channel data rate using more spectrally efficient advanced modulation formats, and...

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  • Data Curation

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Heather Ruskin, 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: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Determining ‘data value’ to an organisation or investigative study is non-trivial with a wealth of data generated on monthly, weekly or more frequent basis. Extraction of useful information at point of use is thus not a ‘one-shot’ effort, given evolution of need, archiving costs and so on and must be based on critical evaluation,...

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  • Hybrid Clouds: The Case for Partitioning into Public–Private

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Mr Ray Walshe, 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: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    The most flexible cloud solution to enterprise needs is the hybrid cloud which balances private legacy systems, on-premise private cloud, off-premise private cloud and off-premise public cloud. This project researches the possible combinations and will identify best practice for public-private cloud deployment scenarios. A cost benefit analysis of private vs public is required and...

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  • Data Management for Analytics

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Heather Ruskin, 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

    Analytical systems and data warehousing environments can be assessed using the concept of Information Manufacturing Systems. From an information sharing viewpoint, quality of exchanges and lifecycle features follow concepts of Information Architecture and the focus here is on three key issues (i) evolving queries and their impact on data management optimisation, (ii) Information Lifecycle...

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  • HPC in the Cloud (Elastic HPC)

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Mr Ray Walshe, 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: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    High Performance Computing and Cloud Computing Paradigms are shifting closer to one another in that HPC as a Service is not new and works where the problem is inherently horizontally scalable. The future will be an elastic HPC service constructed in the Cloud where CPU/GPU, Memory and I/O units are auto-configured and deployed for...

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  • Data Quality

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Heather Ruskin, 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: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Poor data quality is a major cause of organisational losses and incorrect decision-making. Data quality has been extensively studied by researchers in computing, management systems, databases, amongst others and several generic IQ frameworks have been developed. As Information systems have migrated from hierarchical/monolithic to cooperative based structures, DQ issues have become both more complex...

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  • Broadcast Quality Recording of Outdoor Sports

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Alan Smeaton, 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: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Within the CLARITY research centre we have the systems to perform real-time location-tracking on  players in outdoor team sports such as field hockey, soccer and rugby.  We also have a network of controlable PTZ cameras for recording a match.  This PhD project will research, develop, implement and evaluate an integrated system which will autonomically...

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  • Smart City Movement

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Heather Ruskin, 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: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Features of urban environments include multi-modal transport systems, networks of streets, with nodes which can be associated e.g. with building or service location, with transition or congestion hotspots and similarly. The consequent flows of traffic and pedestrians, as well as individual location demands for access, evacuation and crowd control (for example) constitute a highly...

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  • Sensor-based Skill Acquisition in Gaelic Football

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Alan Smeaton, 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: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    CLARITY researchers have developed a suite of techniques to capture full body motion using a set of wireless inertia measurement unit (WIMU) sensors    worn    on    the    wrists nd  ankles.    Working    with    our    partners    in Tyndall    National    Institute    these    WIMUs    have    been    used    to    capture    motion    in    tennis,    darts,    and    boxing.    The    aim    of    this    PhD    project    is    to    work    with    the    researchers    who    do    capture    of    full    body    motion,    to    build    up    a    data    collection    of  ...

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  • Using Implicit and Explicit Relevance Feedback in Image and Video Retrieval

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Alan Smeaton, 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

    In content-__based image and video retrieval, capturing user feedback on search results is a difficult challenge since the user’s response to a visual stimulus is often instant and spontaneous. In past work we have used EEG analysis to determine a user’s response to images and video but this is expensive, time-__consuming and intrusive for...

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  • Trading on Intelligence

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Martin Crane, 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

    Trading strategies in financial markets are highly variable, depending on market, time horizon, trader type and information available. The aim is to model different market behaviours, using financial agents, employing strategies, dependent on different Information Criteria and information utilisation. The objectives are to determine robustness of prediction for trader mix and to assess reliability...

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  • Eye Tracking for Qualitative Market Research

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Alan Smeaton, 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

    Over the last several years, CLARITY researchers have developed techniques for qualitative market research in an outdoor environment. This has been based on wearable cameras, typically worn around the neck, which take perhaps thousands of pictures each day and these pictures are then analysed using image-_processing techniques, to detect the presence of logos, brand...

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  • Genetic Regulatory Networks

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Martin Crane, 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

    Much of the emphasis in genomics research is less now on cataloguing genes, than on determining function and regulation. High-throughput data, generated from e.g. extended microarray technologies, knockout studies and novel sequencing techniques are heterogeneous and must be integrated and analysed.  Evolutionary Algorithm techniques offer a way of reconciling data types and determining dynamics...

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  • Using Sensors to Monitor Quality of Life in People with Dementia

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Alan Smeaton, 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

    Dementia is becoming one of the most prevalent diseases for the older generation, with consequential impact on overall costs as well as the human impact. The CLARITY centre is already running three externally-_funded projects on using sensors to help those with dementia to live fuller, more independent lives, based around keeping...

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  • Data Analytics and Causation

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Martin Crane, 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

    Analysis of patterns in time series data from multiple sensors, both ‘virtual’ and physical, may be mined for hidden information. This information often takes the form of causal links between external significant events (or ‘shocks’) and signatures in the data, identification of which can lead to valuable further insight. The aim is thus to...

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  • Environmental Monitoring Using Crowd-sourced and Participative Sensing

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Alan Smeaton, 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

    Environmental monitoring in urban settings is an expensive activity but is an essential part of living in cities. At the moment, sensing of practically all of our environmental factors is done by local or government authorities or agencies who sense, monitor and sometimes report back to us, information on things like traffic volume, noise...

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  • Contagion Spread and Intervention: Pollution/Epidemics

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Mr Ray Walshe, 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

    Whether information diffusion, communication networks, disease or pollution spread, a key focus of modelling systems with multiple units or agents is the characterisation ofemergent behaviour. For land-surrounded water masses, such as lakes, a key issue is the growth of algae, which disrupt the local ecosystem and extinguish competing organisms, fish and so on. Algal...

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  • Social Network Discovery – Spatio-Temporal Event Modelling

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Heather Ruskin, 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

    Network changes can be considered to be caused by event occurrence in any event-based social network (EBSN). Assessment of network robustness is thus crucial to modelling such networks prior to consideration of their dynamics, with issues including data sparsity and how to represent relationships. Once the time element is introduced, co-occurrences among individual (agents)...

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  • Cloud Security on Handheld Devices

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Mr Ray Walshe, 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

    Concerns relating to security in the cloud are well documented. This project looks at a special case to examine data security on mobile/handheld devices. These devices form part of the cloud provided service which is subject to Service Level Agreement(s). In a loss of connectivity situation, the device is now isolated from the cloud...

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  • Social Trending and Contextualisation

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Heather Ruskin, 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

    Whether information diffusion, communication networks, disease or pollution spread, a key focus of modelling systems with multiple units or agents is the characterisation ofemergent behaviour. In social trending the dual challenge is that the tools must be refined enough to contextualise the results and only highlight significant events, but also efficient enough to process...

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  • Cloud Metrics for Measuring SaaS

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Mr Ray Walshe, 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: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Each business has its own Business Processes and in-house systems. Migration to the cloud can be simplified by analysing the business model, identifying key metrics and recommending best solutions. This project will research the key performance metrics per sector and provide a business intelligence framework to support SaaS and Migration for Small to Medium...

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  • Human Motion Tracking Using Multiple Cameras

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Alistair Sutherland, 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: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    We wish to recognise the motion of the human body using 3D video streams from multiple cameras. We are working with an Irish company, which designs video-processing chips. We wish to build a device, which could be used as an interface for video games. In the long term we would like to...

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  • Data Mining Identities in the Cloud

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr David Sinclair, 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: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Just like Neil Armstrong’s footprints on the Moon, data in the Cloud persists. The first step in protecting a user’s identity is to truely understand the threat that data mining poses to different user anonymisation techniques.  This research will develop new tools and techniques to data mining information about users in the Cloud and...

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  • Medical Analysis of Human Skin Using 3D Computer Vision

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Alistair Sutherland, 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

    We are working in collaboration with dermatologists at a Dublin hospital to analyse human skin diseases. We will use 3D computer vision to model the human face (or other parts of the body) at a very high resolution. We will measure the extent of lesions in the skin and we will measure the changes...

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  • Modeling and Analysing Quality of Service in Cloud-based Applications

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr David Sinclair, 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

    Very few things in the real world are absolute. The world is not “black and white”, but multiple shades of grey. While I would like a Cloud-based service to respond in 2 seconds, my level of satisfaction would not be significantly lower if the response time was 2.5 seconds. However some properties are more...

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  • Recognising Complex Objects Using Multi-scale Entropy

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Alistair Sutherland, 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

    Recognising complex deformable objects (such as the human body) in images is difficult. We want to explore techniques which model the objects at different scales and where the complexity of the objects is measured using entropy. These techniques are based on Shannon’s Information Theory. They should result in efficient and accurate solutions, which...

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  • Controlling Data Usage in the Cloud

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr David Sinclair, 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

    This research will develop tools and techniques to enable a user to control who can effectively access their data object in the Cloud. In addition the user will be able to specify and control how their data object are used.

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  • Using a Geographical Ontology for Image Classification and Object Recognition

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Cathal Gurrin, 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 image classification and object recognition methods are currently attending an advanced level of accuracy for domain specific tasks. However, having a reliable and trustable accuracy in generic tasks is still a research challenge. Relying only the visual information to have a perfect accuracy seems to be an impossible task due to the lack...

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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

    |

    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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  • Forgetting in Digital Memories

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Cathal Gurrin, 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

    We in CLARITY (Centre for Sensor Web Technologies) have been doing a lot of work in recent years on sensing the person, using wearable sensors to understand the person’s activities and build a digital memory for the person. We achieve this by using software for android phones (or Microsoft Sensecams) that read continually...

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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

    |

    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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  • Using Sensors to Monitor Detailed Physical Activities

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Cathal Gurrin, 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

    Using wearable accelerometers (on the chest), it is possible to accurately identify user activities such as sitting, walking, standing, driving, etc… These user activities can be employed in the real-world to quantify an individual for reasons such as personalized healthcare, exer-gaming, and professional healthcare interventions. Currently our research can accurately identify user activities to...

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  • Textual Life Narratives

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Cathal Gurrin, 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

    We in CLARITY (Centre for Sensor Web Technologies) have been doing a lot of work in recent years on sensing the person, using wearable sensors to understand the person’s activities and build a digital memory for the person. We achieve this by using software for android phones (or Microsoft Sensecams) that read continually...

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  • Fluorescent Probes for Detection of Brain Plaque Proteins, Prevalent in Alzheimer’s and Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Tia Keyes, 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

    Amyloid plaques within brain tissue are a feature common to many neurological diseases includeing Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), Gerstmann-Sträussler syndrome (GSS), Parkinsons disease, Alzheimers and in scrapie, a prion disease of animals, amyloid plaques have been shown to be composed of prion proteins (PrP), which form filaments. Diagnosis of disease...

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  • Colaborative Video Search

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Cathal Gurrin, 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: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Current state-of-the art systems for video search can provide efficient access to millions of documents, yet the success of these large-scale retrieval systems has presented users with new problems, that of “extreme precision”: how to filter out only the useful information from ranked lists of hundreds or thousands of retrieved items and how to...

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  • Nanoporous Arrays for Capture and Analysis of Live Cells for Imaging and Disease Detection

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Tia Keyes, 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

    The ability to selectively capture and introduce reagent to single intact cells or platelets introduced from cell culture medium or a clinical sample is of significant interest in diagnostics, in pharmacological and physiological studies of drugs/cell interactions and for studying the biochemical behaviour of single cells. This project will focus on (a) The fabrication...

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  • Novel Video Search

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Cathal Gurrin, 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

    |

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

    Project Summary

    Current state-of-the art systems for video search can provide efficient access to millions of documents, yet the success of these large-scale retrieval systems has presented users with new problems, that of “extreme precision”: how to filter out only the useful information from ranked lists of hundreds or thousands of retrieved items and how to...

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  • 3D Object Retrieval

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Alistair Sutherland, 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

    In the areas of medicine and engineering it is becoming important to recognise and retrieve 3D objects from databases. These objects may be stored as multiple views or distance maps or as volumetric data. We are researching a range of methods including heat diffusion and charge density. We would like to explore...

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  • Complexity vs. Security in Computer Programs

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Darragh O'Brien, 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 aim of this project is to apply static analysis techniques to investigate the correlation between program complexity and the presence of exploitable vulnerabilities. A key deliverable in this project is a set of program transformation techniques to aid security code review and vulnerability detection.

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  • Autonomous Vehicle Control Using Computer Vision

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Alistair Sutherland, 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

    Recently some companies have produced autonomous self-driving vehicles. But these all use expensive range-sensing technology such as LIDAR. We would like to use ordinary video cameras to create a model of the 3D environment. We will be extending the techniques, which we have developed for human motion tracking, to recognising and tracking vehicles.

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  • Android Intrusion Detection System

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Darragh O'Brien, 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 aim of this research is to build on the TaintDroid project to develop an Android IDS through the application of machine learning techniques for anomalous program behaviour detection.

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  • Microbial Composition and Chemical Characteristics of Organic Matter Present Under Extreme Conditions in Sediment from the South Pacific Gyre

    DCU

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