Our Research Opportunities
Coventry University's research strategy is underpinned by a £250m investment in research, our estate and facilities. It also:
- enables our academics to apply fresh and original approaches to key research challenges
- informs their teaching
- provides opportunities for postgraduate students to participate in major research projects.
We currently offer a variety of PhD studentships to outstanding applicants, to areas of research undertaken by our Research Centres and our industrial collaborations.
To find a PhD for you, search by topic/subject in the bar below or filter by research area/centre on the available drop-down box.
Challenging traditional automotive design processes through ambitious pioneering technologies
The development of new technologies will make a significant impact on future vehicle design. This impact will take two forms; on the design process due to innovative tool development and on the attributes of the resultant vehicle design. This PhD will focus on researching and developing new techniques that will transform automotive design techniques and processes. The interdisciplinary nature of this project and will focus on multiple new technologies such as augmented and virtual reality, additive manufacturing and projection mapping, therefore applicants from a wide range of disciplines are encouraged to apply, particular interest would include, but is not limited to, Computer and Software Engineers, Electrical Engineers and Product Design Engineers.
Detailed investigation into the energy consumption benefits of Vehicle Platooning
Vehicle platooning – vehicles travelling in close proximity nose-to-tail – has been identified as a potential method for significantly reducing vehicle energy consumption. Many demonstrations and trials have taken place (and continue currently) but none has, to date, delivered a comprehensive and implementable set of recommendations as to how the benefits might be delivered cost effectively and safely. This project will have at its core the objective to ensure that the range of potential impacts and benefits is properly and robustly articulated, based on sound research methodologies.
The non-linear states of convection in the Earth core
The purpose of this thesis is to theoretically predict all possible nonlinear convective states for the first time. We will then evaluate which of these states are mostly likely to underpin the Earth's core convection.