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3D millimetre wave radar imaging using a low cost plasma display

It has long been known that Glow Discharge Detectors (GDDs or neon bulbs) are able to detect microwave, millimetre wave and even THz radiation. Recent work has also showed that in a more...

Supervisor(s): Brooker, Graham (Dr)

Prevention, repair, biomechanics and pathology of ligament, tendon and disc injuries

Improving graft options for ligament replacement This project aims to improve graft options for ligament replacement, including kangaroo tendon as a xenograft for human ACL reconstr more...

Supervisor(s): Clarke, Elizabeth (Dr)

Electrical impedance modelling for implants

Neuromodulation implant stimulation and control is currently limited by the impedance of the surrounding tissue. The aim is to develop a 3D FEM computer model and an agar gel based more...

Supervisor(s): McEwan, Alistair (Professor)

Investigation on the causes for keratoconus

This project will be suitable for PhD students, and it can also be broken down to small projects for master students. It is basic science research based, and the student will experi more...

Supervisor(s): Sutton, Gerard (Professor), You, Jingjing (Dr)

Development of wireless motion sensors for use in complex movements

This project aims to develop the technology used in current wireless inertial measurement units (IMU’s) for use in complex movements where the size of current units may impede more...

Supervisor(s): Fong Yan, Alycia (Dr)

Groundwater Protection with Geosynthetics Clay Liners: Behaviour under Unsaturated Conditions

Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCLs) are engineered systems made of bentonite clay sandwiched between two geotextiles and used in conjunction with high-density polyethylene geomembranes more...

Supervisor(s): El-Zein, Abbas (Professor)

Self-Healing Clay-Polymer Mixtures: Towards a New Material

The project will develop new clay-polymer mixtures that enhance the ability of clay to self-heal developing fractures, hence helping the emergence of autonomously-repairing geotechn more...

Supervisor(s): El-Zein, Abbas (Professor)

Cohesive Crack Model in Coupled Hydro-Mechanical Theory of Partially Saturated Soils

The fissuring and healing of clay is modeled using a novel approach, within a finite-element framework, that will allow the design of new materials and new geotechnical structures w more...

Supervisor(s): El-Zein, Abbas (Professor)

Structural and Magnetic Properties of 4d Oxides

How high can magnetic interactions go?  Using second and third row transition metal oxides we are targeting a class of perovskite materials that could potentially have the high more...

Supervisor(s): Kennedy, Brendan (Professor)

Improving productivity, profitability, sustainability, and animal health and welfare of extensive and intensive beef cattle production using automatic monitoring and management systems

The Livestock in Future Landscapes Program seeks to understand how livestock interact with the environment and how these interactions determine the efficiency of production (growth, more...

Supervisor(s): Gonzalez, Luciano (Associate Professor)