Science Without Borders PhD projects (no bench fees required)

“The School of Engineering offers a wealth of expertise in education and research within the fields of architecture, chemical, civil, electrical, electronic, energy, mechanical, and process engineering, all embraced in an intimate surrounding of a scholarly learning experience in beautiful Cork city. UCC has a long and proud tradition in engineering education dating back almost a century. George Boole (1815-1864), the father of Boolean Algebra, a fundamental theory for modern electronic computing and engineering served as Professor at UCC. Today, graduates and academic members of the School continue to contribute worldwide to advancing engineering technologies and are highly regarded by employers and scholars across the globe.

The School’s vision is to be the premier School of Engineering in Ireland, recognised internationally for producing professionals educated to the highest standards, cutting-edge research, and innovative engineering solutions to global challenges.”

Nabeel A. Riza, Ph.D. Caltech, 2001 ICO Prize, Fellow IEEE, IET, OSA, EOS, SPIE
Head of the School of Engineering and Chair Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, UCC

The staff in our School of Engineering have put together a list of projects open to Brazilian students seeking PhD projects under Science Without Borders funding. These projects are open to fully funded Brazilian students under the Science Without Borders programme and bench fees are not required for these projects. 

Find out how to apply for a PhD project under the Science Without Borders project at this link www.ucc.ie/en/study/science-without-borders/

The projects below were created by staff from our School of Engineering but some projects also include the following  Science Without Borders research themes:

  • Computing and Information Technology
  • Clinical, Pré-clinical and Health Sciences
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology
  • Renewable Energies
  • Technologies for Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Disasters
  • Nanotechnology and New Materials
  • New Technologies for Construction Engineering
  • Sustainable Agricultural Production
  • Creative Industries

PhD projects under the supervision of Dr. Guangbo Hao, Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering

  • Design, Modelling and Testing of a Large-Range XY Compliant Parallel Manipulator for Nanopositioning Project pdf
  • A Soft Robot with Variable Stiffness for Biomedical Applications Project pdf
  • Design and Development of Large-range Exactly-constrained Flexure Translational Bearings with Large Off-axis Stiffness Project pdf

PhD projects under the supervision of Dr. Edmond Byrne, Process and Chemical Engineering

  • Developing models of risk and sustainability for complex socio-technical systems and investigating implications  Project pdf
  • Seeking a sustainable global food production and consumption model recognising system complexity Project pdf
  • A Holistic Approach to Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Dairy Sectors of Brazil and/or Ireland Project pdf

PhD projects under the supervision of Dr. Bill Wright, Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering

  • Prototype ultrasonic flow meters for monitoring of air flow Project pdf
  • Acoustic monitoring of turbines used in offshore wave energy devices Project pdf
  • A secure communications network using modulated ultrasound in air Project pdf
  • In-situ ultrasonic monitoring of laser welding Project pdf
  • Ultrasonic estimation of tongue shape for enhanced speech therapy Project pdf

PhD projects under the supervision of Dr. Kevin Cronin, College Lecturer, Process and Chemical Engineering

  • Variability Powder Properties resulting from Spray Drying Operations Project pdf
  • Modelling and Experimental Analysis of Fluidised Bed Granulation Project pdf
  • Investigation into the tablet filling process to improve the uniformity of tablet properties Project pdf

PhD projects under the supervision of Dr. Alan Morrison, Senior Lecturer, Electrical & Electronic Engineering

  • Scalable Concentrator Photovoltaics for Rural Microgeneration Project pdf
  • Development of Tunnel Diodes for Multijunction Solar Cells Project pdf
  • Novel planarised avalanche photodiodes Project pdf

PhD projects under the supervision of Dr. Vikram Pakrashi, Lecturer, Civil Engineering

  • Reliability based Maintenance and Management of Infrastructure Lifeline Networks Project pdf
  • Risk, Maintenance Management and Assessment of Offshore Wind-Wave Devices under Operational and Extreme Weather Conditions Project pdf
  • System Identification of Offshore Renewable Devices from Output Response Project pdf 
  • Guidelines for Scaled Dynamic Testing of Offshore Renewable Energy Devices Project pdf
  • Health Monitoring Systems for Offshore Renewable Energy Devices Project pdf
  • Control Systems for Offshore Renewable Energy Devices Project pdf
  • Smart Materials and Structures for Large Infrastructure Elements Project pdf 
  • Novel Nonlinear Energy Harvesting Systems Project pdf
  • Time Series based Methods for Damage Detection and Structural Health Monitoring Project pdf
  • Green Mobility through Active Travel for Urban Transporation Networks Project pdf
  • Identification of Dynamic System Parameters using Time-Frequency Techniques Project pdf
  • Image Processing for Infrastructure Inspection Project pdf 
  • A Risk based Framework for Disaster Management Project pdf









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