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.
At Home in Coventry 1945-1975
This PhD will explore the notion of what a home meant to the diverse populations within Coventry in the immediate post-war period. Choosing from the extensive collection of art, artefacts, photographs, and archives that are held by the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, the research will combine art and/or design research with social and cultural history.
Long-Lived Wireless Sensor Networks - Providing better energy solutions for refugees
This project will focus on investigating sensors and server failure modes in wireless networked sensor systems. You will develop both theoretical and practical solutions for preserving network life. These solutions will account for the application level data needs and the viability of the deployed network as an informational decision-enabling tool in specific real-life settings.
Micro-grid management and control systems – Providing better energy solutions for refugees
This project will: (1) map the current gaps in education and technology that make micro-grids inaccessible or difficult to apply in the context of displaced populations and refugee camps; and (2) develop prototype micro-grid management and control systems—based around wireless sensing and actuation—which are fit for purpose in functional deployed micro-grids.
Computational Modelling of Conformal Cooling
The project aims to developing a validated mathematical model of the cooling of aluminium casting tools, to achieve optimum cooling channel layout for complex tool geometries.