Department of Engineering

PhD Studentships

PhD Studentships

EPSRC PhD Studentships in Engineering

A number of EPSRC doctoral training grants will be available in the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, from October 2016. Applications for these fully funded research studentships are invited from suitably qualified UK and EU students. Current Projects Available: - further information is available from the named supervisor for each project.

Energy, Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery

Electrical Engineering

  • Highly distributed mechanisms for demand side management in power systems and smart grids. Dr I C Lestas
  • Anisotropic nanostructured materials based on graphene and 2D materials. Dr F Torrisi
  • Elastic optical networking in the presence of uncertainty Dr S Savory

Mechanics, Materials and Design

Civil Engineering

  • Top-down as-is modelling of industrial facilities. Dr I Brilakis
  • Smart sensing and monitoring masonry rail infrastructure. Dr M J DeJong
  • Strength assessment of reinforced concrete half-joint structures. Dr J M Lees
  • Vibration and impact monitoring of tram operations. Dr J P Talbot

Manufacturing and Management

  • Surviving function during fluid-based advanced manufacturing. Dr R Daly
  • Design for additive manufacturing. Dr J Moultrie
  • Developing text mining methodology for analysing engineering warranty claim reports. Professor A D Neely
  • Optimising maintenance for diverse asset portfolios. Dr A K N Parlikad

Information Engineering

Applicants need to have, or expect to achieve, a first-class degree in Engineering or a relevant subject in the Physical Sciences or Mathematics. Applicants from the UK are eligible for a full award, full University and College fees and a maintenance allowance of at least £14,057 per year. Applicants from the EU are eligible for a fees only award.

Applications should be made via the University of Cambridge Graduate Admissions online form.


Industrial studentships in the Department of Engineering are advertised on the University of Cambridge Job Opportunities Pages and on

Funded places are available in the EPSRC Centers for Doctoral Training - see course pages for more information.

The Cambridge Trust awards scholarships to International Students. Applicants who wish to be considered for these scholarships must apply before 2 December 2015, for admission in October 2016.

Further information on current research within the Department can be found under the Research menu and, more specifically, within Academic Divisions.