Ph.D in Laser Processing of Hazardous Materials

Ph.D – Laser Processing of Hazardous Materials 

  • Application Deadline – 9th July 2020
  • Department – Mechanical, Electrical & Manufacturing  Engineering 
  • Scholarship Amount – Fully Funded (100%)
  • For details, please visit the link here 

Nuclear decommissioning is a vast international industry supporting the production of clean energy, and UK expertise sought worldwide. It is expected to cost the UK £130 billion and take 120 years to clean up our existing infrastructure. This provides the motivation for developing new technologies which will make long-term impacts on productivity and safety in this industry. Laser cutting has potential as one of the most suitable methods due to the fine detail of cutting and process control that can be achieved with a remotely controllable process. However, these processes generate large amounts of highly energised nano-particulate and unknown, potentially radioactive hazards. Utilising world-leading laser processing and optical diagnostic testing equipment at Loughborough University the candidate will research the use of lasers for safe processing of radioactive contaminated materials and will work in partnership with National Nuclear Laboratory to access testing facilities for novel processing of radioactive materials.


PhD in Health Sciences

PhD – Influence of Phytochemical administration on inflammation, redox balance and muscle regeneration following exercise in older & younger adults

  • Application Deadline – 26th June 2020
  • Department – Sports, Exercise & Health Sciences
  • Scholarship Amount – Fully Funded (100%)
  • For details, please visit the link here 

This project will examine the effects of phytochemicals on markers of oxidative stress, inflammation and muscle function in older and younger adults. The successful candidate will have the chance to work with world leading experts in a department ranked number 1 in the world for sports related subjects. The candidate will also benefit from an expert supervisory team and world-class facilities. The PhD is suited to an individual with a background/interest in the following areas: physiology, exercise science, sports and clinical nutrition, biomedical science.


Sensor Management & Fusion for Detection and tracking of Small Drones

Sensor Management and Fusion for Detection & Tracking of Small Drones - PhD

  • Application Deadline – 29th June 2020
  • Department – Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering 
  • Scholarship Amount – Fully Funded (100%)
  • For details, please visit the link here 

To mitigate this threat of small UAS, key regions and assets need to be protected from hostile UAS. To achieve this, hostile UAS need to be detected, identified, localised, and only then neutralised. One of the greatest challenges is in their detection and tracking, due to their small size.

There are number of sensor solutions that can detect these small UAS e.g. cameras, radar, LIDAR and acoustic.  However, each sensor system has their disadvantages e.g. Limited range, needing daylight, low accuracy, high false detection rate.

Entry Requirements for Pakistani Students

 First-class honours (70%)Upper second-class honours (60%)Lower second-class honours (50%)
Public Universities 4 Year degree onlyFirst with distinction (75%) / 4.0First (65%) / 3.2Second (59%) / 2.6
Private Universities 4 Year degree onlyFirst with Distinction (85%)First (75%)First (65%)
2 or 3 year bachelor’s plus Master’sFirst (60%)Second (55%)Second (50%)