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Mechanical Engineering

PGR-RA-167

Expertise of research area
combustion and energy; design sciences; functional surfaces; mechanical engineering; medical engineering; robotics; thermofluids


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<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Researchers in the School of Mechanical Engineering have a track record of delivering high-quality research to solve real world problems with particular expertise in: engineering systems and design; thermofluids, surfaces and interfaces; medical devices and regenerative medicine.

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<p>100% of our research has either &lsquo;outstanding&rsquo; or &lsquo;very considerable&rsquo; impact, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework.</p> <p>We have strong links with the <a href="https://fluids.leeds.ac.uk/">Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics</a>, <a href="https://robotics.leeds.ac.uk/">Robotics Leeds</a>, the <a href="https://medicinehealth.leeds.ac.uk/medicine">School of Medicine</a> and the <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/">Faculty of Biological Sciences</a>.</p> <h5>Our research:</h5> <ul> <li><a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/mechanical-engineering-research-design-robotics-optimisation">Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimisation</a></li> <li><a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/mechanical-engineering-research-thermofluids/doc/institute-thermofluids">Institute of Thermofluids</a></li> <li><a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/mechanical-engineering-research-functional-surfaces">Institute of Functional Surfaces</a></li> <li><a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/mechanical-research-medical-biological-engineering/doc/institute-medical-biological-engineering">Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering</a></li> </ul> <p>We have a range of PhD opportunities for prospective postgraduate researchers&nbsp;and welcome new proposals that match our areas of expertise. You&rsquo;ll join a friendly, supportive and diverse community of postgraduate researchers who come from all over the world.</p> <h3>Useful links and further reading:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/mechanical-engineering-research-degrees">Research degrees within the School of Mechanical Engineering</a></li> <li><a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/mechanical-engineering-research-innovation">School of Mechanical Engineering, Research and Innovation</a></li> </ul> <h3>Leeds Doctoral College</h3> <p>Our <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/research-leeds-doctoral-college">Doctoral College</a> supports you throughout your postgraduate research journey. It brings together all the support services and opportunities to enhance your research, your development, and your overall experience.</p>

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<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/research-applying/doc/applying-research-degrees">University&#39;s website</a>.</p>

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<p>For general enquiries and details regarding the application process, please contact the Graduate School Office:</p> <p>e: <a href="http://phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk">phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: <a href="tel:+44113 34 35057">+44 (0)113 34 35057</a></p>


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