Skip to main content

Postgraduate research project

Smart acoustic control technologies

Fully funded (UK and international)
Type of degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Entry requirements
2:1 honours degree View full entry requirements
Faculty graduate school
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Closing date

About the project

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work at the forefront of engineering research with a focus on sound and vibration? Would you like to develop your skills as a researcher and kick-start a career in engineering innovation?
We are offering a fully funded PhD position, with enhanced financial support from a large industrial partner, to pursue doctoral research in Smart Acoustic Control Technologies as part of a large project funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering

Smart Acoustic Control Technologies bring together acoustic and structural design with advanced sensing, actuation, control, and signal processing technologies including machine learning. These smart systems offer significant potential to push the boundaries of acoustic and structural vibration control design and performance. They address complex challenges across a diversity of sectors and scenarios, from the control of noise and vibration in the aerospace, automotive and maritime sectors, to the control of noise transmission between dwellings.

We are offering a fully funded industrial studentship to work in the broad area of Smart Acoustic Control Technologies in the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research.

We provide:

  • full coverage of tuition fees
  • a significant funding package to support presentation of your work at major international conferences and to carry out extensive experimental work
  • the opportunity to conduct groundbreaking research in collaboration with a major UK industrial partner, offering significant potential for future career development both within industry and academia
  • the opportunity to join an open and collaborative team of PhD and Postdoctoral researchers working across various aspects of Smart Acoustic Control Technologies
  • the opportunity to fine tune the focus of the PhD topic to your interests within the realm of Smart Acoustic Control Technologies, which could include acoustics, vibration, signal processing (including Machine Learning), sensing, actuation, numerical modelling, design optimisation and multiphysics problems
  • access to the extensive experimental facilities available at the ISVR, including our newly refurbished anechoic chamber.