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Postgraduate research in Engineering, Technology and Environment

If you have a passion for innovation, then Staffordshire University is a great place to pursue your research in Engineering, Technology and Environment. Take advantage of our state-of-the-art facilities, and work alongside leading researchers in the fields of sustainable engineering, renewable energies, forensic science, biological and biomedical sciences, air quality, geography, computing, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and robotics.

Ready-to-go research projects

In addition to offering supervision for a project that you propose, we also have a list of ready to go PhD projects designed by our experts, which means that the research proposal is already written.

  • The development of a wing morphometric tool for the species identification of mosquitoes from mixed genera and the quantification of its strengths and limitations
  • The future of Esports within the UK games industry
  • Internet of things for smart cities applications

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Our researchers

World renowned in their fields, our researchers are here to support you through every step of your research career.

Dr Abdel-Hamid Soliman

Associate Professor

Abdel-Hamid's expertise includes automation, including Smart Cities, Building automation, Energy management, Security, Safety and health applications.

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Fiona Graham

Associate Professor

Fiona is a Senior Lecturer and Producer, with a background as a factual documentary producer/director and television studio producer. Fiona has a background in print journalism, BBC radio and television including BBC1, ITV1, ITV2, Channel 4, STV…

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Mohamed Sedky

Associate Professor

After received his BEng(Hons) in Electro-Physics and Communications in Alexandria University, Egypt, in 1996, Mohamed founded SKM communication systems with two partners.

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Professor Torfeh Sadat-Shafai

Professor

Torfeh's expertise lies in plastic electronics, Photovoltaics, Experimental Physics, Electronic Material & Thin Films Technology and Optoelectronics. Torfeh is also course leader for Advanced Technology MSc

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Professor David Webb

Professor

David is the course leader for Continental Philosophy. His expertise includes Modern European Philosophy, especially phenomenology, and French epistemology and philosophy of science (Heidegger, Levinas, Foucault, Serres, Bachelard, Cavaill&egrav…

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Dr Richard Halfpenny

Lecturer

Richard spent 16 years working in a business setting before returning to university studying a PhD on the species discrimination of cryptic Culex mosquito species using non-molecular methods, and their olfactory mediated sugar feeding behaviou…

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Dr Kevin Reiling

Associate Dean - Recruitment

Kevin's research explores the environmental impacts of aerial pollutants and toxic metals. He is also interested in the public understanding of science.

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Dr Russell Campion

Head Of Department - Associate Professor

Russell started at the University in 1990, studying a BA, then MRes, and finally a PhD before going into full-time teaching. He currently runs the Department of Computing. Previously he has managed the Information Systems group at Stafford befor…

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Dr Asma Patel

Senior Lecturer

Dr Justin Champion

Senior Lecturer

Justin has worked for the University for a number of years as a Senior Lecturer in Networking. He is a member of the university's CISCO teaching team and has a wide set of experiences within this field, and has mostly specialised in the area of…

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Dr Mohammad Hasan

Senior Lecturer

Mohammad has worked as Lecturer and as Assistant Professor in the past. Now, he works as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing at Staffordshire University. He is involved in postgraduate research e.g. Masters by Research (MRes), PhD s…

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Philip Windridge

Senior Lecturer (Tef)

Philip's expertise lie in all things web. Specifically; web programming, web standard, Agile development, ontologies and artificial intelligence and research.

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Dr Ruth Swetnam

Professor

Ruth is a GIS specialist. Her research interests lie in the fields of landscape ecology, historical geography, land use change and environmental information. Ruth is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Chartered Geographer in GIS.

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Dr Paul Barratt

Senior Lecturer

Paul is a cultural geographer with research interests focusing on environmental engagements, low carbon living and working, and qualitative research methods.

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Professor Fiona Tweed

Professor

Fiona is an international expert on glacial processes and natural hazards with over 25 years' experience of collaborative field research. An enthusiastic and inspiring educator, Fiona is a Senior Fellow of the HEA and a National Teaching Fellow.…

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Professor Hamidreza Gohari Darabkhani

Professor-Low Carbon & Renew Engergy Sys

Hamidreza's expertise lies in conventional and renewable clean energy conversion technologies including carbon capture, thermofluids and more. Hamidreza is also course leader for the Mechanical Engineering MSc.

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Professor Elhadj Benkhelifa

Professor Of Computer Science (Tef)

Professor Jon Fairburn

Professor

Professor Jon Fairburn is active in teaching, research, bid writing and public engagement. He has incorporated credited work experience into geography and tourism degrees as well as the MSc Digital Marketing Management.

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Dr Claire Gwinnett

Professor (Tef)

I am a Professor in Forensic and Environmental Science. I specialise in forensic fibres analysis, mircoplastics and plastic pollution, hair analysis, paint analysis and glass analysis.

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Facilities

As a postgraduate research student, you'll have access to all of our specialist facilities, and the expertise of our technicians, to help your research succeed.

Support and funding

Study options

Our postgraduate research students work on their research in a range of different modes to fit around their work and life commitments – you might be on campus as a full-time or part-time researcher, or you may be studying as a Distance Learner. Your preferred option will be discussed as you go through your research proposal with your potential supervisory team.

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Fees and funding

Before you start your application, it's important to consider how you will fund your studies and cover living costs. There are lots of options available to postgraduate students to help support your work, which is why we have put together a detailed guide explaining the costs involved in postgraduate study, and the help that's available to pay for it.

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How you will be supported

The Graduate School works centrally to support you as a postgraduate researcher by listening, providing development opportunities, managing your journey, and acting as a gateway to pastoral support as you require. 

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How to apply

Interested in researching in the field of Engineering, Technology and Environment? You will need to go through our application process. This is to ensure we can meet your specific needs and support your research topic.

Start your postgraduate career by completing our MPhil/PhD enquiry form. We’ll put you in touch with a member of staff to have an informal conversation about your proposed research and qualifications.

 

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