There are a number of potential PhD projects available for 2019/2020 cohort that are linked to particular industrial partners. Choosing a PhD project that has an industry partner offers many benefits to both the student and the industry partner. As a student you will be provided with an additional industrial co-supervisor as a contact point. You will spend around 20% of your time at industrial R&D departments. This model for the CDT provides the PhD student with access to training, facilities and expertise not available in an academic setting. In addition, industrial partners provide student placements and industry workshops to demonstrate to students the potential application of their innovation and to highlight career pathways.
Current PhD projects with an industry partner that are available to apply for:
This is an industrial PhD project aimed at developing novel imaging techniques for contrast-enhanced liver imaging using the ultrasound contrast agent (UCA) SonazoidTM. UCAs are micrometer size bubbles (with the size range of 3-10 µm diameters) that consist of an inert gas core encapsulated by a stabilizing shell (protein, lipid or polymer).
2019_007 - Pushing the Limits of Spatial Resolution for Whole-heart Cardiac MR Angiography: Let’s get ready for Prime Time
This is an industrial PhD project (Siemens) which encompasses topics from both the Emerging Imaging and AI in Medical Imaging themes of this CDT, and thus will permit the student to work at the interface of both sub-disciplines.
2019_010 - Automated 4D Function of the Heart
This is an industrial PhD project (Siemens) that will leverage recent advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence to automatically analyse 3D+t data, providing information on shape and motion of all four chambers of the heart.