Research opportunities

We are interested to receive applications from ambitious individuals keen to pursue research interests in Biomimetics at The University of Manchester in topics including: 

  • Biologically inspired jumping robotics – modelling, design and applications
  • Machine learning for flight control of agile unmanned aerial vehicles
  • Smart hydrodynamic coatings for improved manoeuvring of aquatic robotics
  • Virtual and augmented reality approaches to visualising animal flight
  • Examining flight evolution through computational modelling and robotics
  • Aeroacoustics of flight in birds of prey

Funding and further enquiries

Various sources of PhD funding are also available.

For more information on PhD project topics available that may be developed further in discussion with academics to align with your interests and expertise please see individual staff pages.

For admissions enquiries about postgraduate research programmes please contact the Doctoral Academy Admissions Team at:

Our research

Discover the range of our research topics in bio-inspired engineering.

Activities and events

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