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

  • Stability of slender steel portal frames at ambient temperature and in fire
  • Static/fatigue behaviour of joints in very large portal frame cladding
  • Behaviour of FRCM composites in fire
  • Optimisation of constructional materials using graphene/graphene oxide
  • Fatigue behaviour of high strength steel joints in corrosive environment
  • Performance and modelling of crash test dummy components
  • Modelling of steel connections in fire
  • Resilience of structures to extreme loading
  • Seismic behaviour of laminated piezoelectric plates on Pasternak foundation
  • Design and non-linear analysis of lightweight low-rise buildings under extreme wind loads
  • Experimental and modelling analysis of lightweight concrete structures strengthened with advanced materials/FRPs internally

Alternatively follow the link below to use FindaPhD for funded opportunities:


Use FindaPhD’s filters to discover funded PhD projects that align with MACE’s areas of expertise.

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 general queries about funding and how to apply please contact the Student Recruitment and Admissions Team.

Martin Lockey
Senior Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
George Begg Building – B15
0161 275 4345

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