This list shows all of the confirmed proposals for MSc dissertation projects from our research staff for for 2016/17.
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Projects list for 2016/17

Project title Supervisor MSc programme Project Type
Virtual rowing coach Mauro Dragone Embedded Systems, Mobile Communications Development
GPS Tracking Mauro Dragone Embedded Systems, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Development
Rowing stroke detector Mauro Dragone Embedded Systems, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Development
Food Computer Mauro Dragone Embedded Systems, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems Development
Advanced sensing of counterfeited whisky Marc Desmulliez Embedded Systems, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Experimental
Non-conventional Radio-over-Fiber scheme Jose Marques-Hueso Embedded Systems, Mobile Communications, Photonics Mixed
Robot Grasping using the Husky UGV with twin UR5 arms (suitable for multiple students) David Lane Embedded Systems, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Development
Object Detection in Underwater Optical Images with Deep Learning David Lane Embedded Systems, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Computational
Hydrodynamic Imaging and Machine Learning David Lane Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Embedded Systems, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Computational
Modelling of new modulation scheme for optical communication Dr. Xu Wang Mobile Communications, Photonics Theoretical
Distributed signal processing for Underwater sensor networks. Yvan Petillot Embedded Systems, Mobile Communications, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Smart Grid and Demand Management, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Computational
Hybrid Platform for Human Activity Recognition Mauro Dragone Embedded Systems, Mobile Communications, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Mixed
Analysis of underwater signals for target tracking and localisation Yvan Petillot Embedded Systems, Mobile Communications, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Computational
High speed data aquisition for photonics based research Dr Robert Maier Energy, Mobile Communications, Photonics, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Experimental
Opto-electronic wavelength calibration system for a swept wavelength diode laser system, operating in the 1.5 micron region Dr Robert Maier Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Embedded Systems, Mobile Communications, Photonics, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Sustainability Engineering, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Experimental
3D printing : Laser based Additive Layer Manufacturing (2013) Dr Robert Maier Advanced Mechanical Engineering Experimental
Robotic Ecologies Mauro Dragone Embedded Systems, Mobile Communications, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems Mixed
Robot-assisted localization of underwater sensor networks Mauro Dragone Embedded Systems, Mobile Communications, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems Mixed
Swarm Robot Platform Mauro Dragone Embedded Systems, Mobile Communications, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems Mixed
FPGA implementation of Echo State Network Mauro Dragone Embedded Systems, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Mixed
Non-contact voltage measurement from high voltage power lines Paul Record Energy, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering, Smart Grid and Demand Management Experimental
Electric field camera for underwater applications Paul Record Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Oil and Gas Technology, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Experimental
Adaptively Balanced Robot Arm in Human-Robot Interaction Mustafa Suphi Erden Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Embedded Systems, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Development
Extendable Robot Arm Design for Reaching Confined Workspace Mustafa Suphi Erden Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Embedded Systems, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems Development
Robotic Assistance for Hand Manipulation - Collaborative and Shared Robot Control Mustafa Suphi Erden Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Embedded Systems, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems Mixed
Robotic Assistance Platform for Manipulation in Laparoscopy Operations - Collaborative and Shared Control in Medical Robotics Mustafa Suphi Erden Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Embedded Systems, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems Mixed
Structure+Texture Image Decomposition and its Applications Alexander Belyaev Mobile Communications, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Computational
Image deconvolution Alexander Belyaev Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Computational
Phase-Change Materials for Antenna Applications (2016) Dimitris Anagnostou Mobile Communications, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Mixed
​​Plug-and-Play Antennas and Circuits (2016) Dimitris Anagnostou Mobile Communications, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Computational
RF Power Harvesting and Visualization of Antenna Radiation Pattern (2016) Dimitris Anagnostou Embedded Systems, Mobile Communications, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Experimental
Autonomous conformal antenna arrays for UAVs with deformable wing surfaces (2016) Dimitris Anagnostou Embedded Systems, Mobile Communications, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Development
Dual-polarization and dual-frequency antennas and arrays for 5G telecommunication systems (2016) Dimitris Anagnostou Mobile Communications, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Mixed
Magnetic conformal antennas for in-body, implantable and underwater communications (2016) Dimitris Anagnostou Mobile Communications, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Analytical
​Reconfigurable Microstrip Antennas (2016) Dimitris Anagnostou Mobile Communications, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Mixed
Detecting and tracking ships from Electro-Optic (EO) and Infra-Red (IR) camera data (2014-15) (2014-15) Daniel Clark Embedded Systems, Mobile Communications, Photonics, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Computational
Sonar modelling and tracking (2014-15) (2014-15) Daniel Clark Embedded Systems, Mobile Communications, Photonics, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Computational
Implementation of Adaptive Control algorithms Dr. M.W.Dunnigan Embedded Systems, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems Mixed
Implementation of Nonlinear Control algorithms Dr. M.W.Dunnigan Embedded Systems, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems Mixed
Development of Control Algorithms for a two-wheeled robot Dr. M.W.Dunnigan Embedded Systems, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems Mixed
Consumer coalitions for demand-side response Valentin Robu Energy, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering, Smart Grid and Demand Management, Sustainability Engineering Modelling
Coordinated charging of electric vehicles under network capacity constraints Valentin Robu Energy, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering, Smart Grid and Demand Management, Sustainability Engineering Modelling
Control algorithms for distributed energy demand response Valentin Robu Energy, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering, Smart Grid and Demand Management, Sustainability Engineering Modelling
Measurement and control for the oil and gas industry Gerard Markx Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Embedded Systems, Energy, Materials For Sustainable And Renewable Energies, Oil and Gas Technology, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Sustainability Engineering Mixed
Measurement of oil in brine Gerard Markx Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Materials For Sustainable And Renewable Energies, Oil and Gas Technology, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering, Vision, Image and Signal Processing
3D printed osmotic devices for drug and vaccine delivery Ferry Melchels Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Materials For Sustainable And Renewable Energies Experimental
Acoustic focusing for microfluidic blood plasma separation Anne Bernassau Experimental
Spectral-Energy Efficiency Trade-off of 5G Wireless Communication Systems with Separated Indoor/Outdoor Scenarios Prof. Cheng-Xiang Wang Mobile Communications Analytical
3D Channel Models for Visible Light Communication Systems Prof. Cheng-Xiang Wang Mobile Communications Analytical
Thermal modelling of ingestible biomedical devices Dr Gerard Cummins Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Embedded Systems, Energy, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems Modelling
Improvement of a Morphing Machine Dr Xianwen Kong Advanced Mechanical Engineering Mixed
Improvement of a disassembly-free reconfigurable parallel manipulator Xianwen Kong Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems Mixed
Energy-efficient Humanoid robot Xianwen Kong Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems Mixed
Improvement of a wheeled quadcopter Xianwen Kong Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems Mixed
3D printing and testing of new materials for FDM Dr. Jose Marques-Hueso Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Embedded Systems, Energy, Materials For Sustainable And Renewable Energies, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Smart Grid and Demand Management Experimental
Reflector antenna design and test George Goussetis Mobile Communications Mixed
End to end modelling of a satellite communication system George Goussetis Embedded Systems, Mobile Communications Modelling
Doping existing and novel hydrotalcites for industrial carbon capture Dr Susana Garcia Energy, Materials For Sustainable And Renewable Energies, Oil and Gas Technology, Sustainability Engineering Experimental
Synthesis of metal substituted hydrotalcite sorbents for industrial carbon capture Dr Susana Garcia Energy, Materials For Sustainable And Renewable Energies, Oil and Gas Technology, Sustainability Engineering Experimental
Development of solar fuels via CO2 photoreduction (2014-15) (2014-15) Prof Mercedes Maroto-Valer Energy, Materials For Sustainable And Renewable Energies, Oil and Gas Technology, Renewable Energy Engineering, Sustainability Engineering Mixed
Understanding CO2 storage in geological formations Prof Mercedes Maroto-Valer Energy, Materials For Sustainable And Renewable Energies, Oil and Gas Technology, Renewable Energy Engineering, Sustainability Engineering Experimental
Development of a Discharge Sensing Technique for Electrical Assets Ageing Prediction Dr J. Swingler Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering, Smart Grid and Demand Management Mixed
EarthArrest - Lightning Protection of HV Overhead Lines with Non-Ideal Footing Resistance Dr J. Swingler Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Smart Grid and Demand Management Mixed
Electric Vehicle Cable, Connector and Fusing Studies Dr J. Swingler Energy, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Smart Grid and Demand Management Experimental
Wireless power transfer and dc-dc converter circuit design Apostolos Georgiadis Mobile Communications, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems Mixed
Millimeter wave rectenna array Ana Collado Mobile Communications, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems Mixed
Rectifier circuit design based on memristive devices Ana Collado Mobile Communications, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems Mixed
Wireless power transfer for underwater powering and microrobot propulsion applications Apostolos Georgiadis Mobile Communications, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems Literature review
Wireless power transfer circuit design Apostolos Georgiadis Mobile Communications, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems Mixed
Underwater video image enhancement Yvan Petillot Embedded Systems, Oil and Gas Technology, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Computational
Underwater Communication and localization for maritime vehicles. Yvan Petillot Embedded Systems, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems Development
Microfluidic fuel cells Dr. Huizhi Wang Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Materials For Sustainable And Renewable Energies, Oil and Gas Technology, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering, Sustainability Engineering Mixed
Development of TiO2 materials for energy applications Dr Huizhi Wang Energy, Materials For Sustainable And Renewable Energies, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering Experimental
Synthesis of gold nanoparticles for their use in photocatalytic applications Dr Huizhi Wang Energy, Materials For Sustainable And Renewable Energies, Renewable Energy Engineering Experimental
Wind energy modelling project x3 (with industry) Dr Nick Bennett Renewable Energy Engineering Modelling
Reflectors for solar harvesting on the Moon Dr Nick Bennett Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Renewable Energy Engineering Experimental
Converting carbon emissions into liquid fuels: Life Cycle Assessment Dr. Huizhi Wang Energy, Oil and Gas Technology, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering, Sustainability Engineering Analytical
vortex shedding: Vortex Induced Vibration Dadzie Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Oil and Gas Technology, Renewable Energy Engineering Computational
Gas Permeation in Polymers at High Pressure David Bucknall Materials For Sustainable And Renewable Energies, Oil and Gas Technology Experimental
High-energy-density electrochemical power sources Dr. Jin Xuan Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Embedded Systems, Energy, Materials For Sustainable And Renewable Energies, Mobile Communications, Oil and Gas Technology, Photonics, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Sustainability Engineering Mixed
Microreactor for energy and carbon conversion Dr. Jin Xuan Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Materials For Sustainable And Renewable Energies, Oil and Gas Technology, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering, Sustainability Engineering Mixed
Optimization of catalytic materials for clean fuel production Dr Jin Xuan Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Materials For Sustainable And Renewable Energies, Oil and Gas Technology, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering, Sustainability Engineering Experimental
Nanomaterial development for clean fuel production Dr. Jin Xuan Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Materials For Sustainable And Renewable Energies, Oil and Gas Technology, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering, Sustainability Engineering Experimental
Fuel Cell Research Dr Jin Xuan Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Materials For Sustainable And Renewable Energies, Oil and Gas Technology, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering, Smart Grid and Demand Management, Sustainability Engineering Mixed
Numerical modelling of heat and mass transfer in microreactor system Dr. Jin Xuan Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Materials For Sustainable And Renewable Energies, Oil and Gas Technology, Photonics, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering, Sustainability Engineering Modelling
Optofluidics for Energy Conversion Dr Jin Xuan Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Materials For Sustainable And Renewable Energies, Oil and Gas Technology, Photonics, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering, Sustainability Engineering Experimental
Exploitation of temporal information to improve spatial resolution for ultrasound imaging Vassilis Sboros Vision, Image and Signal Processing Computational
Acoustic particle detection Anne Bernassau Vision, Image and Signal Processing Mixed
Performance/Condition monitoring of wind turbines Wolf-Gerrit Früh Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Embedded Systems, Energy, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering, Smart Grid and Demand Management, Sustainability Engineering Mixed
Wind resource assessment using advanced statistical methods Christina Skittides Energy, Renewable Energy Engineering Modelling
Student proposed project (Wind / Tidal / Energy network / Microgrid) Wolf-Gerrit Fruh Energy, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering, Sustainability Engineering
Optimising energy systems / Smart grid operation Wolf-Gerrit Fruh Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering, Smart Grid and Demand Management, Sustainability Engineering Modelling
Alternative wind energy harvesting Yurchenko Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Renewable Energy Engineering Mixed
Dielectric Elastomers based energy harvesting Yurchenko Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Renewable Energy Engineering Mixed
Low cost data acquisition system Keith Brown Embedded Systems, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Smart Grid and Demand Management, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Mixed
Lab in a Box to Support STEM Teaching Keith Brown Embedded Systems, Mobile Communications, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Smart Grid and Demand Management Mixed
Mesh radio for connecting remote orienteering controls Keith Brown Embedded Systems, Mobile Communications Development
Simulation of 3D Sonar for Perfomance Evaluation Keith Brown Embedded Systems, Mobile Communications, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Modelling
Capturing wave velocities in rocks using ultrasonic sensors Anne Bernassau Energy, Oil and Gas Technology, Vision, Image and Signal Processing
Optical interrogation and manipulation of silver nanoparticles Lynn Paterson Photonics Experimental
Optical manipulation and isolation of microbes Lynn Paterson Photonics Experimental
A microsphere nanoscope Lynn Paterson Photonics Experimental
Bioelectricity-engineering electrical behaviour and nerve growth Dr Euan R Brown Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Experimental
Engineering nanochannels in lipid bilayers Dr Euan R Brown Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Photonics, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Experimental
Acoustic tweezing and macro-capsules Anne Bernassau Experimental
Evaluation of some Multiphase Flow Solvers in OpenFOAM Dadzie Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Oil and Gas Technology Computational
Catalytic Transformation of Biomass-derived Products to Chemicals Dr. Fernando Cárdenas-Lizana Sustainability Engineering Mixed
The structure of shock waves in high speed aerodynamics using Matlab Dr Dadzie Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Oil and Gas Technology, Renewable Energy Engineering Modelling
Modelling some Hypersonic/Supersonic Gas Flows using new Continuum Approach in OpenFOAM Dr. S Kokou Dadzie Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Oil and Gas Technology Computational
Numerical modelling of a flow-induced vibration based energy harvesting Dr. Daniil Yurchenko and Dr. Kokou Dadzie Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Materials For Sustainable And Renewable Energies, Oil and Gas Technology, Renewable Energy Engineering Numerical
Study of absorptive RF notch filters for wireless applications Prof. Jiasheng Hong Mobile Communications
Wireless Charging of Handheld Devices and Data Connectivity using Antenna and Circuit Technologies Symon K. Podilchak Mobile Communications Experimental
New Antennas with Integrated Feed Systems for Space Communications, Telemetry, and Surveillance Symon K. Podilchak Mobile Communications Experimental
High Gain Antennas and Circuits for Broadband Connectivity Symon K. Podilchak Mobile Communications Experimental
New Textile-based Antennas for Search and Rescue (SAR) Operations and Emergency Communications Symon K. Podilchak Mobile Communications Development
Low-power switch matrices for satellite flexible paylaod applications Prof. Jiasheng Hong Mobile Communications Literature review
GPU Computing for Fluid Flow in Engineering Yeaw Chu Lee Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Oil and Gas Technology, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Computational
Machine Learning using Unified Modelling Language for Engineering Applications Yeaw Chu Lee Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Embedded Systems, Energy, Materials For Sustainable And Renewable Energies, Mobile Communications, Oil and Gas Technology, Photonics, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Engineering, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Smart Grid and Demand Management, Sustainability Engineering, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Computational
Fluid flow simulation and engineering applications Dr Yeaw Chu Lee Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Oil and Gas Technology, Renewable Energy Engineering, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Numerical
Analytical and numerical modelling of melt flow phenomena Dr Yeaw Chu Lee Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Photonics, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Numerical
Real-time haptics fluid simulation Dr Yeaw Chu Lee Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Embedded Systems, Oil and Gas Technology, Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Modelling
Predicting earthquakes and financial crises with rogue waves Fabio Biancalana Photonics Computational
Spectrum sensing/ Massive MIMO Dr. Mathini Sellathurai Embedded Systems, Mobile Communications, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Experimental
Cognitive RADAR (2014-15) Dr. Mathini Sellathurai Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems Development
Massive MIMO Mathini Sellathurai Mobile Communications, Vision, Image and Signal Processing Computational
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