Research opportunities

Following is a sample of the research projects currently available within the Department of Civil Engineering. Interested applicants should also refer to information on admission requirements and scholarship eligibility on the university website at

For general information on the projects shown below, please contact the relevant staff member.

Closing date Project title/outline For more information
31 March 2021PhD Scholarship: Development of crowdsourcing technology for pavement condition assessment including the use of smart mobile phones (PDF, 0.2 MB)Dr Yihai Fang
26 April 2021PhD scholarship: Soil moisture retrieval from active passive L/P-band microwave observations
(DOCX, 0.03 MB)
Professor Jeff Walker
On-going project PhD scholarship: Maintenance of vegetation health and system performance in water sensitive urban design (PDF, 0.13 MB)Dr Brandon Winfrey
On-going project PhD scholarship: Robotics in off site prefabrication of buildings (PDF, 0.31 MB)Dr Mehrdad Arashpour