Summer Research Scholarship Programme at University of Auckland

This scheme is an exciting opportunity for Bristol students in their penultimate year of study and taught Masters students to spend summer 2018 at the University of Auckland. Students will:

Eligibility criteria (full regulations available here):

Summer Research Scholarships are a great way to gain valuable research experience, work with leading researchers at the University of Auckland, enhance your career opportunities and help you think about pursuing postgraduate study.

Deadline: 12 February 2018

For more details on available projects, and how to apply, see here.

For more information, please contact the IAS/WUN Research Development Officers, Ms Sam Barlow and Dr Robert Crowe (Tel: 0117 331 7757 (ext +17757); ias-admin@bristol.ac.uk)

Department Research Project Title
Architecture & Planning

Complexity and collapse in urbanism and architecture

 

Robots in the House! Understanding where robotic assistance has a place in the home

 

CCCP: Customizable Composite Computing Parametric Pipelines

Biomedical Science

Development of heptamethine cyanine dye based theranostic compounds for inhibition of brain cancer cell lines

 

Diabetic retinopathy: clinical and histological assessment of the eye

 

Glucose lowering response to metformin and sulfonylurea therapy by OCT33 and CREBRF genotypes

 

Placental extracellular vesicles, a role in the preventing cancers?

 

Characterising cellular responses to bone injury in the periosteum

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Using image texture analysis for measuring bulk food powder properties

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Immersive virtual reality serious games to implement lean -based planning methods in construction and engineering projects

  Development of a resilient-slip friction device for coupled shear walls in concrete and timber 
 

Enhancing the degradation of new and emerging contaminants by stimulating bacteria to produce enzymes

 

Membrane filtration processes for efficient separation of contaminants from industrial effluent

 

Up-scaling solutions for converting waste plastics into a valuable resource

Clinical Medicine

Hypoglycemia after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy bariatric surgery

 

Nutritional deficiencies and dietary intake after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy bariatric surgery

 

Diseases of the pancreas in the elderly

  Abdominal MRI for Quantitative Measurement of Central Obesity
 

Understanding the scope of Liaison Psychiatry referrals over an annual timeframe in a general hospital setting

Dance 

Inter-arts collaboration, decolonising the imaginary

Electrical and Computer Engineering A scalable, high availability, source-independent IoT platform designed using commercial cloud services from Amazon AWS
 

Interacting with Data: improving accessibility to public data

 

Development of a Benchmark Wireless Grid Interface for Electric Vehicle

 

Model based approach for the design of phrenic pacemakers

 

Tools for automatic detection of software requirements

Law 

Democratic Theory and the Legislative Fragmentation of Contract Law

Mathematics What can we learn from students' reflections on their difficulties and misconceptions in math?
  Can undergraduates convert $100 to a foreign currency?
 

Finding equiangular lines and their (projective) symmetries

 

Useful redundancies - finite tight frames 

  Predicting lung function from incomplete data: graph dynamical systems under uncertainty
 

Numerical methods for finding homeostasis in biological models

 

Evolutionary robotics and heteroclinic networks

 

The mathematics of buildings on shaky ground

  Higher-dimensional expanders
 

How turn a pea into the sun by playing ping-pong

 

K-theory and index theory

  Loop Groups and their applications
  Polynomial convexity
 

Orthogonal polynomials

Mechanical Engineering

Life cycle analysis of an expander

  Experimental validation of ‘smart’ wearables
 

Experimental testing of robotics for people with disabilities

 

Aerodynamic Optimisation of a Free-Fall Aircraft for Skydiver Tracking

 

Mechanism Development for Drone Perching

 

Electronics Interface for Flexible Stretch Sensor

 

Spatial quasi-periodicity as a means to improve dynamic performances of an elastic structure

  Gamification of Robotic Assembly Tasks
 

N-dimensional presentation model for RFID Big Data from smart factory 

 

Porting of an OPC UA implementation to the Arduino platform 

 

Cyber-Physical System based on Augmented Reality

Music

The Culture of Musical Arrangement in Beethoven’s Vienna

Psychology

Why do people justify inequality?

 

Creativity and the structure of memory

 

New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study

 

Do dogs have human-like jealousy?

Public Health Understanding children's perspectives of neighbourhood destinations
 

Early life events and long-term health: evidence from Swedish population data

 

Pedometry for measuring free living activity in public health research

 

Comparing nutrient data in a national food composition database with information collected from packaged food labels

Statistics

Multinomial Logit Model Extensions

  Multicountry comparison of costs and financing of routine immunisation
  Effects of EFL on success in introductory statistics