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15 Fully Funded PhD Programs at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

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Are you holding Master’s degree and looking for fully funded PhD positions? KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden invites online application for multiple funded PhD Programs / fully funded PhD positions in various research areas.

Candidates interested in fully funded PhD positions can check the details and may apply as soon as possible. Interested and eligible applicants may submit their online application for PhD programs via the University’s Online Application Portal. 

1. Fully Funded PhD Position in robotics for fire risk assessment in rural environments

Summary of PhD Program:

One of our research groups works closely with the forest industry with a focus on robotics, sensor systems and artificial intelligence. In the spring of 2024, we will start a project funded by MSB with a focus on how autonomous and remote-controlled forest machines can improve the coarse-grained estimation of the risk of ignition of forest and grass fires that exist today. Those interested in applying should have an interdisciplinary background in robotics or mechatronics, and a keen interest in immersing themselves in a critical societal area.

Application Deadline: 30.Jun.2024

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2. Fully Funded PhD Position in multimodal data-driven urban mobility management

Summary of PhD Program:

In this project, you will have the opportunity to explore multimodal mobility patterns in the Stockholm region using various data sources such as GPS, highway microwave sensors, toll portals, e-scooters, mobile phones, and public transport smart card data. You will use data-driven analytics, choice modeling, machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), and simulation to unveil the understanding of typical multimodal travel patterns and their relationships during various events, traffic incidents, and public transport disruptions. All this will lead to a multimodal predictive framework essential for pro-active scenario-based multimodal traffic management.

Application Deadline: 06.May.2024

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3. Fully Funded PhD Position in Competence center NEXT

Summary of PhD Program:

Macro/micro- stress evolution in complex microstructures of steels under cyclic loadings in electric vehicles. This project will implement in- situ measurements to investigate the mechanical response of surface hardened steels with different types of complex microstructures. The main interest is to understand the evolution of stress and damage, which leads to fatigue failure. This understanding can aid the development of improved materials and processes for optimal fatigue resistance.

Application Deadline: 30.Apr.2024

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4. Fully Funded PhD Position in Software Supply Chain Security

Summary of PhD Program:

ShiftLeft seeks to transform the security of software supply chain by introducing a declarative code-centric platform supporting continuous security analysis. It incorporates foundational frameworks, novel abstractions combining static and dynamic techniques, and human-in-the-loop feedback with AI-driven prioritization metrics. The doctoral student will conduct research in developing foundational models and scalable code-centric analysis for a range of vulnerability classes, including code injection, sensitive information disclosure, insecure deserialization and more. They will explore a range of technologies including taint analysis, code property graphs, program slicing, and runtime monitoring. 

Application Deadline: 30.Apr.2024

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5. Fully Funded PhD Position in wireless sub-THz and THz communications for 6G and beyond

Summary of PhD Program:

In this doctoral project, you will contribute to the theory formation for mobile sub-THz and THz wireless communication systems for 6G and beyond and establish yourself at the international forefront. Some possible research sub-areas are related to physically large antenna arrays, near-field THz communications, intelligent reflecting surfaces, joint terahertz communication and wireless sensing, and terahertz communications for satellite networks, but there are opportunities to adapt the research to your personal interests. The research will focus on the physical layer and media access control layer. Methods from probability theory, communication theory, electromagnetics, optimization and machine learning will play an important role.

Application Deadline: 22.Apr.2024

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6. Fully Funded PhD Position in organic chemistry with focus on electrosynthesis

Summary of PhD Program:

We seek a skilled doctoral student with a genuine interest in organic chemistry to carry out research in organic electrosynthesis, a contemporary international research field where electricity replaces chemical reagents. As doctoral student you will develop new sustainable methods for selective organic synthesis using electrochemistry, catalysis and kinetics. Through your work you will contribute with fundamental insights and methods for environmentally friendly synthesis, with relevance for valorization of biobased feedstocks. Stays with our research partner at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is planned, in total up to 25% of the duration of studies.

Application Deadline: 18.Apr.2024

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7. Fully Funded PhD Position in information-theoretic analysis of machine learning algorithms

Summary of PhD Program:

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy. The project is funded by the Swedish Research Council, and considers foundational theoretical analysis of machine learning, with focus on the use of information-theoretic tools.

Application Deadline: 18.Apr.2024

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8. Fully Funded PhD Position in electromagnetic field theory for medical applications

Summary of PhD Program:

The research group in electromagnetic field theory is now looking for a PhD student in electromagnetic theory for medical applications. The project aims to develop and evaluate a non-invasive method to stimulate the activity in brain tissue, using gold nanoparticles (GNP). The method is intended to be used for treatment of patients with neurological disorders, such as e.g. Parkinson’s disease. The existing methods for deep brain stimulation have several important limitations such as invasiveness, limited miniaturization, poor resolution and limited spatial coverage (not able to monitor or stimulate a sufficient number of neurons). 

Application Deadline: 09.Apr.2024

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9. Fully Funded PhD Position in Theoretical Particle Physics

Summary of PhD Program:

The PhD student will be joining the Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Medical Imaging division at the Department of Physics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The PhD student will work in the area of theoretical particle physics. The focus of the research project will be to work on Beyond Standard Model Physics, with emphasis on neutrino oscillations and dark matter. The student will work on both model building of elementary particles as well as on their related phenomenology.

Application Deadline: 08.Apr.2024

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Fully Funded PhD Position in biorefinery concept for marine secondary sources

Summary of PhD Program:

Secondary marine sources are valuable feedstocks for biorefinery concept. The aim of this PhD project is to establish a new biobased production platform for achieving circularity fish feed from fish manure/fish waste. The project includes bioprocess design, analyses of bioproducts. This position is financed by international project SEAREFINERY. The PhD student will contribute to experimental design and will communicate with the scientific team at KTH as well as through oral presentations, scientific publications and through information for a general audience. In addition to the research, the PhD student will contribute to (co-)Supervision of MSc students and teaching.

Application Deadline: 07.Apr.2024

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11. Fully Funded PhD Position in next-generation magnetic resonance elastography for the brain

Summary of PhD Program:

Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) for the brain is a technique of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in which mechanical properties of the brain tissue are estimated non-invasively. Our group is creating next-generation MRE tools to improve the mechanical characterization of brain tissues. These methods will go beyond the current state-of-the-art. We collaborate with doctors from Karolinska University Hospital to use the methods to characterize different brain diseases, including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and brain tumors. 

Application Deadline: 04.Apr.2024

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12. Fully Funded PhD Position in design optimization of thermal technologies for industrial decarbonization

Summary of PhD Program:

To decarbonize the industrial sector, cost-effective solutions integrating renewable energy sources and energy storage are necessary. Moreover, most of the industries characterize for having large and variable heat requirements in their production processes, and so optimized thermal processes and technologies are paramount for their decarbonization, including for example heat pumps, electric heaters, thermal energy storage, and heat exchangers. The present PhD work will focus on the design optimization, prototyping and testing of new thermal technologies, and more specifically in advanced compact and high-performance heat exchangers. 

Application Deadline: 04.Apr.2024

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13. Fully Funded PhD Position in trustworthy Digital Twin for Smart Buildings

Summary of PhD Program:

In this project, it should be studied how to design efficiently trustworthy digital twins that are used in smart buildings. How can digital twins be used to improve the energy management operation and/or to detect faults in the operation of a smart building? Study and assess the achievable performances and trustworthy aspects of different design approaches. Research should be done in collaboration with partners in the competence center DIG-IT lab at KTH.

Application Deadline: 04.Apr.2024

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14. Fully Funded PhD Position in Biomechanical imaging and modelling in obstetrics

Summary of PhD Program:

We conduct research in biomechanical imaging and modelling to improve diagnostic and treatment procedures and prevent various types of injuries and diseases. This project aims to develop new imaging and computational tools for the prevention, diagnosis and follow up of treatment of birth-related injuries. The project focuses on vacuum-assisted births, as evidence suggests that both the woman and the baby are at higher risk of injury when a vacuum cup is used. The research involves the development of experimental and computational methods as well as ultrasound shear wave elastography to improve the assessment of maternal pelvic floor muscle and fetal brain injuries due to childbirth.

Application Deadline: 04.Apr.2024

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15. Fully Funded PhD Position in Digital Twin for smart grid connected buildings

Summary of PhD Program:

The increasing dynamic electric demand of buildings, coupled with intermittent renewable sources, poses challenges for the power grid in maintaining balance between supply and demand. Smart sensing, metering, and integration of appliances, electric vehicles, and energy storage facilitate effective demand-side management in residential buildings, aiding grid stability by optimizing flexible loads, yet ensuring occupant comfort remains paramount.

Application Deadline: 04.Apr.2024

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