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The PhD programme in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a strategic research collaboration between XJTLU and the University of Liverpool, and is based at XJTLU. Upon successful completion of your programme you will receive a degree from the University of Liverpool, which is recognised by the UK’s Department of Education as well as China’s Ministry of Education.

Students on this programme are formally registered with the University of Liverpool as off-site postgraduate research students. You will carry out research on XJTLU premises under the supervision of the supervisory team.

As a PhD student you will be appointed a designated primary (local) supervisor at XJTLU, who is a full-time member of academic staff. In addition, you will also have a designated secondary supervisor based at the University of Liverpool.

The normal length of full-time PhD programme is three years. At the end of three years’ full-time study, you can apply for an extension of one year to complete the writing of your dissertation. Part-time PhD degrees usually take four to seven years.

As a registered full-time PhD student, you have the opportunity to apply for a research visit to the University of Liverpool for up to three months. Your accommodation and travel fees will be covered by XJTLU and the University of Liverpool.

Full-time PhD students are funded to attend local and international conferences during their studies.

Key benefits of PhD study at XJTLU:

  • Our PhD programme equips you with a range of professional skills to help you maximise your future employability
  • Our supervisors will guide you through one of the most intellectually satisfying experiences of your life
  • Supervision from respected academics at both XJTLU and the University of Liverpool
  • PhD students have dedicated travel budgets for participating in international conferences
  • The chance to apply for a research visit to the University of Liverpool for up to three months
  • Opportunities to work as a teaching assistant and develop crucial academic skills.

Please check the FAQ for further information about studying for a PhD at XJTLU.

Potential supervisors

Find out potential supervisors from Department of Communications and Networking.

Find out potential supervisors from Department of Computing.

Find out potential supervisors from Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Find out potential supervisors from Department of Intelligent Science.

Find out potential supervisors from Department of Mechatronics and Robotics.

Find out potential supervisors from School of Intelligent Manufacturing Ecosystem/School of Internet of Things/School of Robotics, XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang)


Apply for a scholarship for a funded PhD project

You can apply for an existing PhD project which has received funds from the university or external funding bodies. These projects have an established research topic and a formed supervisory team.

There is no specific application deadline to each project, which will be open until the position is filled. The start date of a PhD programme is normally the first day of March, June, September, or December. The Department has the following funded PhD projects available (this list is regularly updated):


Title of PhD project Reference number Status Supervisor
Research on artificial intelligence algorithms for radar and vision fusion technology 面向雷达与视觉融合技术的人工智能算法研究 FOS2104JP07 Open Dr Limin Yu
High Precision Doppler Analysis with Wavelet Neural Networks 基于小波神经网络的高精度多普勒分析技术 FOS2104JP08 Open Dr Limin Yu
Energy Harvesting for 5G and beyond 6G Application PGRS2006007 Open Dr Jingchen Wang
Monolithic GaN Buck Converters with Integrated Gate Drivers for High Temperature Application PGRS2012018 Open Dr.Wen Liu

Wireless power transmission with magnetic resonance coupling method for implantable applications 基于磁耦合谐振方法的植入式无线能量传输

PGRS2012013 Open Dr. Jingchen Wang

Light-weight Broadband Millimeter Wave Transparent Luneberg Lens Antenna 轻量化毫米波宽频段高透波龙伯透镜天线

FOS2107JR01 Open Dr. Zhao Wang

The design of ultrasonic horn of ultrasonic scalpel and the research of ultrasonic power control technology 超声手术刀的变幅杆设计及超声电源控制技术研究

FOS2105JA01 Open Dr. Huiqing Wen