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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.


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
Investigation on integrating texts in document recognition融合互联网文本的文档识别方法研究 NSFC61876154 Open Dr. Qiufeng Wang
Improving complicated document recognition by multi-modal analysis 利用多模态分析提升复杂文档识别性能 PGRS1906033 Open Dr Qiufeng Wang
Big Data Analytics for Location Based Services PGRS190803 Open Professor Xinheng Wang
Scalable and Energy-Efficient Multi-Building and Multi-Floor Indoor Localisation/Navigation based on Deep Neural Networks with a Multivariate Database PGRS1912001 Open Dr. Kyeongsoo Kim
Large-scale Relevance Search Research PGRS1912028 Open Dr. Xiaobo Jin
Deformation behaviour and Microstructure Characterization of Laminated Metal Materials by in-situ synchrotron radiation and electron microscopy 基于同步辐射和电子显微分技术的层状金属材料的变形机制和微观结构研究 FOS2003JM01 Open Dr. Min Chen
Structure Design and Fabrication of Laminated Metal Materials 层状金属材料的设计和制备 FOS2003JM02 Open Dr. Min Chen
Plastic deformation transfer behavior of hexagonal close-packed materials using crystal plasticity finite element modeling FOS2003JM06 Open Dr. Pengfei Song
Quantitative study on plastic deformation behavior and internal stress of hexagonal close-packed materials FOS2003JM07 Open Dr. Pengfei Song
Anode Structures for High Performance Silicon-based OLED Microdisplay Devices (高性能硅基OLED微显示器件阳极结构研究) FOS2003JO02 Open Prof. Ce Zhou Zhao
Reliability of High Performance Silicon-based OLED Microdisplay Devices (高性能硅基OLED微显示器件的可靠性研究) FOS2003JO03 Open Prof. Ce Zhou Zhao
Technology and Structures of High Brightness Silicon-based OLED Display (高亮度硅基OLED显示器的工艺和结构研究) FOS2003JO04 Open Prof. Ce Zhou Zhao
Reliability of High Brightness Silicon-based OLED Display (高亮度硅基OLED显示器的可靠性研究) FOS2003JO05 Open Prof. Ce Zhou Zhao
Development of new intelligent models for radar and vision fusion FOS2007JP05 Open Prof. Limin Yu