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Doctoral proposals

The realization of doctoral theses is usually related to the different Research Groups with the participation of members of the department. You can contact the Research Groups directly if you are interested in doing a Ph.D. in subject matters related to their areas of study. Here are some more specific doctorate topics in the different areas of expertise of the department.

Acoustics and vibrations

Theme Contact Research Group
Doctorate program
Vibrations and motion control: residual vibrations reduction in machines and mechanisms. Joaquim M. Veciana CDEI-DM Mechanical, Fluids and Aerospace Engineering
Characterization and reduction of vibration levels in platforms for mobile robots. Jordi R. Martínez
M. Antònia de los Santos
CDEI-DM Mechanical, Fluids and Aerospace Engineering
Prediction and control of railway-induced vibrations. Robert Arcos LEAM Mechanical, Fluids and Aerospace Engineering
Active noise control and active vibration control. Teresa Pàmies LEAM Mechanical, Fluids and Aerospace Engineering
Management of environmental noise. Jordi Romeu LEAM Mechanical, Fluids and Aerospace Engineering
Acoustic emission. Eva Martínez LEAM Mechanical, Fluids and Aerospace Engineering
Characterization and localization of sound sources. Andreu Balastegui LEAM Mechanical, Fluids and Aerospace Engineering
Nonlinear dynamics of mechanical systems.
Robert Arcos LEAM Mechanical, Fluids and Aerospace Engineering
Vibration energy harvesting. Robert Arcos LEAM Mechanical, Fluids and Aerospace Engineering

Biomechanics

Theme Contact Research Group
Doctorate program
Analysis and simulation of human movement using multibody biomechanical models. Josep M. Font BIOMEC Mechanical, Fluids and Aerospace Engineering
Design and simulation of assistive devices for neurorehabilitation. Josep M. Font BIOMEC Mechanical, Fluids and Aerospace Engineering

Design of elastic actuation systems for prostheses and exoskeletons.

Josep M. Font BIOMEC Mechanical, Fluids and Aerospace Engineering
Multibody dynamics simulation. Gil Serrancolí Mechanical, Fluids and Aerospace Engineering
Dynamic optimization, based on optimal control and direct collocation methods. Gil Serrancolí Mechanical, Fluids and Aerospace Engineering
Human movement modelling and simulation. Gil Serrancolí Mechanical, Fluids and Aerospace Engineering
Integration of motion capture systems and data process. Gil Serrancolí Mechanical, Fluids and Aerospace Engineering

Mechanical Design

Theme Contact Research Group
Doctorate program
Design of machines adapted to the context.

Carles Riba

Carles Domènech
CDEI-DM Sustainability
Energy efficiency in machine design.

Carles Riba

Carles Domènech
CDEI-DM Sustainability

Mechanical Manufacturing Processes

Theme Contact Research Group Doctorate program

Study and analysis of surface finish obtained in honing processes.

Irene Buj TECNOFAB Mechanical, Fluids and Aerospace Engineering
Study and analysis of surface finish and mechanical strength of plastic or ceramic parts, obtained by means of 3D printing.
Irene Buj TECNOFAB Mechanical, Fluids and Aerospace Engineering