As a STEM student, we understand that disciplinary focus is often your main priority when selecting the best and most rewarding study abroad experience. We offer a range of exciting summer research projects in five great locations: Australia, Scotland, Ireland, England, and Spain. This list below highlights the range of project choices on offer, alongside their locations and their availability.

These programs are highly competitive and fill up fast. Once you decide your project preference please get your application in to us. We would recommend you also keep in mind an alternative project should your preferred option be already taken. 

please note that placements in aberdeen, brisbane, london (RVC) and limerick are unavailable for summer 2021.


2021 Research Projects​

Atmospheric Science/Meteorology Biomedical Engineering Biomolecular & Biomedical Science Chemistry Computer Science
Earth Science Environmental Health/Science Life Sciences Plant Biology Psychology 

 

Atmospheric Science/Meteorology

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
Investigating the Relationship of the Predominant Pollen Levels Detected in the City of Granada and Vertically-Resolved Turbulent Meteorological Variables (VIRTUAL or IN-PERSON) Granada Reserved
Visualization of NASA Satellite Data for the Observation of Earth's Atmosphere Granada Reserved
NOAA HYSPLIT Model: A Complete Modeling System for Simulating Dispersion of Atmospheric Material Granada Reserved

 

Biomedical Engineering

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
Computational modeling of placental structure in twin pregnancy King's - London Open
Image-guided robotic interventions King's - London Open
AI-enabled interpretation of ultrasound images King's - London Reserved
Development of Domain Adaptation Methods to Increase the Generalizability of Deep Learning Segmentation Models for Cardiac CINE MR Images King's - London Open
Automatic analysis of cardiac magnetic resonance flow images King's - London Open
Deep learning for spleen measurement in ultrasound images King's - London Open
Multidimensional Heart Shape and Motion in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy King's - London Open
Detecting epilepsy lesions using quantitative MRI King's - London Open
Is it the right time for the aortic valve surgery? King's - London Open
Innovating a new product to solve an unmet clinical need and potentially plan a start-up King's - London Reserved
Measuring dielectric properties of fetuses from MRI data King's - London Open
Heart Anatomy from Computed Tomography Scans King's - London Open
Understanding Congenital Heart Disease King's - London Open
Automated MRI Quality Assurance Pipeline King's - London Open
Early diagnosis of macro- and microvascular coronary artery disease and diabetic cardiomyopathy by comprehensive MR imaging: a prospective study King's - London Open
Race difference in the cardiovascular phenotypic response to high blood pressure unveiled by multiparametric cardiovascular magnetic resonance King's - London Open
Machine learning algorithm for rapid segmentation of ventricles with implanted artificial valves King's - London Open
Assessment of the efficacy of a novel analysis method for diffusion MRI King's - London Open
Novel Deep Learning Approaches for Fluid Dynamics in Atrial Fibrillation King's - London Open
Creation of embedded pressure and temperature sensing for a stoma valve King's - London Open
Simulating Mechanical Thrombectomy in Acute Stroke King's - London Open
Tele-Operated Robotic Thrombectomy in Acute Stroke King's - London Open
Advanced Ultrasound Functional Imaging with Multiple Arrays King's - London Open
3D ultrasound imaging with multiple transducers King's - London Open
Effects of Aberration on Super-Resolution Ultrasound Imaging Using Microbubbles King's - London Open
Heat Modeling of Brain Tissue for Laser Ablation Neurosurgery King's - London Open
Simulator for ultrasound-guidance procedures King's - London Open
3D Printing for supporting surgical and interventional procedures King's - London Reserved
Adversarial Nets for Fetus: Representation, Generation, and 3D-Printing King's - London Open 

 

Biomolecular & Biomedical Science

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
Can Synthetic Cannabinoids treat Uveal Melanoma? Dublin Reserved
Determining the host response to novel vaccine antigens Dublin Reserved
Comparison of Biofilm formation and Antibiotic Resistance of Campylobacter jejuni strains isolated from Different Sources Dublin Reserved
Association of microbiome biofilm formation with colorectal adenoma and colorectal cancer Dublin Reserved 
Rab proteins as markers to identify pathways taken by nanoparticles in mammalian cells Dublin Reserved
Investigating the role of disease - causing proteins in motor neuron function Dublin Reserved 
Physiological regulation of UT-B urea transporters Dublin Open

 

Chemistry

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
Development of a continuous flow process to generate new drug-like molecules Dublin Reserved
Study of molecular probes of non-canonical DNA Dublin Open
Development of nanoparticle based therapies Dublin Reserved
Phosphorus-based Cations as Main Group Catalysts Dublin Reserved
3D Printing of Gels Glasgow Postponed
Self-assembly in Polyoxometalates Glasgow Postponed
Chemistry of the F-Elements Glasgow Postponed
Luminescence Switching using Plasmonics Glasgow Postponed
Block copolymer self-assembly and polymer particles Glasgow Postponed
Co-creating inquiry-focused experiments for the Organic Chemistry Teaching Laboratory Glasgow Postponed

 

Computer Science

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
Virtual Reality demonstration of a Humans internal latency using HTC QUEST 2 and an EMOTIVE EPOC Dublin Reserved
The Role of the Environment in Learning to Program: Exploring Educational Programming Data with the Blackbox Dataset  Dublin Open 
Mini Supercomputer: Reducing the Cost and Carbon Footprint of High Performance Computing Development Dublin Reserved
Context-based Password Cracking to Overcome Encryption for Law Enforcement Dublin Reserved
Design and Development of a Map and Web-based Interface to Display and Summarize Spatial Data  Dublin Open 
Making Sure Your Conversational AI Knows Right from Wrong  Dublin Reserved 

 

Earth Science

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
The control of sediment-size distribution on bedform development Dublin Reserved
Simulation of geophysical data of mineral deposits Dublin Open
Assessing connectivity in geostatistical facies models Dublin Open
Investigating the height/angle relationship of volcanic caldera slopes Dublin Open 

 

Environmental Health/Science

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
Changes in Air Quality in Granada (Spain) During the SARS-Cov-2 Epidemic Lockdown Granada Reserved
Combining costal wetland phenology with carbon exchange measurements Dublin Open
Depicting personality traits in fallow deer (Dama dama) fawns at capture Dublin Reserved
Human-deer interactions in the Phoenix Park, Dublin Dublin Open
Do the components of biofilm vary on man-structure structures in different marine contexts? Dublin Open


Life Sciences

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
Bacteria in Freshwater: a historical record of past pollution? Glasgow Postponed
Using Caenorhabditis elegans as a Model Organism for Genetic Screens Glasgow Postponed
Investigating the reliability of Daphnia as a model to study the autonomic control of heart rate Glasgow Postponed
Genetic engineering for agriculture in a changing climate Glasgow Postponed
Mesophiles and Thermophiles in the Urban Environment Glasgow Postponed


Plant Biology

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
Nighttime transpirational water loss and growth in crop plants: any systematic difference between grass-type plants (monocots) and broad-leaved crops (dicots)? Dublin Open 
Nighttime transpirational water loss in barley: its response to photoperiod length Dublin Open 
Changes in aquaporin expression in roots of barley/wheat in response to a partial reduction (excision) of root system Dublin Open 
Aquaporin expression in lateral roots of barley in response to nitrogen limitation Dublin Open 
Apoplastic barrier formation in roots of barley in response to nitrogen limitation Dublin Open 

 

Psychology

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
Psychology of behavior change: Healthy and sustainable food choices Glasgow Postponed
Exploring adolescent wellbeing in the #sleepyteens research project  Glasgow Open

 


OPEN - PROJECT STILL AVAILABLE FOR STUDENT COMPLETION
Reserved - Project already taken by a student
postponed - project not available for current term