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 and brisbanE are unavailable for summer 2022.


2022 Research Projects​

Atmospheric Science/Environmental Science Atmospheric Science/Meteorology Biology & Environmental Science Biology & Environmental Science/Animal Behavior Biology & Environmental Science/Genetics Biomedical Engineering
Biomolecular & Biomedical Science Biomolecular & Biomedical Science/Cancer Biology Biomolecular & Biomedical Science/Neuroscience Cell & Molecular Biology Chemical Engineering Chemistry
Civil Engineering Computer Engineering/Science & Security Computer Science Earth Science Endocrinology/Cell & Molecular Biology Environmental Health/Data Analysis
Genetics/Cell & Molecular Biology Life Sciences Mechanical Engineering Neuroscience/Cell & Molecular Biology Physics Psychology 

Atmospheric Science/Environmental Science

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
Study of pollutant sources in Granada urban area (In-Person preferred /Virtual available) Granada Reserved/Closed 

 

Atmospheric Science/Meteorology

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
Can we determine the water vapor content of the atmosphere using low-cost infrared thermometers? (In-Person preferred /Virtual available) Granada Open
What do we really know about clouds? (In-Person preferred /Virtual available) Granada Open
Understanding ground-based NASA networks for supporting satellite missions (In-Person preferred /Virtual available) Granada Open
Atmosphere thermodynamics state studies using satellite and ground-based microwave radiometry (In-Person preferred /Virtual available) Granada Open
Exploiting NASA’s tools for the observation of Earth´s atmosphere using satellite data (In-Person preferred /Virtual available) Granada Open
Study of air masses in the atmosphere using the NOAA HYSPLIT model (In-Person preferred /Virtual available) Granada Open 

 

Biology & Environmental Science

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
A cell-based assay investigating the secretion of collagen and its links to human disease Dublin Open
Flower development in Cannabis sativa Dublin Open

 

Biology & Environmental Science/Animal Behavior

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
Depicting personality traits in fallow deer (Dama dama) fawns at capture Dublin Open

 

Biology & Environmental Science/Genetics

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
Molecular and morphological analysis of CRISPR-Cas9 genome edited Arabidopsis thaliana plants Dublin Open

 

Biomedical Engineering

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
Development and evaluation of robot ablation catheter system for cardiac ablation therapy King's Open
Development and evaluation of robot trans-septal puncture system King's Open
Development and evaluation of cardiac phantoms for cardiac ablation therapy King's Open
Development and evaluation of a low-cost high-temperature 3D printer for PEEK King's Open
Development and evaluation of a low-cost silicone 3D printer King's Open
Denoising X-ray fluoroscopy images using deep learning King's Open
Evaluation of web-based teaching and learning of anatomy using medical imaging and 3D models King's Open
3D models for teaching and learning ligand-receptor interactions King's Open
Echocardiography simulation for deep learning applications King's Open
Role of Meninges in Concussion: Mechanical and Structural Characterisation of Porcine Meninges Membrane Limerick Open 

 

Biomolecular & Biomedical Science

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
Comparison of the phenotypic profile of Campylobacter jejuni strains isolated from different sources Dublin Open
Association of Gut Barrier Dysfunction in Gastrointestinal Disease Development Dublin Open
Determining the host response to novel vaccine antigens Dublin Open

 

Biomolecular & Biomedical Science/Cancer Biology

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
Cysteinyl Leukotriene Receptor Signalling & Uveal Melanoma Extracellular Vesicles: Novel Therapeutic Targets or Biomarkers to Improve Patient Outcomes in Metastatic Uveal Melanoma Dublin Open

 

Biomolecular & Biomedical Science/Neuroscience

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
Investigating the role of disease-causing proteins in motor neuron function Dublin Reserved/Closed
Physiological regulation of brain UT-B urea transporters Dublin Reserved/Closed

 

Cell and Molecular Biology

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
Horse tendon injuries – Modelling inflammation in the laboratory London Open
Does β-catenin signalling promote ageing of endothelial cells?  London Open
Do circulating extracellular vesicles change in number or cell of origin with training or exercise in thoroughbred racehorses?  London Open
Investigating cellular senescence in the aetiology of tendinopathies (2 of 2 slots available)  London Open
Cell signalling regulation during endothelial cell growth  London Open
Does hypoxia modulate functional divergence and proliferative potential of endothelial cells?  London Reserved/Closed
Do extracellular vesicles in cows’ milk modulate human immune cell function? London Reserved/Closed
Influence of anthocyanin rich dietary supplements on monocyte extracellular vesicle release in vitro  London Open

 

Chemical Engineering

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
Development of a biocatalytic flow reactor Limerick Open 
Biomass valorisation into value added compounds Limerick Open 

 

Chemistry

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
Detecting Viruses and Hormones using Disposable Plasmonic Sensing Glasgow Open
Chiral Raman Spectroscopy Using Metamaterials Glasgow  Open
Chemistry of Lanthanides Glasgow  Reserved/Closed
Measuring Light from Single Molecules Glasgow  Open
BioNano Sensing Glasgow  Open 
Electrophilic fluorination of piperdeines and their use to approach the synthesis of fluorofebrifugine
Dublin Open
Chemical Synthesis of Drug-Like Building Blocks Using Continuous Flow Reactors
Dublin Open

 

Civil Engineering

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
An Experimental Investigation of Secondary Bending in Double Layer Bending Active Gridshell Assemblies Limerick Open 

 

Computer Engineering/Science & Security

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
Cyber Security for Electric Vehicles Limerick Open
Blockchain and its use in Smart Manufacturing Limerick Open

 

Computer Science

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
Animal Evolutionary Embodiment Dublin Open
User Interfaces for Mission Control Dublin Open
The Role of the Environment in Learning to Program: Exploring Educational Programming Data with the Blackbox Dataset Dublin Open
Mini Green Supercomputer: Reducing the Cost and Carbon Footprint of High Performance Computing Development Dublin Open
Computing Crossroads: A Social Computing Project to Help Improve Diversity, Equality, and Success in Computer Science Dublin Open
Electrtomagnetic Side-channel Radiation Analysis to Identify Software Activities Dublin Open
Making Sure Your Conversational AI Knows Right From Wrong Dublin Open
Implementing Ethical Rule Bending in AI Dublin Open
UI/UX Design and Development of a Graphical User Interface (GUI) Dublin Open
UAV Command and Control Interface for Integrating Network Slice Enabled Edge Computing Deployments
Dublin Open

 

Earth Science

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
Hot date in the mountains: Determining the magmatic age of the Mourne Mountain Complex, Northern Ireland Dublin Open
Determining the age of Irish and European ore deposits Dublin Open

 

Endocrinology/Cell & Molecular Biology

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
New Roles of Metabolic Hormones in Inflammation London Open

 

Environmental Health/Data Analysis

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
Changes in air quality in Granada (Spain) before, during and after the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic (In-Person preferred /Virtual available) Granada Open

 

Genetics/Cell & Molecular Biology

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
The genetic contribution to fracture risk in Thoroughbreds London Open
microRNA regulation of embryonic cell development London Reserved/Closed

 

Life Sciences

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

 

Mechanical Engineering

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
Evaluating the temperature dependence of the Bauschinger effect in aerospace aluminium alloys Limerick Open
Comparing stress relieving methods for heat treatable aerospace aluminium alloys Limerick Open
Evaluating the magnitude of the Bauschinger effect in an aerospace aluminium alloy Limerick Open
Metal additive manufacturing processing parameters Limerick Open
Computational modelling of mechanical behaviour of lightweight carbon fibre materials Limerick Open


Neuroscience/Cell & Molecular Biology

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
Glial response to altered inhibition in the developing cortex London Reserved/Closed
Regulating mitochondrial dynamics to protect brain cells from energy stress London Open
Does sigma1 receptor activation reduce microglial activity in the zebrafish model of Late Infantile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (CLN2 disease)? London Open

 

Physics

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
Optimized design of a Hartmann-Shack wavefront sensor for opthalmic applications Dublin Open 

 

Psychology

PROJECT NAME LOCATION PROJECT STATUS: OPEN / RESERVED*
Sensory perception and neurodiversity Glasgow Reserved/Closed
Disgust sensitivity and mental health stigma  Glasgow Open
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