Transport Systems & Logistics Laboratory Imperial College London

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We receive a high volume of admissions inquiries and endeavor to respond to all. To enhance the likelihood of a favorable reply, please ensure you have read the guidance provided below. Should you meet our admissions requirements, we encourage you to reach out to our director Dr Angeloudis, for a preliminary discussion.

We also recommend reviewing the general admission information provided on the central College website.

Doctoral Admissions

How do you assess PhD applications?

Our evaluation of new applications is grounded in three key criteria:

  1. Academic Excellence: Applicants must possess a degree with distinction in an engineering discipline.
  2. English Language Proficiency: International applicants are expected to meet our specified minimum English language standards, as outlined here.
  3. Research Interests Compatibility: Your research interests should closely match our current research focus and priorities.
What are your current research priority areas?

A non-exhaustive list of topics that we are currently interested in is as follows:

  1. Autonomy in shipping and freight distribution
  2. Cooperative control of autonomous vehicle swarms
  3. Collaboration, coordination and competition of last-mile urban delivery

Our list of recent papers might provide you with further ideas regarding potential research topics that are currently of interest to our group.

Where can I find information regarding TSL’s academic requirements?

Please refer to this page for the minimum admission requirements used at Imperial College London. We expect successful candidates to possess a first-class Master’s-level degree (or non-UK equivalent).

Do you have any scholarships?

A variety of scholarships are available, and further information on key dates and eligibility requirements can be found at the following links:

Please keep in mind that these programs are highly competitive, and we will only nominate applicants who graduated with summa cum laude honors (top 1-3% of their year). Many of our researchers also receive funding through scholarship schemes from their home countries.

When should I submit my application?

Due to the limited number of PhD positions available in our group each year, we strongly encourage potential applicants to submit their applications as early as possible.

Additionally, if you wish to be considered for any internal scholarships, please consult the relevant pages for specific deadlines that may apply.

How should I structure my research statement?

Should you decide to proceed with an application, please make sure that you include a personal statement that is 2-3 pages long and follows the structure below:

Postdoctoral Opportunities

We do not currently have direct funding available for postdocs and research fellows. However, if you would like to propose a collaboration based on an externally-funded post-doctoral scholarship, please get in touch.

Where can I find information on external fellowship funding sources?

Some indicative schemes within the remit of our research are:

UROP and Internships

We welcome applications for summer internships from Imperial College students currently studying towards an undergraduate engineering, mathematics or computer science degree. Unfortunately we cannot accept external candidates at this time.

For further information, please refer to the homepage of our UROP Programme, and register your interest with Dr Panagiotis Angeloudis by the beginning of the Spring Term.