Graduate Research Programme


Research Projects Available

PhD Projects

The application deadline for August intake is 31st January and January intake is 31st July.
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The following table lists the PhD projects that are currently available.
Please click on the link to find out more on the research area. You may email the principal investigator/supervisor if you have any questions regarding the project.

Research Project Title                                                           
​Number of Positions
Prof Benjamin Horton                  
Coastal Evolution / Quatenary environmental change

This project is part of an ongoing program of field-based and computational research to reconstruct Quaternary sea levels and to apply the paleo-record to improve projections of future sea-level change.

For field-focused candidates: skills in micropaleontology/paleo environmental reconstructions and/or sedimentology of coastal systems are highly desirable.

For computationally-focused candidates: a strong numerical or statistical background is highly desirable. Applicants able to participate in both field and computational research are particularly encouraged.
​Asst Prof Emma Hill
Geodesy and natural hazards
We have several PhD positions available for candidates with a passion for using geodetic data (e.g., GNSS and InSAR) to understand natural hazards (e.g., earthquakes and/or sea-level rise) in Southeast Asia. Potential projects could also include the use of SAR data for mapping natural disasters (e.g., floods and/or building damage from earthquakes). Students with experience processing GPS and InSAR data, tectonic modeling, and machine learning are encouraged to apply. Strong coding skills (ideally Python and MATLAB) and strong mathematical skills are required. A background in Earth science is preferred.
Supervisor contact:


MOE Tier 1 Research Grant

Proposal ID

Title Of Project

Title of PI

Main PI


Amount  ($)

 Duration (Months)


Riparian protection versus pest and disease control in oil palm plantations

Assistant Professor

Eleanor Slade

 $        196,500.00



Phosphorus feedbacks determining forest resilience in Singapore

Assistant Professor

Kelly Andersen

 $          99,000.00



Identifying and Mitigating Deforestation Risks in Agricultural Commodity Supply Chains

Assistant Professor

Lee Ser Huay Janice Teresa

 $          73,638.00