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Engineering

We offer a 3 year PhD programme, a 4 year integrated PhD programme, an EngD programme, and a 1 year MPhil degree programme.

PhD, MPhil, EngD Full-time, Part-time Programme

Astronomy Instrumentation

Astronomy Instrumentation is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Physics and Astronomy research programmes (MPhil, PhD).

PhD, MPhil Full-time, Part-time Area

Physics and Astronomy

The wide range of expertise within the School of Physics and Astronomy enables the School to offer a variety of opportunities for higher degrees by research.

PhD, MPhil Full-time, Part-time Programme

Wireless and Microwave Communication Engineering (MRes)

This MRes course aims to provide you with and excellent platform for career development, whether that be within industry or academic research.

MRes Full-time Programme

Engineering: Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing

The wide ranging research theme of Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing incorporates cutting edge research which fosters innovation and sustainability, supports social and economic development, and contributes to improvements in health and quality of life by ensuring the safety and best performance of materials and structures.

PhD, MPhil, EngD Full-time, Part-time Area

Biomedical Engineering

Opportunities available in the Biomedical Engineering Research Group.

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Tunable THz laser source

This project will involve the design, fabrication and characterisation of such a source, based on the non-linear optical process of difference frequency generation in an integrated semiconductor laser structure.

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Automated Searches for Ultra-Diffuse Emission from Stars

We are particularly interested in the fraction of stars that lie outside of easily recognised galactic structures as a means of tracing the assembly history of dark matter haloes of various masses.

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Natural Flood Processes for Flood Risk Management

This project aims to develop a novel methodology to assess the effectiveness of Natural Flood Management (NFM) interventions at catchment reach levels.

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Advanced Materials and Computational Mechanics

Opportunities available within the field of Materials, and Advanced and Computational Mechanics.

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Energy harvesting for autonomous systems

This project will focus on the mechanisms by which communications based on light emission by LEDs or lasers can be powered by energy harvested from the environment.

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Quantum dynamics of frustrated spin systems

This study will investigate the magnetic spin dynamics of bulk systems as quantum effects start to become relevant at low temperature.

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Random laser with III-V semiconductor nanowires

In this project, you will be working on both theoretical modelling and experimental demonstration.

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3D Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials

This project seeks to develop a new breed of 3D thermoelectric metamaterials that have controlled nanostructured features upon the 100 nm scale, allowing unprecedented control over electronic and phononic properties and offering a highly controlled pathway for understanding the effect of nanoscale topology.

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Single crystal analysis of frustrated magnetic systems, using the world's leading powder diffraction instrument

This project would extend the use of WISH to cover robust single crystal analysis of diffuse scattering and weak Bragg peak data with in-situ measurements to extend our fundamental understanding of frustrated magnetic systems.

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Superconducting diamond as a bridge to the quantum mechanical world

This project will continue work to explore the fundamental modes of Nano Electro-Mechanical (NEMS) bridges made out of diamond and methods of detection using quantum circuitry.

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Template assisted III-V epitaxy enabling quantum dot lasers on silicon

In this project, we will develop quantum dot (QD) lasers directly grown on silicon at strategically important 1550 nm emission wavelength.

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Statistical characterisation of brain tissue microstructure with diffusion magnetic resonance imaging

In this project, you will introduce a novel representation of tissue based on statistical descriptors.

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Development of a nanostructured heating element to explore high temperature materials physics

This studentship seeks to develop a novel 3D nanostructured heating element using a combination of two-photon lithography and processing methodologies.

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as a Safe and Effective Brain Stimulation Tool

This is a fully-funded EPSRC project in engineering, focusing on energy and environment.

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Controlled coherent coupling of single quantum dots in photonic crystal cavity networks

The proposed project spans from the field of optical spectroscopy of semiconductor nanostructures, specifically coherent spectroscopy of single quantum dots, to quantum computing, specifically the implementation of quantum operations in quantum dots

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Towards a clinical MEG system: theoretical and practical insights into the use of optically pumped magnetometers

In this project, you will perform a detailed analysis of OPMs for measuring magnetic brain signals.

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Novel nanocavities in wide bandgap semiconductors for quantum optical devices

The project will develop a novel processing technique to create gallium nitride (GaN) optical nanocavities.

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A multi-scale computational model of brain blood flow: Enhancing MRI for assessing brain health

This PhD project is well suited to students who would like to combine their knowledge of computational modelling, physics and mathematics to better understand human brain blood flow and how it can go wrong with brain disease.

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A futuristic science based approach to enhance quality and durability of High Performance Pre-cast Concrete Products

Concrete infrastructure projects are currently designed for delivery on time and budget through efficient management of construction processes.

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Infrared Thermophotovoltaic (TPV) cell for power generation and energy harvesting

The studentship aims to demonstrate temperature-stable TPVs with blackbody response ~1000K.

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Quantum coherence and carrier dynamics in colloidal nanostructures from dots to 1D and 2D materials

The aim of this project is to investigate the quantum coherent light-matter interaction regime and associated carrier dynamics of electrons and holes in novel colloidal structures developed to achieve a dephasing time limited solely by the radiative lifetime.

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Integrated compound semiconductor lab-on-chip optical biosensor

In this project, you will contribute to the design, fabrication and characterisation of the optoelectronic components of the device, and the demonstration of high sensitivity and specificity in bio-molecule sensing.

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