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UCL-Cambridge Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Photonic Systems Development

A fully funded 4 year (1+3) PhD studentship (including an initial MRes) is currently available on the topics related to:

Photonic Systems Development

The available EPSRC funding is at the UK/Home rate (see for full eligibility criteria) and includes an annual tax-free stipend of £17,090 and tuition fees at a home/EU rate. Travel costs to workshops, conferences and industry is also included.

Starting date: September 2013

Please contact Tim Bodley-Scott on for further information.

Description of topic: Light is vital for life. It is also essential for the next generation of communication technologies to be created and a wave of other new technological development which will transform our world for the better. UCL and the University of Cambridge have joined forces to develop the next generation of photonic systems, pioneering research with light.

We have established an exciting Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), leveraging our strong collaborations in photonics research and innovation. The Centre provides a dynamic new approach to doctoral training using expertise drawn from a wide range of disciplines in engineering and science.

All students study at both universities. We collaborate with a wide range of leading companies and research centres worldwide and use innovative teaching and learning techniques. We create graduates with the skills and confidence necessary to drive future technology research, development and commercial exploitation, as photonics becomes fully embedded in electronics-based systems ranging from communications to sensing, industrial manufacture and biomedicine.

The applicant is expected to have a 2:1 bachelor’s degree in engineering (electrical, electronic, civil, manufacturing), materials science, computer science, physics, medical physics, bioengineering or other related discipline.

Applications: candidates should initially apply by completing a pre-application form on the CDT website:

Eligible shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in London or Cambridge and then if offered a place, you will be expected to make a full application via the UCL postgraduate study application form.