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Fully-funded PhD studentship in Photonics

Fully-funded PhD studentship in Photonics Available. Full-time study for a defined period of four years

October 2022 is the start date.

The deadline for applications is April 15, 2022. (or until filled)

One of the academics in the Photonics group is the primary supervisor.

UKRI’s eligibility criteria can be found here.

A PhD studentship is available to work on future photonic devices and systems in the Photonics Group (Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, UCL).

Funding: The studentship covers Home tuition expenses as well as a £17,285 yearly stipend (2020-2021), which will increase annually in line with inflation. Consumables, books, professional memberships, and travel to workshops and conferences will all be covered by additional funding.

Photonics is a technology that is now widely used in a variety of applications. It’s at the heart of a slew of new advancements, including self-driving cars, quantum computing, and the Internet. The work at UCL focuses on a variety of issues ranging from materials to complete systems. Semiconductor materials and the development of silicon photonics integrated platforms, integrated photonics, ultrafast photonic devices, future liquid crystal technology, photonic metamaterial development, photonic analogue to digital conversion, THz photonics, wireless and radio over fibre, converged wireless and optical networks, and THz characterization and microscopy are some of the key areas of research.

The group has access to world-class facilities such as molecular beam epitaxy material growth for novel material development and silicon photonics integrated circuits, state-of-the-art cleanroom facilities for device fabrication, and six experimental labs with cutting-edge equipment for microwave and optical wave measurements.

We anticipate offering a number of PhD research opportunities within our group, and please do not hesitate to contact any of our supervisors for more information. We currently hold a unique position in the field of THz photonics.

The chosen applicants will work in the Photonics Group of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. Academically, applicants should have a (minimum of a 2’1) undergraduate degree or equivalent in physics, communications, or electronic and electrical engineering, as well as a demonstrated talent and enthusiasm for research. Our group’s research might span from completely experimental to completely theoretical modelling.

The ideal applicant would possess some or all of the skills and knowledge listed below.

Experiments in electronics, physics measurement, optics, or photonics characterization are all desirable.

Computer modelling experience for a variety of engineering challenges or physical phenomena.

Experience with common software tools for modelling electromagnetic, physics, and other problems (e.g. ADS, CST studio, HFSS, Comsol Multiphysics, Lumerical)

MATLAB, C++, Python, and Java are examples of scientific computer programming.

Additional information: The student will typically work closely with researchers within the group and be part of larger projects as well as integrating a larger cohort of PhD student within the Centre for Doctoral Training in Connected Electronic and Photonic Systems. The Photonics Group has a lengthy track record of producing high-quality, highly successful PhDs. A substantial number of them have won a slew of accolades and awards for their work, and they currently work in some of the world’s most prestigious academic and industrial research labs.

How to apply:

Use the UCL online application system to apply, and make sure to include the name of the supervisor(s) you’d like to work with.

For casual inquiries, please send a CV, a list of any publications, and a cover letter to the supervisor(s) with whom you would want to work. Any questions concerning the project can be sent to the possible supervisor.

For information on the PhD program within the department, please contact the [email protected].

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