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Application deadline is 31st October 2020. Adverts for available projects will go live shortly.

Fully funded projects

Fees, stipend and research/training budget are provided by the CDT through sponsorship of an industrial partner and/or the College:

Project title Industrial partner Stipend

Beaming light in new directions - metasurfaces for tuneable control optics (3449) (*)

Dstl approx. £16,500 per year payable to UK or EU students only
Disentangling the Chiral Clutter: Optically Enhanced Rotational Spectroscopy (3962) (†)   approx. £15,200 per year payable to UK or EU  students only
Next Generation metasurfaces: tensorial surfaces for novel antenna functionality (3398)(*) Dstl approx. £16,500 per year payable to UK or EU students only
Quantum Nano-photonics - the science and technology of new sources of light   approx. £16,500 per year
Smaller, Lighter, More Energy Efficient – using metamaterials and 3D printing to push antennas to the limits (3444) (†) Thales approx. £16,500 per year payable to UK or EU students only

(*) Projects marked with an asterisk are limited to UK applicants only. (†) Projects marked with a dagger are limited to UK and EU applicants only.

 Self-funded projects

We welcome applications from self-funded candidates who are interested in working within the remit of the Centre for Metamaterials and Innovation. For further details see our Project Ideas page.  You can find out more about possible funding routes here, or contact Isaac Luxmoore for more information.

PhD project application process

Please read the information about the application process carefully. Applications that do not comply with the outlined specifications cannot be considered.

Information for international applicants

Most non-EEA students coming to study in the UK will need a Tier 4 visa - the UK's main 'student' visa category. Your Tier 4 visa will allow you to stay in the UK for the whole of your course and comes with both privileges and restrictions.