PhD PROJECT OPPORTUNITIES

PhD application deadline 16 August 2020.

We currently have fully funded PhD projects available for start in September 2020.


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

Artificial Magnetic Conductor Surfaces for Conformal Antenna Design (3884) (†)- offer made

Dstl approx. £19,500 per year payable to UK or EU students only

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

Dstl approx. £16,500 per year payable to UK or EU students only

Effect of Material Conductivity and Architecture on Electromagnetic Surface Wave Propagation (3917) (†) - project taken

TWI Ltd approx. £17,200 payable to UK or EU students only
Laser implosion fusion for clean energy generation (3450) (†) - project taken AWE PLC approx. £16,500 per year payable to UK or EU students only
Making the world sound better – acoustic metamaterials for manipulating sound in air and underwater (3441) (†)- offer made Dstl approx. £16,500 per year payable to UK or EU students only
Miniaturised helical antennas for superdirectivity (3885) (†) - project taken Dstl approx. £19,500 per year payable to UK or EU students only
New metasurfaces for acoustic control (3456) (*) - project taken QinetiQ approx. £16,500 per year payable to UK students only
Next generation metasurfaces: tensorial surfaces for novel antenna functionality (3398) (†) Dstl approximately £16,500 per year payable to UK or EU students only
Smaller, Lighter, More Energy Efficient – using metamaterials and 3D printing to push antennas to the limits (3444) (†)- offer made 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.


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.   

Application deadline: 16 August 2020.