2018 projects

Current opportunities

We are currently recruiting to the following studentship projects. All our studentships are funded* and some also have an industry partner associated with them.

To apply for a project, please read its description and then follow the instructions on the How to apply page.

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2018 but you are advised to apply as soon as possible.

Project title

External collaborator

Acoustic imaging in turbid environments

yes;

stipend top-up available

Advanced magnetic materials for radio, microwave and millimetre-wave applications

yes;

stipend top-up available

All dielectric phase-change metamaterial-based holography

yes;

stipend top-up available

All-optical metasurface modulators for THz radiation

yes;

stipend top-up available

Combined electromagnetic and piezoelectric energy harvesting from low-speed fluid flows for remote monitoring

yes;

stipend top-up available

Control of flow-induced near-field noise through the use of metasurfaces

yes;

stipend top-up available

Design and manufacture of broadband 3D multilayer metamaterials for microwave and mm-wave application

yes;

stipend top-up available

Manipulating the coupling and scattering between surface waves and plane waves on metasurfaces, and at their discontinuities

yes;

stipend top-up available; UK nationals only

Metasurfaces and phononic crystals for manipulating fluid flow and acoustics

yes;

stipend top-up available

Probing mechanics in quantum mechanics – Josephson nano-resonator metamaterials

yes;

Robert Brown studentship; stipend top-up available

The development of novel electronic and photonic metadevices for adaptive multispectral imaging in the infrared

yes;

stipend top-up available; UK nationals only

3D graded nanocomposites yes; UK nationals only
Detection of magnetic meta-atom dynamics by x-ray ferromagnetism resonance yes

Disruptive Technologies for Acoustic Noise Reduction

yes; UK nationals only
Excitation of spin waves in magnetic elements using surface acoustic waves yes
Magnetoelastic metamaterials for lab-on-a-chip technology yes

New materials and structures that control the propagation of acoustic radiation

yes; UK nationals only
Optically induced magnetization dynamics of magnetic exchange spring metamaterials yes
Plasmonic-enhanced organic photovoltaics for wearable applications yes

Terahertz photonic metadevices with carbon nanomaterials

yes

To model and manipulate material scatter effects to control the propagation of electromagnetic radiation

yes; UK nationals only
Ultrafast single photon sources yes

Acoustic biomimetics

 
A quantum thermodynamic study to improve magnetic data storage  
Microscopy in scattering media  
Nanoscale Infrared Biomolecule Spectroscopy (NIBS)  
Photosynthetic Metamaterials  
Solid state refrigeration using 2D/metamaterials  
Specific biosensing with non-linear metamaterials  
Strong light-matter interactions in perovskites  
Testing fluctuation relations of conformal changes of biomolecules  
Two-dimensional metamaterial batteries  

*Please note that for non-EU students, funding will cover international tuition fees and project costs only. More information on the value of the award can be found on the How to apply page.