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PhD Projects

New Projects Added. For a September 2018 start we will be able to fund fourteen new four year studentships leading to PhDs in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Materials or Life Sciences. If you are interested in joining a dynamic team involved in all aspects of Diamond Research then please click here to apply. We will arrange for you to speak with project supervisors and guide you through the application process.

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ELECTRONICS & DEVICES
 GEO
GEOPHYSICS
 MfG
MANUFACTURING
 M&S
MEASUREMENT & SENSING
 TH_COM
THEORY & COMPUTATION
 MED_BIO
MEDICAL, BIOPHYSICS & BIOCHEMISTRY
 OPT_PHTN
OPTICS & PHOTONICS
 Q_TECH
QUANTUM TECHNOLOGIES

Fully funded studentships are available to UK and EU students (non-UK EU students must have resided in the UK for three years prior to the start of their course in order to be eligible). A limited number of studentships are available to exceptional international candidates.

Electronics and Devices ELECTRONICS & DEVICES


3D Diamond Structures for Extreme Environment Logic

MSc Year 1: University of Warwick

PhD Years 2-4: Newcastle University
PhD Supervisors: Dr Alton Horsfall
Partners: Cardiff University & University of Glasgow

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Experimental and Computational studies of Si and Ge layers on Diamond for Enhanced NEA Applications

MSc Year 1: University of Warwick

PhD Years 2-4: University of Bristol
PhD Supervisors: Prof Paul May & Prof Neil Allan
Partners: Newcastle University & Aberystwyth University

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Optics and Photonics OPTICS & PHOTONICS


Diamond for laser engineering: lasers for manufacturing and sensing

MSc Year 1: University of Warwick

PhD Years 2-4: Institute of Photonics, University of Strathclyde
PhD Supervisors: Prof Alan Kemp
Partners: Warwick University & Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics

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Laser written components in diamond for sensor applications

MSc Year 1: University of Warwick

PhD Years 2-4: Dept. of Engineering, University of Oxford
PhD Supervisors: patrick dot salter at eng dot ox dot ac dot uk and martin dot booth at eng dot ox dot ac dot uk
Partners: Warwick University & Opsydia

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Manufacturing MANUFACTURING


Towards the perfect neck for HPHT PCD

MSc Year 1: University of Warwick

PhD Years 2-4: Dept. of Materials, University of Oxford
Partners: Element Six
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Geophysics GEOPHYSICS


The kinetics of defect aggregation in diamond. Unlocking the history in natural diamonds.

MSc Year 1: University of Warwick

PhD Years 2-4: University of Bristol
PhD Supervisors: Prof Simon Kohn, Dr Oliver Lord and Prof Michael Walter
Partners: De Beers Technologies & Warwick University

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Medical, Biophysics and Biochemistry MEDICAL, BIOPHYSICS & BIOCHEMISTRY


Measuring the sp3/sp2 Carbon Content Ratio in a Single Nanodiamond using Quantitative Optical Microscopy

MSc Year 1: University of Warwick

PhD Years 2-4: Cardiff University
PhD Supervisor: Prof Paola Borri, Prof Wolfgang Langbein & Prof Oliver Williams
Partners: University of Strathclyde & University of Bristol

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Measurement and Sensing MEASUREMENT & SENSING


Development of Boron Doped Diamond Sensors for Water Quality Monitoring

FILLED

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Theory and Computation THEORY & COMPUTATION


First Principles Modelling of the Excited State and Simulated Spectroscopy

FILLED

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Quantum Technology QUANTUM TECHNOLOGY


Building Quantum Networks with Diamond

FILLED

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Defect Studies in CVD Diamond: Production, Identification and Exploitation of New Defects

MSc Year 1: University of Warwick

PhD Years 2-4: University of Warwick
PhD Supervisor: Prof Mark Newton
Partners: HRD Antwerp & CERN

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Diamond doped with silicon for quantum applications

MSc Year 1: University of Warwick

PhD Years 2-4: University of Cardiff
PhD Supervisor: Prof Oliver Williams
Partners: University of Cambridge & University of Warwick

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