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Funded projects

This is a full list of the funded research projects available. Note that in the Experimental Particle Physics and Astronomy areas, the projects listed are examples, and the exact project choice can be discussed after you apply. In all other project areas, specific projects have priority for funded scholarships. Across all areas, studentships are normally only available for UK and in some cases EU students. Self-funded students and students with external scholarships are also welcome to apply: our funding page has full details on funding options.
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Hybrid Quantum Devices: Coupling Interlayer Excitons in 2D Semiconductors to Nitrogen Vacancy Centres in Diamond

Supervisor: Matthew Broomelogo2.gif

Project details: here
Start date: October 2021.

Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months).

Application deadline: ongoing

Tue 03 Nov 2020, 13:02 | Tags: Condensed matter PhD Condensed matter (funded)

Robotic THz imaging probe for Medical Diagnosis

Supervisor: Emma MacPhersonlogo2.giflogo1.gif

Group: Ultrafast and THz Photonics
Project details: here
Start date: October 2021.

Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months).

Application deadline: ongoing


Dynamics of Energy Transfer in Perovskite Nanostructures for Optoelectronic Applications

Supervisor: Rebecca Milot and cosupervisor: Dr James Lloyd-Hugheslogo2.gif

Group: Ultrafast and THz Photonics
Project details: here
Start date: October 2021.

Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months).

Application deadline: ongoing

Tue 03 Nov 2020, 12:53 | Tags: Condensed matter PhD Condensed matter (funded)

Quantum-enhanced Interferometry for New Physics

Supervisor: Animesh Datta
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Project details: here
Start date: October 2021.

Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months).

Application deadline: ongoing


Agile electronics through ferroelectric switching of two-dimensional materials

Supervisor: Dr Neil Wilson Co-supervisor: Marin Alexe logo2.gif
Group: Microscopy
Project details: here
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months).
Start date: October 2021. Application deadline: ongoing

Tue 03 Nov 2020, 12:33 | Tags: Condensed matter PhD Condensed matter (funded)

Inferring energetic ion physics from ion cyclotron emission from fusion plasmas

cfsa.gifSupervisors: Dr. Richard Dendy and Dr. Sandra Chapman
Group: Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics
Project description: here
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months).Application deadline: Ongoing.
Start date: October 2021.
Mon 07 Sep 2020, 21:06 | Tags: CFSA PhD CFSA (funded)

Energy transport investigation in spherical tokamak by means of integrated modelling and gyrokinetic theory

Supervisors: Dr. Ben McMillan cfsa.gif

Group: Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics
Project description: pdf
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months).
Application deadline: Ongoing
Start date: October 2021.

Fri 04 Sep 2020, 12:59 | Tags: CFSA PhD CFSA (funded)

FIND-CDT

Fully funded PhD projects based at the University of Warwick, for 2020 entry.

 PhD Studentship in Liquid Crystal Sensors for Ultrasound Detection

University: University of Warwick Supervisor: Dr Rachel Edwards Start date: October 2020

PhD Studentship in Automated Implementation of EMAT Inspection

University: University of Warwick Supervisor: Dr Rachel Edwards Start date: October 2020

PhD Studentship in Ultrasonic Flow Measurement

University: University of Warwick. Supervisor: Prof. Steve Dixon. Start date: October 2020

Mon 22 Jun 2020, 17:09 | Tags: Condensed matter (funded)

Centre for Doctoral Training in Diamond Science and Technology

Diamond is a material of such diverse application, who knows what it is capable of achieving?

Who knows? You know.

The DST CDT is a gateway to the best in the UK's diamond research. You could deepen your understanding of diamond's properties, and apply your knowledge of physics, engineering, chemistry, life sciences or materials. You could uncover new ways to utilise this material's unique structure. You could be at the international forefront of efforts to transform society through aerospace, or telecommunications, or electronics, or manufacturing…

Fully funded PhD projects based at the University of Warwick, in Diamond Science and Technology for 2020 entry.

New projects available - see https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/dst/phd_projects/

If you would like further information, or if you would like to discuss potential PhD projects, please provide contact details and forward your CV to dst.admin@warwick.ac.uk.

Tue 07 Jan 2020, 13:00 | Tags: PhD Condensed matter (funded)

A 105Pd NMR and XRD/Neutron Diffraction Study of Exposed and Capped Pd Metal Nanoparticle Systems Used in Catalytically Driven Industrial and Environmental Processes

Supervisor: John Hannalogo2.gif
Group: NMR
Project details: here
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months).
Start date: October 2020. Application deadline: ongoing

Thu 31 Oct 2019, 09:11 | Tags: PhD Condensed matter (funded)

Warwick Centre for Doctoral Training in Analytical Sciences

logo1.giflogo2.gifThe Warwick Centre for Doctoral Training in Analytical Sciences is recruiting the next generation of analytical scientists. With the world-leading facilities and expertise in Analytical Science at Warwick and partner external facilities (e.g., Diamond, ILL, ISIS) at their disposal, our students will graduate with a unique combination of skills in exploiting synergies between different experimental methods, e.g., diffraction, electrochemistry, mass spectrometry, microscopy and NMR, and in harnessing the power of combining data collection with experimental design, statistical analysis and simulation. Research and training will be delivered from across physical sciences, engineering and manufacturing, statistics, life and medical sciences in close partnership with industry, with research areas including pharmaceuticals, agro-chemicals and additives, soft matter, biological systems, energy and functional materials.

How to apply: We invite applications from recent graduates with a strong first degree in any related discipline, including Chemistry, Engineering, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmacy, Physics and Statistics. Studentships are available for UK citizens for September 2019 entry (full fees + consumables budget and minimum £14k stipend). EU students can apply for a limited number of stipends covering tuition fees. Applications are invited throughout the year.

Register your interest now


Centre for Doctoral Training in Modelling of Heterogeneous Systems

logo3.gifHetSys is an EPSRC-supported Centre for Doctoral Training. It recruits enthusiastic students from across the physical sciences who enjoy using their mathematical skills and thinking flexibly to solve complex problems. By developing these skills HetSys trains people to challenge current state-of-the-art in computational modelling of heterogeneous, ‘real world’ systems across a range of research themes such as nanoscale devices, new catalysts, superalloys, smart fluids, laser-plasma interactions etc. We plan to recruit up to 12 students to work on a range of exciting PhD projects starting in Oct.2021.

For more details please see the HetSys website. Please contact us at hetsys@warwick.ac.uk if you'd like to find out more.

Current projects with particular relevance to applicants interested in theoretical physics in combination with computational modelling:

Novel 'Twistronics' devices

How semiconductor lasers fail

Dislocation mobility and machine learning

Energy harvesting with thermoelectrics

Magnetic quasiparticles and storing information

Laser-driven fusion power

Noisy biochemical switches


Elementary Particle Physics

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The EPP group has funded studentships available for 2021 entry on the following projects. A short overview of the project areas can be found on the group website. Enquires can be made to Dr. Tom Blake (T.Blake.1@warwick.ac.uk).

Application deadline: January 15th 2021

Funding:

PhD studentships (typically 42 months) are available. Typically support is available for UK and EU students, while others are likely to need their own source of funding. Enquiries, including queries on possible sources of funding, from all potential candidates are welcome.

Tue 27 Nov 2018, 17:00 | Tags: Particle physics (funded) PhD Particle physics

Diamond Formation in Giant Ice Planets

cfsa.gifSupervisors: Dr. Dirk Gericke
Group: Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics
Project description: here
Funding: full funding for UK students (42 months), with details to be confirmed
Application deadline: Ongoing.
Start date: October 2020.

Wed 13 Nov 2019, 15:47 | Tags: CFSA (funded) Filled

Selective epitaxial growth of Silicon Carbide thin film materials

logo2.gifSupervisors: Dr Maksym Myronov
Group: NanoSilicon
Project details: web
Start date: October 2021.
Application deadline: ongoing

Wed 13 Mar 2019, 15:12 | Tags: Condensed matter PhD Condensed matter (funded)