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medbio.gif Medical, biological and soft matter

More funded studentships will be advertised from the end of 2016 onwards for October 2017 start. In addition, there are a limited number of scholarships available for outstanding UK students for any of the projects/research areas listed on the projects page.



astro.gif Astronomy and Astrophysics,

Studentships are available for a 2017 start, see the group website for more project descriptions. Interviews are usually held from middle of February through to middle of March, expected application deadline is mid February but it is suggested that you apply earlier than that.


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logo2.gif Condensed Matter Physics

The (experimental) Condensed Matter Physics research area includes many interacting research groups and facilities within the department. Students undertake the Materials Physics Doctorate scheme, giving access to a tailored research degree to help you exploit both our own outstanding materials growth, fabrication, characterisation and computational capabilities, and those at central facilities. A broad education in Materials Physics is provided through dedicated modules under the Midlands Physics Alliance Graduate School, and external courses.

Hidden and conspicuous magnetic order in hyper-kagome magnets

Supervisor: Dr. Oleg Petrenko
Group: Superconductivity & Magnetism
Project details: pdf
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months) for UK or EU students.
Start date: October 2019. Application deadline: ongoing

Selective epitaxial growth of Silicon Carbide thin film materials

Supervisors: Dr Maksym Myronov
Group: NanoSilicon
Project details: web
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months)
Start date: October 2019.
Application deadline: ongoing

A Combined NMR and Diffraction Approach to Study Pd Metal Nanoparticles Used in Industrial Catalysis

Supervisors: John Hanna
Group: NMR
Project details: web
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months)
Start date: October 2019.
Application deadline: ongoing

Warwick Centre for Doctoral Training in Analytical Sciences

The 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.

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Centre for Doctoral Training in Modelling of Heterogeneous Systems

HetSys is an entirely new EPSRC-supported Centre for Doctoral Training. It is recruiting enthusiastic students (first intake October 2019) from across the physical sciences who enjoy using their mathematical skills and thinking flexibly to solve complex problems. By developing these skills HetSys will train 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.

For more details please see the HetSys website. There is an open day on 13th March if you'd like to find out more.

Developing fast magic-angle spinning (MAS) NMR methods for applications to both organic and bio-molecules in the solid state

Supervisors: Prof Steven Brown (Physics) and Prof Jozef Lewandowski
Group: NMR
Project details: web
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (48 months)
Start date: October 2019.
Application deadline: ongoing

Biophysics of light-induced motility in microalgae

Supervisor: Dr. Marco Polin
Group: Soft Matter & Biophysics
Project details: pdf
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months)
Start date: October 2019. Application deadline: ongoing

In-situ manipulation of ferroelectric structures at the atomic level

Supervisor: Prof. Ana Sanchez-Fuentes
Group: Microscopy
Project details: pdf
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months)
Start date: October 2019. Application deadline: ongoing

Crystallography and Functional Evolution of Atomically Thin Confined Nanowires

Supervisors: Dr. Jeremy Sloan & Dr. James Lloyd-Hughes
Groups: Microscopy & Ultrafast & Terahertz Photonics
Project details: pdf
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months)
Start date: October 2019. Application deadline: ongoing



thcom.gifTheoretical condensed matter Physics

More funded studentships will be advertised from the end of 2016 onwards for October 2017 start. In addition, there are a limited number of scholarships available for outstanding UK students for any of the projects/research areas listed on the projects page.



cfsa.gif Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics

Centre for Doctoral Training in Modelling of Heterogeneous Systems

HetSys is an entirely new EPSRC-supported Centre for Doctoral Training. It is recruiting enthusiastic students (first intake October 2019) from across the physical sciences who enjoy using their mathematical skills and thinking flexibly to solve complex problems. By developing these skills HetSys will train 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.

For more details please see the HetSys website. There is an open day on 13th March if you'd like to find out more.

Data Analytics Approach to Extreme Events in Space Weather

Supervisor: Prof. Sandra Chapman
Group: Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics
Project description: pdf
Funding: full funding for UK/EU students (42 months)
Application deadline: Ongoing
Start date: October 2019.

Potential PhD opportunities in MCF plasma at CFSA, University of Warwick

Supervisors: Dr. Nick Walken (UKAEA) & Dr. Bogdan Hnat (Warwick)
Group: Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics
Project description: pdf
Funding: full funding for UK students (42 months), with details to be confirmed
Application deadline: Ongoing.
Start date: October 2019.

Fast ions and turbulence in fusion plasmas

Supervisors: Dr. Ben McMillan
Group: Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics
Project description: pdf
Funding
: full funding for UK students (42 months), with details to be confirmed
Application deadline: Ongoing
Start date: October 2019.

Turbulent Plasma and Astrophysical Shocks in Solar-Terrestrial Physics

Supervisors: Dr. Bogdan Hnat
Group: Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics
Funding: full funding for UK students (42 months)
Application deadline: Ongoing
Start date: October 2019.



epp.gif Elementary particle Physics

The EPP group has funded studentships available for 2017 entry on any of the following projects. Please see group website for further details. Enquires can be made to Please send enquiries to Dr. Yorck Ramachers (y.a.ramachers@warwick.ac.uk) tel. 024 765 73878.

Elementary Particle Physics

The EPP group has funded studentships available for 2019 entry on the following projects. A short overview of the project areas can be found below. Please see the group website for further details. Enquires can be made to Dr. Tom Blake (T.Blake.1@warwick.ac.uk).

Application deadline: February 28th 2019

Reseach area: LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider

The Warwick LHCb group are leading investigations into physics beyond the Standard Model by studying CP violation in, and the properties of, b-hadron decays. The successful candidate will join this activity and lead one or more analyses leading to publications in prestigious high-impact journals. As a part of their studies, they will contribute fully to the LHCb experiment, including participating in data-taking at CERN and in studies to understand the performance of the detector.

Research area: ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider

The Warwick ATLAS group are leading investigations into the production and decay of the Higgs boson at the LHC. The successful candidate will join this activity and will also play a roll in the ongoing running of the detector and preparation for future upgrades (thorough work on the ATLAS trigger system or work on a replacement tracker).

Research area: Future Neutrino Physics Projects

The Warwick group in involved in preparatory studies for a future long-baseline neutrino experiment for the LBNE/LBNF project and Hyper-Kamiokande. The successful applicant will contribute to the development work needed to advance these projects. The applicant may also have the possibility to contribute to the analysis of the data collected by the T2K neutrino experiment in Japan.

Research area: Double Beta Decay

The Warwick SuperNEMO double beta decay group leads the exploitation of the first SuperNEMO data from the demonstrator device at the Modane underground laboratory in France. The successful candidate will join this activity and lead one or more analyses leading to publications in prestigious high-impact journals.

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.

 

 

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