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Research topics and projects

This is a full list of the research projects that supervisors have identified for potential PhD or MSc students. Self-funded students and students with external scholarships are welcome to apply for any research project: our funding page has full details on funding options for UK and international students. There are a limited number of PhD scholarships for outstanding UK students to work on any project identified on the full project list. International students can apply for support via the Chancellor's International Scholarships and other schemes.

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Condensed Matter Physics
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Theoretical and Computational Physics
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Medical and Biophysics
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Astronomy and Astrophysics 
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Elementary Particle Physics
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Fermiology and spin densities: high energy x-ray scattering and electronic structure calculations

Supervisor: Dr. Jon Duffy
Group: Magnetic x-ray scattering Group
Project details: pdf
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months)
Start date: October 2018. Application deadline: flexible

Fri 06 July 2018, 10:23 | Tags: PhD Condensed matter (funded)

Graphene membranes for microscopy

Supervisor: Dr. Neil Wilsonlogo2.gif
Group: Microscopy.
Project details: pdf
Funding: Fully funded MSc by Research studentship (12 months)
Start date: October 2018.

Wed 09 May 2018, 09:45 | Tags: Condensed matter (funded) MSc by Research

The Physics of Wave Dynamics in the Solar Atmosphere

cfsa.gifSupervisors: Dr. Erwin Verwichte
Group: Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics
Funding: fully funded studentship for UK students (42 months)
Application deadline: ongoing.
Start date: October 2018

Tue 08 May 2018, 13:30 | Tags: CFSA, PhD, Filled

Imaging Conductivity in Hybrid Metal Halide Perovskite Thin Films

Supervisor: Dr. Rebecca Milotlogo2.gif
Group: Ultrafast & Terahertz Photonics
Project details: pdf
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months)
Start date: October 2018. Application deadline: flexible

Mon 05 March 2018, 08:56 | Tags: Condensed matter, PhD, Filled

Flat band phase transition in gadolinium garnet, a frustrated antiferromagnet

logo3.gifSupervisor: Dr Nicholas d'Ambrumenil
Group: Theory
Project details: pdf
Funding: full funding for UK students (42 months).
Start date: October 2018. Application deadline: ongoing.

Wed 28 February 2018, 19:52 | Tags: Theoretical and computational (funded)

Ultra-thin oxide film photocathodes for accelerators and sensors

Supervisor: Dr. Gavin Belllogo2.gif
Group: Surface physics.
Project details: pdf
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months)
Start date: October 2018. Application deadline: flexible

Thu 08 February 2018, 10:14 | Tags: PhD Condensed matter (funded)

In-situ non-contact pressure measurement in sealed cans using acoustic methods

Supervisor: Prof. Steve Dixonlogo2.gif
Group: Ultrasound
Project details: web
Funding:
full EPSRC iCASE Award for UK students (42 months)
Start date:
October 2018. Application deadline: flexible

Thu 25 January 2018, 19:51 | Tags: Condensed matter, Filled

From quantum supremacy to quantum simulations

logo3.gifSupervisor: Dr Animesh Datta
Group: Theory
Project details: pdf
Funding: fully funded PhD studentship (42 months) for UK students
Start date: October 2018. Application deadline: ongoing.

Thu 21 December 2017, 11:54 | Tags: PhD, Theoretical and computational, Filled

Synthetic diagnostics for laser-driven fusion experiments

cfsa.gifSupervisors: Prof. Tony Arber
Group: Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics
Funding: one fully funded scholarship for UK students (42 months)
Application deadline: 19th February 2018. Interviews will be in the week of 5-9th March 2018.
Start date: October 2018

Tue 19 December 2017, 09:42 | Tags: CFSA, PhD, Filled

Fully integrated control of localized excitons in 2D semiconductors

Supervisor: Dr. Matthew Broomelogo2.gif
Group: Exotic Quantum Devices
Project details: pdf
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months)
Start date: October 2018. Application deadline: flexible

Thu 14 December 2017, 08:02 | Tags: Condensed matter (funded)

Ultrafast terahertz spectroscopy of novel perovskite photovoltaics

Supervisor: Dr. James Lloyd-Hugheslogo2.gif
Group: Ultrafast & Terahertz Photonics
Project details: pdf
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months)
Start date: October 2018. Application deadline: flexible

Thu 14 December 2017, 07:02 | Tags: Condensed matter, Filled

Rotation of a levitating nanodiamond containing a spin qubit

logo2.gifSupervisor: Dr Gavin Morley
Group: EPR
Project details: pdf
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (48 months)
Start date: October 2018. Application deadline: flexible

Thu 14 December 2017, 06:42 | Tags: Condensed matter, Filled

Spin-functional materials with atomic layer precision

Supervisor: Dr. Gavin Belllogo2.gif
Group: Surface physics.
Project details: pdf
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months)
Start date: October 2018. Application deadline: flexible

Fri 01 December 2017, 06:36 | Tags: Condensed matter, Filled

Optimisation under Uncertainty

logo3.gifSupervisor: Prof. Robin Ball
Group: Theory
Funding: independent scholarship/funding source required
Start date: October 2018

Thu 30 November 2017, 15:14 | Tags: PhD, Theoretical and computational

Can Solid-State NMR Help Shed Light on Pharmaceutical Solid State Stability?

Supervisor: Prof. Steven Brownlogo2.gif
Group: Magnetic Resonance.
Project details: pdf
Funding: Fully funded EPSRC iCASE PhD studentship (42 months), linked with Pfizer
Start date: October 2018. Application deadline: flexible

Thu 30 November 2017, 14:46 | Tags: Condensed matter (funded)

Seismic measures of magnetic activity in the Sun and other stars

cfsa.gifSupervisors: Dr. Anne-Marie Broomhall
Group: Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics
Project details: pdf
Funding: full funding for UK students (42 months).
Application deadline: 19th February 2018. Interviews will be in the week of 5-9th March 2018.
Start date: October 2018.

Wed 29 November 2017, 09:25 | Tags: CFSA, Filled

The edge of chaos and the turbulent flow motor

cfsa.gifSupervisors: Dr. Ben McMillan
Group: Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics
Project details: pdf
Funding: full funding for UK students (42 months).
Application deadline: 19th February 2018. Interviews will be in the week of 5-9th March 2018.
Start date: October 2018.

Wed 29 November 2017, 06:46 | Tags: CFSA, PhD, Filled

Dynamical properties of pure and mixed active matter suspensions

logo3.gifSupervisor: Dr Marco Polin
Group: Theory
Project details: pdf
Funding: full funding for UK students (42 months). medbio.gif
Start date: October 2018. Application deadline: January 19th 2018.

Wed 29 November 2017, 05:29 | Tags: Theoretical and computational, Filled

Physics of magnets and the arrangements of atoms comprising them: theory of magnetic-compositional correlation.

logo3.gifSupervisor: Prof Julie Staunton
Group: Theory
Project details: pdf
Funding: full funding for UK students (42 months).
Start date: October 2018. Application deadline: ongoing

Sun 26 November 2017, 21:06 | Tags: Theoretical and computational (funded)

Magnetic materials exhibiting skyrmions

logo2.gifSupervisor: Prof. Geetha Balakrishnan.
Group: Superconductivity and magnetism.
Project details: pdf
Funding: full funding for UK students (42 months).
Start date: October 2018. Application deadline: ongoing.

Tue 14 November 2017, 15:01 | Tags: Condensed matter, Filled

Functional Properties of Ferroic Domain Walls

Supervisor: Prof. Marin Alexelogo2.gif
Group: Functional materials
Project details: pdf
Funding:
full funding for UK or EU students (42 months)
Start date:
October 2018. Application deadline: flexible

Wed 01 November 2017, 23:08 | Tags: Condensed matter, Filled

Data Analytics Approach to Space Weather

cfsa.gifSupervisors: Prof. Sandra Chapman
Group: Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics
Funding: full funding for UK and EU students (42 months)
Application deadline: 19th February 2018. Interviews will be in the week of 5-9th March 2018.
Start date: October 2018.

Wed 01 November 2017, 22:59 | Tags: CFSA, Filled

Terahertz imaging and spectroscopy of skin for medical diagnosis

Supervisor: Dr. Emma Macphersonlogo2.gif
Project details: pdf
Funding: full funding for UK or EU students (42 months)
medbio.gifStart date: now to October 2018. Application deadline: flexible

Sun 08 October 2017, 19:46 | Tags: Condensed matter, Medical and biophysics, Filled

EPP PhD studentships

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The EPP group has funded studentships available for 2018 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 2018

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.

Thu 11 May 2017, 10:41 | Tags: PhD, Particle physics

Fast Terahertz Imaging and Spectroscopy

Supervisor: Dr. Emma Macphersonlogo2.gif
Project details: pdf
Funding: full funding for UK or EU students (42 months)
medbio.gifStart date: now to October 2018. Application deadline: asap

Thu 16 March 2017, 09:36 | Tags: Condensed matter, Filled

Heteroepitaxy of silicon carbide on silicon using novel strain-tuning platforms

Supervisor: Dr. Maksym Myronovlogo2.gif
Group: NanoSilicon
Project details: pdf
Funding:
full funding for UK or EU students (42 months)
Start date:
October 2017. Application deadline: flexible

Wed 25 January 2017, 16:56 | Tags: Condensed matter

High Frequency Flexural Ultrasonic Transducers

Supervisor: Prof. Steve Dixonlogo2.gif
Group: Ultrasound
Project details: web
Funding:
full funding for UK or EU students (42 months)
Start date:
October 2018. Application deadline: flexible

Tue 17 January 2017, 10:49 | Tags: Condensed matter, Filled

Building a node in a diamond quantum computer

Supervisor: Dr. Gavin Morleylogo2.gif
Group: Magnetic Resonance
Project details: pdf
Funding:
full funding for UK students (42 months)
Start date:
October 2017. Application deadline: flexible

Wed 14 December 2016, 10:50 | Tags: Filled

Microswimming navigation in external fields

Supervisor: Dr. Vasily Kantslerlogo2.gif
Group: Soft matter and biological fluid dynamics
Project details: pdf
medbio.gif Funding: full funding for UK or EU students (42 months)
Start date: October 2018. Application deadline: flexible

Thu 24 November 2016, 12:04 | Tags: Condensed matter, PhD, Medical and biophysics, Filled

CFSA: Solar and Space Physics projects 2018

cfsa.gifSupervisors: Dr. Erwin Verwichte, Prof. Tony Arber, Dr. Bogdan Hnat
Group: Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics
Funding: one or two fully funded scholarships for UK students (42 months)
Application deadline: 19th February 2018. Interviews will be in the week of 5-9th March 2018.
Start date: October 2018

Sat 19 November 2016, 20:04 | Tags: CFSA, PhD

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