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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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Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics
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Elementary Particle Physics
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Graphene membranes for microscopy

There is an opening for a Masters by Research project for the 2019/2020 academic year on 'Graphene membranes for microscopy' under the supervision of Dr Neil Wilson (Department of Physics). See attached for the project description. The project has the potential for an internship at Silson Ltd (a local company specialising in the fabrication of membranes) and the opportunity for paid work as part of the project. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Neil Wilson (Neil.Wilson@warwick.ac.uk) for further information. Further details are available here.

Mon 24 Jun 2019, 22:50 | Tags: Condensed matter (funded) MSc by Research

Quantum materials under extreme conditions

Supervisor: Dr. Paul Goddardlogo2.gif
Group: Superconductivity & Magnetism
Project details: pdf
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months).
Start date: October 2019. Application deadline: ongoing

Sat 01 Jun 2019, 13:00 | Tags: PhD 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 2019 entry.

New projects available: There are three PhD fully funded projects currently available. These projects provide full funding for stipend and fees for four years, and all include a generous research training support grant. All three projects are part funded by industry and have the possibility of an extended internship/placement in company/partner university research laboratories.

Project details:

Structural and Spectroscopic Imaging with Advanced Electron Microscopies

Diamond Magnetometry in Cars and Aircraft

Platform Development for Diamond Quantum and Photonic Technologies

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 14 May 2019, 20:11 | Tags: PhD Condensed matter (funded)

Hidden and conspicuous magnetic order in hyper-kagome magnets

Supervisor: Dr. Oleg Petrenkologo2.gif
Group: Superconductivity & Magnetism
Project details: pdf
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months).
Start date: October 2019. Application deadline: ongoing

Sun 17 Mar 2019, 22:00 | Tags: PhD Condensed matter (funded)

Selective epitaxial growth of Silicon Carbide thin film materials

logo2.gifSupervisors: Dr Maksym Myronov
Group: NanoSilicon
Project details: web
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months)
Start date: October 2019.
Application deadline: ongoing

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

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

logo2.gifSupervisors: John Hanna
Group: NMR
Project details: web
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months)
Start date: October 2019.
Application deadline: ongoing

Wed 13 Mar 2019, 14:00 | Tags: Condensed matter, PhD, Filled

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 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.

Sun 10 Feb 2019, 07:00 | Tags: Condensed matter, CFSA, PhD, Theoretical and computational, Filled

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

logo2.gifSupervisors: 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

Fri 08 Feb 2019, 09:00 | Tags: PhD Condensed matter (funded)

Improving 1 and 2-qubit gate fidelities for laser-written nitrogen vacancy centres in diamond

logo2.gifSupervisors: Dr Gavin Morley and Dr Ben Green
Group: EPR
Project details: pdf
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months)
Start date: October 2019.
Application deadline: ongoing

Thu 07 Feb 2019, 10:25 | Tags: Condensed matter, PhD, Filled

Band structure at the nanoscale in operating 2D field effect devices

Supervisor: Dr. Neil Wilson (Warwick) and Dr Cephise Cacho (Diamond Light Source)logo2.gif
Group: Microscopy
Project description: [pdf]
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months) with enhanced stipend.
Start date: October 2019. Application deadline: 15 February 2019

Fri 11 Jan 2019, 20:10 | Tags: Condensed matter, PhD, Filled

Biophysics of light-induced motility in microalgae

Supervisor: Dr. Marco Polinlogo2.giflogo1.gif
Group: Soft Matter & Biophysics
Project details: pdf
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months)
Start date: October 2019. Application deadline: ongoing


Experimental Studies of Unconventional Superconductors

Supervisor: Dr. Martin Leeslogo2.gif
Group: Superconductivity & Magnetism
Project details: pdf
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months)
Start date: October 2019. Application deadline: ongoing

Fri 07 Dec 2018, 08:54 | Tags: Condensed matter, PhD, Filled

In-situ manipulation of ferroelectric structures at the atomic level

Supervisor: Prof. Ana Sanchez-Fuenteslogo2.gif
Group: Microscopy
Project details: pdf
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months)
Start date: October 2019. Application deadline: ongoing

Wed 28 Nov 2018, 06:34 | Tags: Condensed matter, PhD, Filled

Crystallography and Functional Evolution of Atomically Thin Confined Nanowires

Supervisors: Dr. Jeremy Sloan & Dr. James Lloyd-Hugheslogo2.gif
Groups: Microscopy & Ultrafast & Terahertz Photonics
Project details: pdf
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months)
Start date: October 2019. Application deadline: ongoing

Wed 28 Nov 2018, 06:00 | Tags: Condensed matter, PhD, Filled

Nanoscale Imaging of 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 2019. Application deadline: ongoing

Wed 28 Nov 2018, 05:00 | Tags: Condensed matter, PhD, Filled

Cooling a levitating nanodiamond containing a spin qubit

logo2.gifSupervisor: Dr Gavin Morley
Group: EPR
Project details: pdf
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months)
Start date: October 2019. Application deadline: 15 February 2019

Tue 27 Nov 2018, 11:00 | Tags: Condensed matter, PhD, Filled

A new generation of single photon emitters: Localised quantum states in van der Waal heterostructures

Supervisor: Dr. Matthew Broomelogo2.gif
Group: Exotic Quantum Devices
Project details: pdf
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months) for UK or EU students.
Start date: October 2019. Application deadline: 15 February 2019

Tue 27 Nov 2018, 08:00 | Tags: Condensed matter, PhD, Filled