PhD Studentships in Antennas, Nano-Electromagnetics and Smart Materials

Queen Mary University of London - School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Applications are invited for five fully-funded PhD studentships within the Antennas and Electromagnetics Group at Queen Mary University of London, in the emerging field of Antennas, Nano-Electromagnetics and Advanced Materials. The funding is partially supported by IET AF Harvey Research Prize recently awarded to Professor Yang Hao.

All nationalities are eligible to apply for this studentship, which will start in January 2017.

The studentship is for three years, and covers student fees as well as a tax-free stipend of £16,296 per annum. 

Candidates must have a 2:1 degree or equivalent, and/or a good MSc Degree in Electronic Engineering, Physics, Material Science or a related discipline.

The ideal candidate should be creative and motivated in the studying of future antenna technology and advanced materials. Knowledge of fundamental electromagnetics, microwave and THz engineering and nano-technologies are desirable and will be an advantage.

We also look for candidates who are interested in subject areas related to big data science, synthetic biology and artificial intelligence. In addition, applicants will have at least good knowledge of the common programming languages such as C/C++, Python, Jave, Matlab. Analytical and good communication skills are also welcome.

The PhD supervisor will be Professor Yang Hao. The project will be based in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), and the student will join a group of 51 full-time PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and academics in the Antennas and Electromagnetics Group (, a world-leading multidisciplinary research group in the field of computational electromagnetics, microwave metamaterials, transformation electromagnetics, antennas and radio propagation for body centric wireless networks, active antennas for millimeter/sub-millimeter applications and photonic integrated antennas, graphene and nanomicrowave. Informal enquiries about the studentship can be made by email to prof. Hao ( 

To apply, please follow the on-line process at (; click on the list of Research Degree Subjects, select ‘Electronic Engineering’ in the ‘A-Z list of research opportunities’, and follow the instructions on the right-hand side of the web page. 

Please note that instead of the ‘Research Proposal’ we request a ‘Statement of Research Interests’. Your statement should answer two questions: (i) Why are you interested in the topic described above? (ii) What relevant experience do you have?

Your statement should be brief: no more than 500 words or one side of A4 paper.

In addition we would also like you to send a sample of your written work (e.g. excerpt of final year dissertation or published academic paper). More details can be found at:

Interviews are expected to take place the week of 09/01/2017.

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