Fully funded PhD in Graphene Technology at Cambridge University CDT

University of Cambridge - Cambridge Graphene Centre

Location: Cambridge Graphene Centre, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, UK

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Graphene Technology, based in the Cambridge Graphene Centre (www.graphene.cam.ac.uk) at the University of Cambridge invites applications for full-time 4-year studentships (MRes+PhD) starting in October 2017. The Centre's research and training activities focus on Cambridge's internationally recognised strength in graphene and other 2D materials. The centre has a strong collaboration with industrial and academic partners across various disciplines (Engineering, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology).

The structure of the programme is a one-year MRes course followed by a 3-year PhD study. The first year will form the scientific and technical expertise of the students in science and technology of graphene and related materials, ranging from basic physics, chemistry and nanotechnology to applications in the areas of electronics, photonics, communications, energy, bio-medicine and composites. This will be done by a combination of taught modules, workshops and short projects. Coupled with these, business and entrepreneurship skills, public outreach and tailored professional development significantly extend the training. The students will have a clear view of various research areas and be equipped with the necessary skills and experimental techniques in Graphene Technology before selecting their PhDs at the end of the year, enabling them to use their next 3 years efficiently, rapidly achieving high impact research and independence.

Full EPSRC funding is available for UK students and European students who have studied in the UK for 3 years. Students are normally expected to have a 2.1 or 1st class honours degree from a UK University or an equivalent standard from an overseas university. Eligible UK and EU students with these or equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply. A limited number of EU funded studentships are available for those who have not studied in the UK for 3 years. Non-EU applicants are not eligible to apply for funding from the Graphene Technology CDT, but can still join the programme if recipient of external scholarships (such as CSC or commonwealth scholarships) covering the full costs.

Potential applicants must complete the on-line application form accessible through the Centre website by the 16 Dec 2016. Further information on the application process can be found at http://www.doctoral.graphene.cam.ac.uk/how-to-apply.

Centre website: www.doctoral.graphene.cam.ac.uk

Enquires: doctoral@graphene.cam.ac.uk

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