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EPSRC DTP PhD Studentship in Mathematical Analysis

University of Reading

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Reading
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: Tuition fees plus RCUK stipend
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 7th January 2019
Closes: 15th February 2019
Reference: GS19-021

Project title:  Operator and spectral theory of plasmon resonances for structures with corners and edges

Department/School: Department of Mathematics and Statistics / School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences

Supervisors:  Karl-Mikael Perfekt and Michael Levitin

Project Overview:  This is a fully funded PhD studentship in analysis. The project sets out to study surface plasmon resonances in constellations of nanoparticles. To analyse the problem, we will use a formulation in terms of integral operators. We will investigate how the underlying geometry influences the spectrum and other properties of systems of such operators.


  • Applicants should hold or expect to gain a minimum of a 2:1 Bachelor Degree or equivalent in mathematics.
  • Due to restrictions on the funding this studentship is open only to UK/EU students. EU applicants only qualify for the stipend if they have been resident in the UK for the 3 years leading up to the start of the studentship.

Funding Details:   

  • Starts September 2019
  • 3-year PhD program covering fees, stipend, and £1,000 per annum for conference travel.
  • Tuition fees plus RCUK stipend

How to apply:   

To apply for this studentship please submit an application for a PhD in Mathematics at

Please enclose transcripts, the contact details of two references, and a brief cover letter (1 page).

*Important notes*

  • 1) Please quote the reference ‘GS19-021’ in the ‘Scholarships applied for’ box which appears within the Funding Section of your on-line application.
  • 2) When you are prompted to upload a research proposal, please omit this step.

Application Deadline:  15th February 2019

Further Enquiries:  

Please note that, where a candidate is successful in being awarded funding, this will be confirmed via a formal studentship award letter; this will be provided separately from any Offer of Admission and will be subject to standard checks for eligibility and other criteria. 

For further details please contact Karl-Mikael Perfekt (,

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