|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Funding amount:||From £20,000 For UK students, Tuition Fees and a stipend, tax-free, per annum for up to 3.5 years|
|Placed On:||20th December 2022|
|Closes:||20th March 2023|
Project title: Deep UV QPM materials
Supervisory Team: Prof. Peter G R Smith and Prof. Corin Gawith
Our team specialises in the development and manufacturing of novel optoelectronic devices for applications in quantum technology, integrated optical sensors and laser optics.
Using state-of-the-art physical machining techniques, high voltage, lasers, and optics, our research aims to develop nonlinear optical waveguides for use in quantum science, ultrashort pulse physics, bio-detection, lithography and material processing. Building on world-record results for periodically-poled lithium niobate (PPLN) waveguides, and several products released via our spin-out company Covesion Ltd, this project combines novel fabrication approaches with well-developed commercial materials to expand the field of engineered nonlinear optics deep into the ultra-violet.
The PhD programme
Our world-leading research centre is a hive of activity with over 300 staff and students working on cutting-edge research to provide innovative solutions for real-life problems in manufacturing, communication technology, defence, health care, renewable energy and the environment.
We are looking for the photonics pioneers of the future to join our vibrant research team and work alongside our world-class researchers to make history. Our physics and materials science PhD programme offers a solid start to any career in optics and photonics, whether you are planning to stay in academia or work in industry.
Applications would be welcome from candidates holding good degrees (1st class, 2:1 honours or MSc) in physics, materials science, mechanical or electronic engineering. Experimental skills are essential. In addition to the standard EPSRC PhD studentship, this position includes an annual allowance to enable attendance at international conferences. This post is open to UK and EU citizens only, due to standard EPSRC eligibility requirements.
If you wish to discuss any details of the project informally, please contact Prof Corin Gawith, Optical Engineering and Quantum Photonics Group, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A very good undergraduate degree (at least a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent).
Closing date: Applications are accepted throughout the year and several start dates throughout the year are possible. Applications for the typical Sept./Oct. 2023 start should be received no later than 31 August 2023.
Funding: For UK students, Tuition Fees and a stipend of £20,000 tax-free per annum for up to 3.5 years.
How To Apply
Apply online: PhD Application | Research | University of Southampton. Select programme type (Research), 2023/24, Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering, next page select “PhD ORC (Full time)”. In Section 2 of the application form you should insert the name of the supervisor Peter G R Smith
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