Back to search results

PhD Studentship in Physics – Computing with Electromagnetic Waves

Newcastle University - School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: From £18,622 100% home fees covered, and a minimum tax-free annual living allowance (2023-24 UKRI rate).
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 19th October 2023
Closes: 15th February 2024
Reference: msp076

Award Summary

100% home fees covered, and a minimum tax-free annual living allowance of £18,622 (2023-24 UKRI rate).  

Overview

The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics invites applications for a PhD position in Physics, under the supervision of Dr Victor Pacheco-Peña  

Electromagnetic waves and light-matter interaction can be manipulated by spatially engineering geometries of different materials where the waves travel. This PhD project seeks to develop new paradigms for computing using electromagnetic waves. The project involves the theoretical, numerical, and experimental studies of photonic structures able to emulate basic graphical modelling primitives (such as those in Petri Nets). This PhD project aims to open new research avenues for future high-speed computing systems using light. 

We are looking for an outstanding student to do research in theoretical physics for the control of light-matter interactions using microwave and photonic structures including arbitrary manipulation of waves using metamaterials and metasurfaces. Postgraduate students at Newcastle University can also take part in a range of paid teaching activities, with training provided.  

This PhD studentship is part of a recently awarded project from The Leverhulme Trust. The project will merge multiple expertise from Physics, Materials Science, Computing Science, Metamaterials, Photonics and Engineering. The successful candidate will join the Metamaterials and Plasmonics group as part of the Emerging Technologies and Materials group within the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics at Newcastle University.

Number Of Awards: 1

Start Date: 29 July 2024 or before at mutual consent. 

Award Duration: 42 months. 

Application Closing Date: 15 February 2024 

Sponsor: The Leverhulme Trust 

Supervisors

Dr Victor Pacheco-Peña (Lead)  

Professor Alex Yakovlev  

Dr Toby Hallam  

Dr Rishad Shafik  

Eligibility Criteria

You must have, or expect to gain, a minimum 2:1 Honours degree or international equivalent in a subject relevant to the proposed PhD project (Physics, Statistics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering or closely related disciplines)   

Applicants whose first language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills.   

The studentship covers fees at the Home rate (UK and EU applicants with pre-settled/settled status and meet the residency criteria). International applicants are welcome to apply but will be required to cover the difference between Home and International fees.  

International applicants may require an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate prior to obtaining their visa and to study on this programme.  

How To Apply

You must apply through the University’s Apply to Newcastle Portal  

Once registered select ‘Create a Postgraduate Application’.   

Use ‘Course Search’ to identify your programme of study:   

  • Please apply for the 2023 academic year for July 2024 start 
  • Search for the ‘Course Title’ using the programme code: 8821F 
  • Please leave the ‘Research Area' field blank
  • Select PhD Physics (full time)- (Theoretical) as the programme of study  

You will then need to provide the following information in the ‘Further Details’ section:   

  • A ‘Personal Statement’ (this is a mandatory field) - upload a document or write a statement directly in to the application form   
  • The studentship code MSP076 in the ‘Studentship/Partnership Reference’ field   
  • When prompted regarding your research proposal - select ‘Write Proposal’. You should then type in the title of the research project from this advert. You do not need to upload a research proposal.

Contact Details

Dr Victor Pacheco-Peña  

victor.pacheco-pena@newcastle.ac.uk 

We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:

Subject Area(s):

Location(s):

PhD tools
 

PhD Alert Created

Job Alert Created

Your PhD alert has been successfully created for this search.

Your job alert has been successfully created for this search.

Ok Ok

PhD Alert Created

Job Alert Created

Your PhD alert has been successfully created for this search.

Your job alert has been successfully created for this search.

Manage your job alerts Manage your job alerts

Account Verification Missing

In order to create multiple job alerts, you must first verify your email address to complete your account creation

Request verification email Request verification email

jobs.ac.uk Account Required

In order to create multiple alerts, you must create a jobs.ac.uk jobseeker account

Create Account Create Account

Alert Creation Failed

Unfortunately, your account is currently blocked. Please login to unblock your account.

Email Address Blocked

We received a delivery failure message when attempting to send you an email and therefore your email address has been blocked. You will not receive job alerts until your email address is unblocked. To do so, please choose from one of the two options below.

Max Alerts Reached

A maximum of 5 Job Alerts can be created against your account. Please remove an existing alert in order to create this new Job Alert

Manage your job alerts Manage your job alerts

Creation Failed

Unfortunately, your alert was not created at this time. Please try again.

Ok Ok

Create PhD Alert

Create Job Alert

When you create this PhD alert we will email you a selection of PhDs matching your criteria.When you create this job alert we will email you a selection of jobs matching your criteria. Our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy apply to this service. Any personal data you provide in setting up this alert is processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice

Create PhD Alert

Create Job Alert

When you create this PhD alert we will email you a selection of PhDs matching your criteria.When you create this job alert we will email you a selection of jobs matching your criteria. Our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy apply to this service. Any personal data you provide in setting up this alert is processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice

 
 
 
More PhDs from Newcastle University

Show all PhDs for this organisation …

More PhDs like this
Join in and follow us

Browser Upgrade Recommended

jobs.ac.uk has been optimised for the latest browsers.

For the best user experience, we recommend viewing jobs.ac.uk on one of the following:

Google Chrome Firefox Microsoft Edge