|Newcastle upon Tyne
|UK Students, EU Students, International Students
|From £18,622 100% home fees covered, and a minimum tax-free annual living allowance (2023-24 UKRI rate).
|19th October 2023
|15th February 2024
100% home fees covered, and a minimum tax-free annual living allowance of £18,622 (2023-24 UKRI rate).
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
Dr Victor Pacheco-Peña (Lead)
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:
You will then need to provide the following information in the ‘Further Details’ section:
Type / Role: