To be considered for the project, candidates should:
- Possess a first or Upper second class BEng (honours) degree, MEng or MSc degree in electrical engineering, physics or a relevant engineering discipline
- Have an interest in experimental research
- Be able to demonstrate enthusiasm, resourcefulness and a mature approach to learning
Applications are invited for postgraduate research leading to a PhD in the High Voltage Technologies (HVT) Research Group within the Institute for Energy & Environment.
This project will involve the design and development of novel, gas-filled, plasma closing switches for pulsed power applications. Plasma closing switches (spark gaps) find many applications in the field of pulsed power and are capable of operating at high voltages (>1 MV), high currents (1 MA), and can breakdown in the nanosecond and sub-nanosecond regimes. Demand for systems requiring these switching capabilities is driven by the needs of commercial and military applications (pulsed-laser drivers, high-power microwave generators, UWB radar).
The project is open to self-funded Home, EU, Rest of UK & International students.
Your academic point of contact will be Dr Igor Timoshkin of the High Voltage Technologies research group based within the Institute for Energy & Environment, in the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering.
How to apply
Interested candidates should email a full CV and covering letter, quoting the name of the project, to Ms Maureen Cooper.
The application deadline is 31 August 2017.
The project commences on 1 October 2017, but an earlier start is possible.
If you wish to discuss any details of the project informally, please email Dr Igor Timoshkin or t: + 44 (0)141 548 2071.