Postgraduate research & PhD opportunities

Physics

Take a look at our postgraduate research and PhD opportunities we have on offer at the University of Strathclyde.

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Studies of the interaction of intense laser pulses with plasma as ultra-compact accelerators, plasma-based laser amplifiers, and coherent and incoherent attosecond x-ray sources


Opens:1 January 2017

PhDs are available in an exciting and challenging research area, with a vibrant group of experimentalists and theoreticians developing and applying ultra-compact accelerators and x-ray sources based on laser-plasma interactions.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK

Subject

Physics

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Microscopic mapping and spectroscopy of III-nitride semiconductors and devices


Opens:1 August 2017

This project involves different microscopic techniques to investigate semiconductor heterostructures and light-emitting diode devices, performed on our suite of scanning electron microscopes, providing information on material properties at length scales ranging from nanometres to centimetres.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Physics

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Multiscale neural imaging - from synapse to whole organism


Opens:12 February 2018

Advances in microscopy allow imaging on scales ranging from single molecules to whole organism. This project involves developing a microscope that will allow images of whole invertebrates (likely C. Elegans nematode worms) be correlated with nanoscopic (super-reolution) images of sub-cellular regions within them.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK

Subject

Physics

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

Quantum properties of integrated frequency combs for applications in computing, communications and sensing


Deadline:30 July 2021 Opens:18 November 2020

This experimental project will investigate the quantum properties of the frequency combs generated via parametric processes in integrated platforms (waveguides and microresonators). The student will work on the generation, characterisation and applications of highly entangled cluster states.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), Rest of UK, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Physics

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

Theory and simulations of frequency combs in micro-ring resonators


Opens:1 April 2020

Modelling of laser light propagating in micro-ring resonators in collaboration with experiments performed at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen (Germany). Applications of these devices are in atomic clocks, quantum technologies, telecommunication, GPS and integrated photonic circuits.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Physics

Mode of Study

Full Time, Part Time

Funding

International fee, Home fee, Equipment costs, Travel costs, Stipend

Future Free Electron Laser light sources


Opens:6 April 2020

Free-Electron Lasers (FELs) use electron beams produced by particle accelerators to generate intense electromagnetic radiation from microwaves into the hard X-ray, which is of particular interest to a wide range of users. This project will look at developing new types of FEL output further enhancing their applications.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Physics

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Photoconduction of wide bandgap semiconductor materials and devices


Opens:11 November 2020

Wide bandgap semiconductors are vital materials for applications in ultraviolet optoelectronic devices. The project will investigate the photoconduction properties of several wide bandgap semiconductors, with a particular focus on corundum phase alpha Gallium Oxide (α-Ga2O3).

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Physics

Mode of Study

Full Time, Part Time

Funding

Quantum Enhanced Imaging with Micro-LED Ultrafast Electronic Visual Display Technology


Deadline:30 July 2021 Opens:9 December 2020

Micro-LED technology offers high-resolution displays with an unprecedented nanosecond time response. In this project, we will develop sophisticated pattern-projection systems based on custom micro-LED displays and explore their applications in quantum-enhanced imaging using single-photon detection.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), Rest of UK, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Physics

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

Photonic Technologies for Ultrafast Neuromorphic Information Processing


Deadline:30 July 2021 Opens:30 November 2020

This PhD project will develop neuromorphic (brain-like) photonic systems built from semiconductor lasers and other advanced optical components, capable of performing complex data processing tasks at ultrafast speeds, for use in Artificial Intelligence functionalities (e.g. image processing, pattern recognition).

Fee status

Home (Scottish), Rest of UK, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Physics

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

Industrial CASE PhD Studentship in Quantum devices based on silicon carbide transistors


Opens:21 January 2021

The development of quantum electronics in silicon carbide will be the main focus of this project. Through a balanced mix of academic and industrial research activities, the student will design, manufacture and test novel electronics relevant to the nascent fields of quantum computing and quantum sensing.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), Rest of UK

Subject

Physics

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Travel costs, Stipend