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The University of Cambridge invites applications for a 4-year PhD program starting in October 2013 at its Nano Science & Technology Doctoral Training Centre (NanoDTC). The focus of this EPSRC doctoral training centre is on Assembly of Functional Nanomaterials and Nanodevices, working from Nano Science through Engineering to Applications, with a view to realising scalable nanomaterials and nanodevices.
The first year of the programme includes an extensive practical lab training in Nano tools and Nano techniques across a wide range of Nano disciplines, taught Nano courses across Physics, Engineering, Chemistry and Materials Science, together with short and medium term research projects in different research groups.
Towards the end of this first year students are well equipped to collaboratively develop their own PhD topic, with the supervisor they select. Approved interdisciplinary PhD topics are then pursued and completed in one of nearly a hundred Nano research groups around the University for a further three years, with second supervisors from another department.
An important component of the programme is exposure to innovation and business courses through the Judge Business School, and through programmed sessions with partner Nanotechnology companies. The cohort of around 10 PhD students a year in the NanoDTC will continue to interact closely together throughout the whole PhD programme, with funding provided for international conferences.
We invite applications from top-class independently-minded undergraduates expecting to graduate with a four year degree in a relevant science or engineering discipline. Applicants should have an interest in innovation, nanoscience and nanotechnology, and be motivated to work across traditional disciplinary boundaries.
Full funding is available for UK students. Funding for a limited number of EU students is also available.
More information about the Centre and how to apply:
Application Deadline: 2 December 2012