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  Engineering laser beams for novel interaction with materials and enhanced application functionality
  Prof G Dearden, Dr S Edwardson
Application Deadline: 1 August 2020

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The project will investigate optical techniques for modulating and manipulating light from solid-state pulsed lasers operating in the nanosecond, picosecond and femtosecond regime, and applying these to explore novel mechanisms of interaction with engineering materials.
  Time-domain characterization of Terahertz surface scattering and inhomogeneous media for communication and remote sensing
  Dr M Navarro-Cia, Dr C Constantinou
Application Deadline: 3 April 2020

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The frequency range between 0.1 and 3 THz holds promise for a myriad of applications such as high-speed communication and remote sensing.
  Ultra compact optical sensors for on-machine measurements
  Dr P Kinnell
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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PhD Type

In advanced manufacturing sensor data must be used to achieve the increasingly tight tolerance requirements required for the latest products.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD) - Optical sensors for monitoring and control of ultra-short pulsed laser manufacturing processes (MTC)
  Prof D Reid, Prof D P Hand
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Project not available to non UK/EU applicants. The EngD is an alternative to a traditional PhD aimed at students wanting a career in industry.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD): Active 2-dimensional optical meta-surfaces (STMicroelectronics (R&D) Ltd)
  Prof D Reid, Dr X Chen
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Project Description. The market for high contrast diffractive gratings is growing rapidly as active sensing of 3D scenes becomes a dominant feature in modern consumer electronics.
  Glass Surface Interactions in Hollow Core Fibres
  Research Group: Photonic Systems Circuits & Sensors
  Dr N Wheeler
Applications accepted all year round

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Supervisor. Dr Natalie Wheeler. Co-supervisor Dr Yong Chen. Project description. We are looking for a new PhD student with a background in chemistry, materials science and/ or physics to join us to study the surface chemistry of thin glass membranes in hollow core fibres (HCFs).
  Engineering electronic states in twisted van der Waals heterostructures
  Prof S J Bending, Dr E Da Como
Application Deadline: 9 February 2020

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The University of Bath is inviting applications for the following PhD project supervised by Prof Simon Bending (https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/simon-bending) and Dr Enrico Da Como (https://people.bath.ac.uk/edc25/) in the Department of Physics.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD) Intelligent and directed laser-based spectroscopy(Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd)
  Prof D Reid, Prof S Marshall
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Laser-based spectroscopic techniques - encompassing LIBS, Raman and deep-infrared absorption spectroscopy – offer unprecedented performance for molecular and elemental diagnostics.
  Anti-reflecting and Anti-soiling coatings for solar panel cover glass
  Prof M Walls, Dr P Isherwood
Applications accepted all year round

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The provision of clean, sustainable energy is one of the greatest challenges facing modern society and solar photovoltaics (PV) provide the best opportunity for rapidly expanding renewable energy.
  Development of next generation thin film solar cells
  Prof M Walls, Dr J Bowers
Applications accepted all year round

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The provision of clean, sustainable energy is one of the greatest challenges facing modern society and solar photovoltaics (PV) provide the best opportunity for rapidly expanding renewable energy.
  Next-generation femtosecond fibre-laser CPA sources and their applications
  Prof D Richardson
Application Deadline: 7 March 2020

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Supervisor. Professor David Richardson. Co-supervisor. Dr Johnathon Price. Project description.
  Design and Fabrication of an In-line Hemolysis Sensor For the Quality Control of Clinical Blood Samples (EPS2020/09)
  Dr M Kersaudy-Kerhoas
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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PhD Type

In this project, the candidate will develop an in-line hemolysis sensor for non-contact measurement into microfluidic cartridges.
  Machine learning to locate defects in ultrasonic inspection images
  Prof T Cootes, Dr M Fergie
Applications accepted all year round

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It is important that manufactured components are inspected to identify defects which may cause early failure, particularly in safety critical systems.
  3D laser beam shaping
  Dr R Carter, Dr J D Shephard
Applications accepted all year round

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Combining 2D beam shaping elements (including refractive and diffractive elements) with bespoke focussing optics to shape a laser beam though the entire focal volume rather than in a single focal plane.
  High sensitivity micro/nano optical fibre biosensor for bacterial detection (Advert reference: RDF20/EE/MPEE/WU)
  Dr Q Wu
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Earlier diagnostic/detection for diseases (cancer, chronic or foodborne) enables doctors making rapid clinical decision, which considerably enhance the success of treatment and medical intervention and ultimately benefits to human health.
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