University of Edinburgh Featured PhD Programmes
University of Oxford Featured PhD Programmes
University of Leeds Featured PhD Programmes
Imperial College London Featured PhD Programmes
University of Leeds Featured PhD Programmes
10 miles

Optical Physics PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 188 Optical Physics PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

  • Optical Physics×
  • clear all
Order by 
Showing 1 to 30 of 188
  Fast, reliable and secure wireless IoT chaos-based communication
  Dr M S Baptista
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

This PhD project tackles scientific issues aimed at creating and laying the mathematical foundations of an innovative Wireless IoT Communication System…
  Application of digital holography for underwater measurements
  Dr T Thevar, Dr S S Aphale
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

Underwater digital holography is a powerful technique to study marine organisms and marine pollution (e.g. micro-plastics), marine evolution, etc.
  Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy for subsea applications
  Dr T Thevar, Dr K Nakkeeran
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) is a widely used technique to obtain the elemental constituents of a sample. The process uses a short pulse of focused laser light to evaporate a minute volume of a target substance by highly localized heating to temperatures greater than 5000 K.
  Optical Fibre Lasers
  Dr K Nakkeeran, Dr S S Aphale
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

Optical fibre lasers are widely used in many fields. In the recent past lots of research going on in optical fibre lasers for various applications.
  Optical Fibre Sensors
  Dr K Nakkeeran, Dr S S Aphale
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

Optical fibre sensors are widely used in many fields. In the recent past lots of research going on in optical fibre sensors related to Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) and Photonic Crystal Fibres (PCF).
  Development of a new optical sensor and spectrometer that combines RF photonics, photovoltaic cells and optical detectors
  Research Group: Electrooptics Group
  Prof S Sternklar
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

In this project, we are developing a new technology for highly sensitive and robust optical sensing. The technology is a unique synergy of the physics of optical detectors, PV cells and RF photonic processing.
  Ellipsometric dual comb LIDAR (ELIDAR)
  Dr S Sergeyev
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

The Dual-Comb Spectroscopy (DCS) technique explores two laser pulse trains with slightly different repetition rates toenable detection of the beating (interferogram) between the signal reflected from the moving target (Doppler LIDAR) and reference comb by a single detector.
  Quantum Optics of Giant Rydberg Excitons in Cuprous Oxide
  Research Group: Condensed Matter and Photonics
  Prof W W Langbein, Dr S Lynch
Application Deadline: 13 December 2019

Funding Type

PhD Type

Cuprous oxide (Cu2O) is one the oldest, and yet least well-known, semiconductor material. It has a slightly larger band gap than silicon, which means that the single crystal form of the material is slightly transparent in the visible part of the spectrum.
  Improving the sensitivity of gravitational-wave detectors
  Research Group: Gravitational Physics
  Dr K Dooley, Prof H Grote
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

Funding Type

PhD Type

Since the start of their first observing runs in fall 2015, Advanced LIGO and Virgo have made direct detections of gravitational waves created by the collisions of black holes and of neutron stars, thus bringing to life a new instrument for astronomy.
  Polarimetric Bistatic Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery for Complex Scatterers
  Dr D Andre, Dr A Balleri
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

Funding Type

PhD Type

Radar techniques have previously been developed for monitoring and surveillance of building interiors, but these are applicable only when in close proximity.
  Defining novel regulators of cancer cell invasion
  Prof M Parsons, Prof J Marshall
Application Deadline: 29 November 2019

Funding Type

PhD Type

The cytoskeleton of cells is known to be essential to the behaviour of cancer cells and their ability to invade throughout the body.
  Internal Reflection Infrared Spectroscopy of Multiphase Mixtures
  Prof C Bain
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

Funding Type

PhD Type

This project addresses the quantitative analysis of attenuated internal reflection infrared spectra (ATR-IR) of multiphase mixtures, such as emulsions and suspensions.
  Autonomous wireless optical energy harvesting systems for smart homes and indoor applications
  Dr S Mohamed, Dr S Sinanovic, Dr R Ramirez Iniguez
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

SEBE-19-002. Smart homes and buildings are becoming more popular and widely deployed. One main attractive feature in them is their ability to save energy and reduce carbon footprint via energy harvesting and powering devices autonomously.
  Understanding disease mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease
  Dr X Shu, Dr G Hunter
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

Project reference number. SHLS19028. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia and is a growing global health concern in the world.
  Using novel technologies to improve visual performance in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  Dr S Jeon, Dr L Sweeney, Prof N Strang
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

Project reference number. SHLS19029. The prevalence of age related macular degeneration (ARMD) is increasing in the UK; leading to large numbers of older people having difficulty with tasks such as reading and recognising faces.
  Fully-funded PhD positions in several natural sciences & engineering disciplines

Funding Type

PhD Type

Join an internationally renowned scientific community with the Hector FellowPhD program. PhD students benefit not only from the experience of the program, but also from the network of Hector Fellows.
  3D laser beam shaping
  Dr R Carter, Dr J D Shephard
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

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.
  3D printing of micro-scale graded shape memory components for in-vivo actuated medical devices
  Prof D P Hand
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

Micro-robots for medicine require highly controlled actuation at a micro-scale to provide controlled motion, testing of tissue compliance, biopsy, etc, and this is a prospect offered by functionally-graded shape memory alloys (SMAs).
  Additive manufacturing (3D printing) of metals - Industrial CASE PhD Studentship
  Prof A J Moore
Application Deadline: 20 December 2019

Funding Type

PhD Type

Applications are invited for a fully-funded EPSRC industrial CASE PhD studentship starting in September 2020. It is suitable for well-qualified students who have (or expect to obtain) a first class degree in engineering, physics or other relevant subject.
  Aerial and satellite based quantum communications
  Dr R Donaldson
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

Funding Type

PhD Type

Quantum communications offers a realistic possibility to share encryption keys that are future proof against advances in hacking algorithms and secure against eavesdropping attacks.
  Astrophotonic technologies for exoplanet hunting
  Prof R Thomson
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

Photonic technologies facilitate the manipulation of light in ways that are simply not possible using traditional optical technologies e.g.
  Compact high energy lasers for deep-tissue microscopy
  Dr R A McCracken
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

Deep-tissue multiphoton microscopy has the potential to provide rapid advances in neurology and cancer research, but access to this technology is limited by the high cost of the laser source.
  Designer two-dimensional heterostructures for quantum photonics
  Dr B D Gerardot
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

Two-dimensional semiconductors, which can be easily combined to create entirely new materials, offer completely unique opportunities to design the electronic and optical properties of individual particles at the quantum level.
  Doctor of Engineering (Eng D): Process optimisation strategies for multiple COSI techniques
  Prof D Reid, Dr C Clemente, Prof S Marshall
Application Deadline: 30 January 2020

Funding Type

PhD Type

MBDA is expanding its research into Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging (COSI). One area of interest is Structured Imaging using, for example, Ladar (Laser Detecting and Ranging) to map a scene in real-time.
  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: 30 January 2020

Funding Type

PhD Type

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) - Ultrafast laser inscription of components for quantum technologies
  Prof A Kar, Prof D Reid
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

The Ultrafast Laser Inscription technique exploits the high fields present at the focus of an ultrafast pulse train to modify transparent materials.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD) Fiber optic components and sub-systems for communication and sensing in harsh environments (Gooch & Housego) - University of Strathclyde
  Prof D Reid, Prof C Michie, Dr W Johnstone
Application Deadline: 14 November 2019

Funding Type

PhD Type

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) Short pulse lasers for machining composite materials (Luxinar)
  Prof D Reid, Prof D Esser
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

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): Computational Techniques for the Flat Imager
  Prof D Reid
Application Deadline: 30 January 2020

Funding Type

PhD Type

MBDA has patented a novel infrared (IR) imaging device known within the company as the Flat Imager. The Flat Imager is similar in design to a TOMBO* imaging system, in so far as the device will capture multiple similar images of a scene.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD): Advanced holography for augmented reality head-up displays (Ceres Holographics Ltd.) - University of Dundee
  Prof D Reid, Dr T Vettenburg
Application Deadline: 30 January 2020

Funding Type

PhD Type

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.
Show 10 15 30 per page


FindAPhD. Copyright 2005-2019
All rights reserved.