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Optical Physics (computational physics) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Attosecond physical phenomena in molecules irradiated with X-ray free-electron lasers
  Dr V Averbukh
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Theoretical/computational PhD studentship is available in the area of attosecond physics with free-electron X-ray lasers, in the group of Dr Vitali Averbukh within the Quantum Optics and Laser Science (QOLS) at the Department of Physics of Imperial College London.
  Design and properties of “photonic graphene” and other photonic analogues of 2D materials
  Dr P. Bianucci
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Graphene is a very interesting 2D material, with very interesting properties. Some of those properties come from the particular arrangement of its carbon atoms in a honeycomb lattice.
  Computational Light Microscopy
  Dr T Vettenburg
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

A PhD studentship is available at the Computational Microscopy Lab of the University of Dundee. The student will develop a novel light microscopy technique to image biological samples in 3D.
  Diamond Magnetometry in Cars and Aircraft
  Dr G Morley
Applications accepted all year round

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The sensing of weak magnetic fields has important applications in geo-surveying, navigation, and medicine. To measure them requires that we use the most sensitive detection techniques, however, to be commercially viable this must be done at an affordable cost.
  Quantum control of a spin in a levitated nanodiamond
  Dr G Morley
Applications accepted all year round

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Single nitrogen-vacancy (NV-) centres in diamond have isolated electronic and nuclear spins which can store quantum information at room temperature for over one second.
  PhD in Physics and Astronomy - Atomic spin polarisation in vector light fields - building a portable one-shot magnetometer
  Dr S Franke-Arnold
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The Optics Group at the University of Glasgow in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics would like to announce the opening of a 3.5 year PhD studentship commencing on 1st October 2019.
  Advanced microscopy for blood flow field mapping in the heart
  Dr J Taylor, Prof A Harvey
Applications accepted all year round

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A PhD studentship is available in the Imaging Concepts Group at Glasgow University, developing and applying advanced optical microscopy and computational imaging techniques to measure and study the blood flow and heart function in the developing zebrafish heart.
  Automation of THz imaging for Medical Diagnosis
  Dr E MacPherson
Applications accepted all year round

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Are you interested in applying physics to situations that could benefit medical diagnosis?. Terahertz (10^12 Hz, THz) pulsed imaging is a new technique with high resolution (about 20 μm) and has only emerged recently as a potential new clinical tool for medical imaging.
  Quantum Plasmonics: theory and simulations on the non-locality of nanoplasmonics
  Dr A Demetriadou
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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When light illuminates nano-sized metallic structures, the free electrons in the metal collectively oscillate, creating `plasmons’.
  Intense infrared pulses give defects in diamond a shakedown
  Dr J Lloyd-Hughes, Prof M E Newton, Dr V Stavros
Applications accepted all year round

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We have recently developed methods based on ultrafast infrared absorption spectroscopy that can be used to uncover the energetic structure of the vibrational modes of defect complexes in diamond.
  20 Funded PhD Positions in the IMPRS-CellDevoSys - Integrating Biology, Physics, Chemistry & Computer Science

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A 4-year PhD Program involving 3 renowned international institutes. the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, the Center for Systems Biology Dresden, and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems.
  20 Funded PhD Positions in the IMPRS-CellDevoSys - Integrating Biology, Physics, Chemistry & Computer Science

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A 4-year PhD Program involving 3 renowned international institutes. the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, the Center for Systems Biology Dresden, and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD): Computational Techniques for the Flat Imager
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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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.
  Rational Design of Stable Electrocatalysts on Corrosion Free Carbon Supports: Improving Fuel Cell Performance
  Prof J Macpherson, Prof M E Newton, Dr C Dancer
Applications accepted all year round

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Two of the main global challenges that humanity faces, climate change and the depletion of traditional fossil fuel energy resources, are intrinsically connected.
  Laser Driven Relativistic Particle Acceleration
  Prof S Jamison
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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PhD Type

We seek a PhD candidate to undertake computational and theoretical research on laser driven relativistic particle beam acceleration.
  Novel Camera Technology for Imaging of Cell Collectives - Start date: 1st October 2019
  Prof D Faccio
Applications accepted all year round

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The University of Glasgow (UofG) is home to world-leading research in the fields of imaging and computing science. UofG is also home to the UK Hub for Quantum Imaging Technologies, QuantIC (https://quantic.ac.uk/) who are co-funding this PhD research project in collaboration with a Horiba.
  Hybrid beam-driven plasma wakefield acceleration for highest brightness beams
  Prof B Hidding
Applications accepted all year round

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We are on a quest towards ultracompact electron accelerators and 5th generation light sources -- transformative ultrafast microscopes for the 21st century.
  Self-organized atomic phases via diffractive light coupling
  Dr G Robb, Prof T Ackemann, Prof G-L Oppo
Applications accepted all year round

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Recent years have seen huge progress in using well controlled cold atom systems to simulate complex quantum phases. Many schemes involve light-mediated coupling in cavities or free space.
  Doctor of Engineering (Eng D): Process optimisation strategies for multiple COSI techniques
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid, Dr C Clemente, Prof S Marshall
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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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.
  Ultrafast dynamics of isolated chromophores (BULLJU20SF)
  Dr J Bull
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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PhD Type

A motivated and enthusiastic student is sought for a PhD in Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics that will apply ultrafast lasers to understand excited dynamics in molecules of biological and technological importance.
  Theoretical investigation of biomolecules in quantum optomechanical setups
  Prof A Olaya-Castro
Application Deadline: 20 March 2020

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PhD Type

A 4-year PhD position is available from 1rst Sep 2020 (or sooner) to work under the supervision of Professor Alexandra Olaya-Castro in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University College London (UCL) in the United Kingdom.
  Deep learning for image colour transfer (GONGH2U20SF)
  Dr H Gong, Prof G Finlayson
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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PhD Type

Colours may vary from image to image. This may be caused by different capture conditions (e.g. illumination, camera), seasons, object reflectances, and post-processing.
  Time-Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy using Hollow-Core Photonic Crystal Fibres
  Dr D Townsend
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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PhD Type

Recent advances in hollow-core photonic crystal fibre technology now permit widely tuneable generation of femtosecond light pulses in the ultraviolet spectral region.
  Ultrafast Transient Absorption Spectroscopy of Photosensitizers in Photodynamic Therapy
  Dr D Townsend, Dr SJ Greaves
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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PhD Type

Femtosecond lasers with pulse durations comparable to the “ultrafast” timescales of molecular motion have become a powerful tool for studying the dynamics of energy redistribution following ultraviolet (UV) absorption in real time.
  Ultra-high resolution microendoscopy
  Prof R Thomson
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Microendoscopy is a remarkable imaging technique that exploits single optical fibres with thousands of light guiding cores to image structures in confined regions of the body with ~ micron level resolution.
  A 3-year PhD studentship in deep-learning assisted design of active hyperuniform materials
  Dr G Volpe
Application Deadline: 20 July 2020

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PhD Type

This position is fully funded by the UCL-A*STAR Collaborative Programme via the Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular Modelling and Materials Science (M3S CDT) at UCL.
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