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  2D material enhanced nonlinear integrated photonics (EPS2020/19)
  Dr M Ferrera
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The project focuses on studying the nonlinear optical properties of numerous 2D materials and how to interface them with low-loss integrated photonics for the creation of novel ultra-fast all-optical devices.
  3D laser beam shaping
  Dr R Carter, Dr J D Shephard
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  A Scalable and Coherent Semiconductor Spin-Photon Interface (EPS2020/28)
  Dr B D Gerardot
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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PhD Type

Scalability is an outstanding challenge in semiconductor quantum technologies. This project aims to address this by realizing small nodes of coherent spin-photon interfaces.
  Additive manufacturing (3D printing) of metals
  Prof A J Moore
Application Deadline: 8 March 2020

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PhD Type

Applications are invited for a fully-funded 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.
  Astrophotonic technologies for exoplanet hunting
  Prof R Thomson
Applications accepted all year round

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Photonic technologies facilitate the manipulation of light in ways that are simply not possible using traditional optical technologies e.g.
  Data fusion approaches for high-speed imaging in highly scattering media
  Dr J Leach
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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This PhD project’s aim is to develop a low-power consumption, light-weight video imaging system that can measure in 3D continuously at speeds greater than 1000 frames per second.
  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.
  Developing new concepts and novel optical devices (EPS2020/25)
  Dr X Chen
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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PhD Type

The candidate will explore the novel optical properties of various nanostructures based on metals (e.g., gold and silver) and dielectrics (e.g., amorphous silicon, titanium dioxide).
  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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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 (Eng D): Ultra-High-Q Integrated Optical Microresonators for Frequency Comb Generation (NPL)
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid, Prof M Sorel
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Integrated photonics is a major emerging technological field with the potential for massive impact on the biomedical, security, defence, transportation, telecoms and other sectors.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD) - Optical sensors for monitoring and control of ultra-short pulsed laser manufacturing processes (MTC)
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid, Prof D P Hand
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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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 (Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd)
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof A Kar, Prof D Reid
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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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) Intelligent and directed laser-based spectroscopy(Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd)
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  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.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD) Short pulse lasers for machining composite materials (Luxinar)
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid, Prof D Esser
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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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
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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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): Active 2-dimensional optical meta-surfaces (STMicroelectronics (R&D) Ltd)
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid, Dr X Chen
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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PhD Type

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.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD): Advanced holography for augmented reality head-up displays (Ceres Holographics Ltd.) - University of Dundee
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid, Dr T Vettenburg
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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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): Answering Questions about Medical Images (Canon Medical Research Europe, Ltd)
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid, Dr F Deligianni, Dr J Dalton
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Visual Question Answering (VQA) [1] is the task of answering free-text questions about the content of images. For example, given an image of a room - ‘What colour is the chair standing in the corner?’ - answering this question requires joint understanding of vision, language, spatial reasoning, and common sense.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD): Multi-modality image registration (NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde)
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid, Prof S Marshall
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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PhD Type

Project Description. An EngD project involving Gabriel Reines March completed in September 2019. The purpose of this project is to continue the work in multi-modality image registration through to a validation stage.
  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): Photonic Sensors for Measuring Green House Gas Emissions in Dairy and Arable Production: Sustainable Precision Agriculture (University of Strathclyde and SRUC Barony Campus)
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid, Prof C Michie
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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The global population is predicted to reach 9 Billion by 2050. As a consequence, increasing competition for land resource against a backdrop of climate change agricultural practices are presenting farmers with a range of challenges to improve operational efficiency and reduce greenhouse emissions.
  Doctor or Engineering (EngD): Electro-optic devices for extreme LIDAR in highly dynamic environments
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid, Prof D P Hand
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Project Description. LIDAR / LADAR has become widespread in recent years, and uses pulse lasers to make time of flight measurements in order to build up a digital model of a scene.
  Dynamic wavefront engineering via epsilon-near-zero nonlinearities (EPS2020/20)
  Dr M Ferrera
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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PhD Type

By exploiting the remarkable nonlinearities of bulk and nanostructured thin films operating in their epsilon-near-zero frequency window, different device configuration will be explored for the efficient and ultra-fast manipulation of the optical wavefront.
  Flat Optics for System Integration (EPS2020/24)
  Dr X Chen
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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PhD Type

Flat optics has provided new opportunities for the development of ultrathin devices with unusual functionalities, which are ideal for device miniaturization and system integration.
  Free-space quantum communication technology
  Dr R Donaldson
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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Quantum communications offers a realistic possibility to share encryption keys that are future proof against advances in hacking algorithms and secure against eavesdropping attacks.
  Free-space quantum communication technology (EPS2020/26)
  Dr R Donaldson
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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PhD Type

The use of free-space optical links rather than optical-fibre for quantum communications offers a range of new applications. During this PhD, the student will investigate the use of satellites, aerial platforms, and static links for quantum communications.
  Frontiers of ultrafast laser fabrication
  Prof R Thomson
Applications accepted all year round

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Ultrafast lasers offer unprecedented fabrication capabilities in terms of precision and three-dimensional flexibility. These capabilities are opening up previously impossible capabilities, such as three-dimension nano-lithography in bulk crystals [1], and the creation of unique mode-selective fibre Bragg-gratings [2].
  High-dimensional measurement-device-independent quantum systems
  Dr J Leach
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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PhD Type

In recent years, device-independent systems have become of significant interest in quantum technology. A system that is device independent provides the highest level of security for quantum protocols.
  Next Generation Components for Quantum Communications (EPS2020/17)
  Prof G Buller
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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PhD Type

Research on next generation quantum technologies including novel quantum information protocols, amplification of exotic quantum states and quantum random number generation.
  Next generation nonlinear optics in gas-filled hollow-core fibres (EPS2020/15)
  Dr J Travers
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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PhD Type

Use advanced ultrafast nonlinear optics in gas-filled hollow-core fibres to create unique light sources for fundamental science, healthcare, advanced manufacturing and the semiconductor industry.
  Novel platforms for integrated quantum devices based on rare earth doped insulating materials
  Dr M Mazzera
Applications accepted all year round

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We offer a 3-year PhD position for a talented, proactive, and strongly motivated candidate who will contribute building a new setup with potential for ground breaking scientific research in the field of solid-state quantum memories for quantum communication applications.
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