The School of Engineering & Physical Sciences at Heriot-Watt University is now advertising fully funded Scholarships for 2020. There are a number of scholarships available which offer funding from between 3 and 3.5 years at an average stipend rate of £15,000 per year.
We are a world-class, research-led university with a drive to create and apply knowledge for economic and societal benefit.
The REF 2014 assessed Heriot-Watt top in Scotland and 9th university in the UK for research impact, with 82% of our research assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent.
Our pioneering research is driven by leaders in their field, our global pioneers in research and innovation who are crossing frontiers in addressing global challenges.
The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences was created in August 2002 and we currently have 400 postgraduate research students. The school embraces the disciplines of Chemistry, Physics, Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering & Bioscience.
Built on a strong foundation of core strengths in each of these areas, we have the expertise to tackle a wide range of challenging and important problems ranging from the truly fundamental to the fully applied and to provide high-level, specialised training to satisfy the needs of modern industry. The School enjoys an international reputation for its research and its close connection with the professional and industrial world of science, engineering and technology, reflecting the importance that the University attaches to the quality of its teaching, research and student support.
The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences is active in a wide range of research areas, supported by strong external funding. These provide many opportunities for your imagination to be stimulated, whether you are interested in fundamental questions or applying your knowledge to real-life problems.
All applicants must have or expect to have a 1st class MChem, MPhys, MEng, MSci or equivalent degree by Autumn 2020. Selection will be based on academic excellence and research potential, and all short-listed applicants will be interviewed (in person or by Skype).
Synopses of the projects available, web pages and email addresses of supervisors from whom further details are available, and information on how to apply can all be found at www.hw.ac.uk/schools/engineering-physical-sciences/research/james-watt.htm. New projects are being added all the time. For questions about the application process, please contact [email protected].
28th February 2020. All successful candidates must commence studies by September/October 2020
|2D material enhanced nonlinear integrated photonics (EPS2020/19)||Details|
|3D laser beam shaping||Details|
|A Scalable and Coherent Semiconductor Spin-Photon Interface (EPS2020/28)||Details|
|Advanced RF device technologies for global wireless networks (EPS2020/38)||Details|
|Approximate Bayesian methods for large scale imaging problems (EPS2020/41)||Details|
|Bio-inspired quantum-enhanced light harvesting (EPS2020/22)||Details|
|Biorefining of seafood processing waste (EPS2020/46)||Details|
|Classical Force Fields to Model Solid-State Molecular Organometallic Chemistry||Details|
|Compact polarization imaging system (EPS2020/23)||Details|
|Compressible Turbulence Models from Transformed Navier-Stokes Equation Perspectives (EPS2020/49)||Details|
|Computational imaging: Multi-Sensors Fusion for High Resolution 3D Lidar videos (EPS2020/40)||Details|
|Computational Photochemical Dynamics of Light Driven Processes||Details|
|Crumbling reefs: Simulation based monitoring of coral reefs (EPS2020/31)||Details|
|Design and Fabrication of an In-line Hemolysis Sensor For the Quality Control of Clinical Blood Samples (EPS2020/09)||Details|
|Design of multifunctional Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)-based materials for carbon capture and photocatalytic conversion (EPS2020/51)||Details|
|Developing new concepts and novel optical devices (EPS2020/25)||Details|
|Developing streamlined approaches to assessing the systemic and hepatic effects of nanomaterials (EPS2020/08)||Details|
|Development of catalytic membrane microreactors for biorefining (EPS2020/33)||Details|
|Dynamic wavefront engineering via epsilon-near-zero nonlinearities (EPS2020/20)||Details|
|Flat Optics for System Integration (EPS2020/24)||Details|
|Flow in porous media (EPS2020/48)||Details|
|FLuoroAromatic-Thiol Tags (FLA-SH Tags) as probes to understand protein folding, interactions and dynamics||Details|
|Free-space quantum communication technology (EPS2020/26)||Details|
|Functional nanoparticles for plant systems (EPS2020/37)||Details|
|Information Extraction from Scientific Texts to support Nature-Inspired Engineering (EPS2020/39)||Details|
|Integrated Safety Compliant Edge Robotics (ISCER) (EPS2020/42)||Details|
|Machine Learning Solutions for Intelligent Reflecting Surface-Aided Secure Communications (EPS2020/45)||Details|
|Magnetic molecular imprinted polymers (MMIP) for detecting biohazard pollutants (EPS2020/35)||Details|
|Mechanisms and applications of collisions at liquid surfaces||Details|
|Metastable inorganic materials for energy applications||Details|
|Microfluidics for cellular therapy manufacturing (EPS2020/07)||Details|
|Model development and simulation of novel processes for CO2 direct air capture from the atmosphere (EPS2020/32)||Details|
|Modelling growth, deposition and breakage of dynamic particle structures (EPS2020/52)||Details|
|Multi-mode sensors for monitoring physical changes in tissue as an indicator of biological conditions (EPS2020/29)||Details|
|MyFemur: Multiscale modelling from clinical image to personalised model to manufacture (EPS2020/30)||Details|
|Nature Inspired Surgical Tools (EPS2020/44)||Details|
|Next Generation Components for Quantum Communications (EPS2020/17)||Details|
|Next generation nonlinear optics in gas-filled hollow-core fibres (EPS2020/15)||Details|
|Optimising protocols for quantum-enhanced spin-based magnetometry (EPS2020/21)||Details|
|Optimization of Ultra-fast Laser Based Production Processes||Details|
|Personalised Intelligent Mobile Emergency Response through Crowd Shaping – helping people helping themselves and each other (EPS2020/34)||Details|
|PhD in experimental quantum networking (EPS2020/14)||Details|
|Photoelectron Circular Dichroism as a Chiral Probe||Details|
|Polymer-based co-delivery agent for antibiotics (EPS2020/36)||Details|
|Process-informed design of materials for carbon capture (EPS2020/50)||Details|
|Quantum‑Enhanced Imaging (EPS2020/16)||Details|
|Semiconductor Single‑Photon Detection in the Short-Wave Infrared (EPS2020/18)||Details|
|Shining Light on Historic Artwork using Mid-Infrared Imaging and Spectroscopy||Details|
|Single-photon nonlinearities in microstructured waveguides (EPS2020/13)||Details|
|Smart Local Energy Systems (EPS2020/47)||Details|
|Smart Local Energy Systems (SLES) (EPS2020/43)||Details|
|Stereodynamics of Molecular Collisions||Details|
|Time-Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy using Hollow-Core Photonic Crystal Fibres||Details|
|Twisted Quantum Heterostructures (EPS2020/27)||Details|
|Ultrafast Transient Absorption Spectroscopy of Photosensitizers in Photodynamic Therapy||Details|
|Understanding Elastomer Behaviour in the Development of Performance Tires||Details|
|Velocity Map Imaging Study of Atmospherically Relevant Gas Liquid Reactions||Details|