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Advanced hyper-spectral microscopy

Project Description

The University of Bath invites applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship in collaboration with Renishaw plc.

Our research is situated at the intersection between the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CNN) and the Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials (CPPM). The latter is a world-leader in photonic technologies, such as optical fibres. We benefit from state-of-the-art laser equipment and a strong relation with the Renishaw company.

The successful candidate will be joining a dynamic team and is expected to get involved in a range of scientific projects, pursuing state-of-the-art research questions. He/she will emerge as a highly qualified expert in advanced photonic techniques with a balanced scientific skills set.

Nanoscience and nanotechnology are shaping up as hallmarks of the 21st century.

This is an experimental project that will focus on the use of powerful lasers and highly sensitive spectrometers. The successful candidate will be developing a prototype microscope and will be using it to study advanced optical and nanoscale materials.

Applicants should hold, or expect to receive, a First Class or good Upper Second Class Honours degree, or the equivalent from an overseas university. A master’s level qualification would also be advantageous.

In addition, candidates should have a strong interest in optics/photonics and a preference for experimental work. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about science and will enjoy learning new things. He/she will receive in depth training in advanced photonic techniques and microscopy, as well as in the practical choice of individual optical components for his/hers work. Overall the candidate is expected to develop as an independent experimental scientist and will be encouraged to attend national/international scientific conferences and training schools.

Our research group is engaged in numerous outreach activities, such as visits to schools and participations in science festivals. An interest in communicating science to the public, robotics or digital art would be an advantage.

For informal enquiries and more information, please contact Dr Ventsislav Valev on email .

Formal applications should be made via the University of Bath’s online application form for a PhD in Physics:

More information about applying for a PhD at Bath may be found here:

Anticipated start date: 30 September 2019.

Funding Notes

UK and EU students who have been ordinarily resident in the UK since September 2016 will be considered for fully-funded EPSRC iCASE studentship with Renishaw plc. Funding will cover UK/EU tuition fees, maintenance at the UKRI Doctoral Stipend rate (£15,009 per annum in 2019/20) and a training support fee of £1,000 per annum for up to 4 years.

Applicants classed as Overseas for tuition fee purposes are NOT eligible for funding; however, we welcome all-year-round applications from self-funded candidates and candidates who can source their own funding.

How good is research at University of Bath in Physics?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 23.00

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