The exceptional student will have the opportunity to work alongside outstanding researchers supporting the EPSRC grant “ANISAT” (see link below). The aim of the work is to design non-resonant metamaterials that have anisotropic properties. The challenge is to measure the anisotropy of the relative permittivity. This anisotropy will be used to realise radiofrequency devices and antennas for satellites. The project will include antennas, metamaterials, 3D-printing, and RF measurements from 10 GHz up towards 1 THz. The ANISAT project is in collaboration with another UK University and several industrial companies.
Related publications can be downloaded here: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/meme/staff/william-whittow/
Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF, 2014) and an outstanding 66% of the work of Loughborough’s academic staff who were eligible to be submitted to the REF was judged as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, compared to a national average figure of 43%.
In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Doctoral College, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.
Find out more: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research-degrees/student-support/
Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in electrical engineering or a related subject. A relevant master’s degree and/or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage: communications and/or antennas
English language requirements
Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the international website: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/apply/english-language-requirements/
How to apply
All applications should be made online. Under school/department name, select 'Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering'. Please quote reference WW-UF-2020.
The deadline for applications is 30 November 2020.