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Biophotonics for healthcare with fibre optics and single photon detection (EPS2022/10)

   School of Engineering & Physical Sciences

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  Dr Michael Tanner  No more applications being accepted  Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

This project aims to advance emerging optical technologies, including single photon detection systems and fibre optics, for improved healthcare technology. Fibre optics provide an optical window to the internal organs. Light interaction at the individual photon level with internal tissues can reveal the presence or progress of disease. This project will be focussed on practical development and demonstration of new healthcare technology in collaboration with clinicians and medical researchers at the University of Edinburgh.

Depending on the applicant interests, this project has the opportunity to focus on basic research technology, including quantum technology, in the lab or move all the way to practical application in medical environments. The student will have the chance to collaborate with a wide group of researchers, from fundamental physicists to those tackling the current healthcare challenges.

The candidate will join groups at the Heriot-Watt University, Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences , with strong links to and collaboration with healthcare research at the University of Edinburgh, QMRI ,

Prospective candidates are welcome to contact Dr Michael Tanner ([Email Address Removed]) by email for further information, it would be useful to outline your experience and motivation.

How to Apply

1. Important Information before you Apply

When applying through the Heriot-Watt on-line system please ensure you provide the following information:

(a) in ‘Study Option’

You will need to select ‘Edinburgh’ and ‘Postgraduate Research’. ‘Programme’ presents you with a drop-down menu. Choose Chemistry PhD, Physics PhD, Chemical Engineering PhD, Mechanical Engineering PhD, Bio-science & Bio-Engineering PhD or Electrical PhD as appropriate and select September 2022 for study option (this can be updated at a later date if required)

(b) in ‘Research Project Information’

You will be provided with a free text box for details of your research project. Enter Title and Reference number of the project for which you are applying and also enter the potential supervisor’s name.

This information will greatly assist us in tracking your application.

Please note that once you have submitted your application, it will not be considered until you have uploaded your CV and transcripts.

Funding Notes

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.
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