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Chemistry: Fully Funded Swansea University and European Commission PhD Scholarship: Advanced Label-free Super-resolution Optical Imaging Microscopy

   School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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About the Project

This project (20FUN02 POLight) has received funding from the EMPIR programme co-financed by the Participating States and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Funding providers: Swansea University's Faculty of Science and Engineering and part funded by European Commission

Subject areas: Analytical Chemistry, Optical Spectroscopy, Imaging, artificial intelligence

Project start date: 

  • 1 October 2022 (Enrolment open from mid-September)

Supervisors: Dr Deb Roy, Dr Kevin O’Keeffe

Aligned programme of study: PhD in Nanotechnology

Mode of study: Full-time

Project description:

Applications are invited from interested candidates from the field of engineering, physics, chemistry, material science and related subjects for a 3 year PhD studentship to work on label-free optical imaging for applications in materials and biological sciences.

In this project you will develop new microscopy and imaging techniques by combining atomic force microscopy and Raman spectroscopy for chemical and biological analysis at spatial resolution ranging from 10 nm to few microns. The project will build upon a successful collaboration between Swansea University and the national measurement institutes in Europe.  


Candidates must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University) in Engineering or similar relevant science discipline. 

Strong interests in instrumentation, microscopy, optics and computer programming is desirable.

English Language requirements: If applicable – IELTS 6.5 overall (with at least 5.5 in each individual component) or Swansea recognised equivalent.

Due to funding restrictions, this scholarship is open to UK and EU based students only. EU Students must be eligible to receive the EU Transitional Bursary Scheme.

Funding Notes

This scholarship covers the full cost of UK tuition fees and an annual stipend of £16,062.
Additional research expenses will also be available.

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