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  Developing a New Class of Electromagnetic Field Solvers for Charged Particle and Mass Spectrometry Modelling & Simulation


   Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics

   Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

Charged particle dynamics (also known as charged particle optics) is concerned with the interactions of charged particles (e.g., electrons, protons, ions) within an electric and/or magnetic field. In charged particle optics the prediction of beam trajectories is of great interest for design purposes, such as focusing, guiding elements, filtering, transportation lines, particle accelerators, analytical measurement devices (e.g., Mass Spectrometry), etc.

In this PhD project you will undertake research investigating a new approach for electromagnetic field solvers that offer extreme speed and precision.

You should have a degree in physical sciences, mathematics or an engineering discipline. Masters level students are encouraged to apply. If you have a strong Bachelor’s degree or have relevant experience (e.g., prior project experience, work experience, publications, demonstrable interest in the topic, etc.), you are also encouraged to apply. In exceptional circumstances those with a non-traditional educational background will be considered dependent upon relevant experience. A strong interest and familiarity with electromagnetism, classical physics, Newtonian mechanics, applied mathematics, electrical engineering and/or computer science is desirable. Applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you are interested, please email Prof Simon Maher () with the project title in the subject of your email and include a copy of your CV.

Please: this is a self-funded project and requires that the applicant has their own source of funding (e.g., government scholarship, self-funding). PhD fee information is available at: Postgraduate Research - University of Liverpool


Computer Science (8) Engineering (12) Mathematics (25) Physics (29)

Funding Notes

The project is open worldwide, to applicants of any nationality. Please note that this position is unfunded. Therefore, it is required that any applicant should have a funding source in place (e.g., government scholarship), in which case they are encouraged to contact the Principal Supervisor directly to discuss their application and the project.
The successful applicant will be expected to provide the funding for tuition fees and their living expenses, as well as a research bench fee of approximately £1250 per year.
Details regarding the PhD tuition fees (i.e., postgraduate research) can be found on the University website.

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