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Free-space quantum and optical communications utilising arrayed sensors (EPS2022/16)


   School of Engineering & Physical Sciences

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  Dr R Donaldson, Prof G Buller  No more applications being accepted  Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

This research focusses on the exploitation of 2D single-photon sensitive sensors for free-space quantum communications and low-light level optical communications. The researcher will investigate the practical implementation of the sensors and will study the fundamental limitation of their use. The work will be highly collaborative, enabling the researcher to gain experience working with highly skilled academic and industrial partners. This project will also involve field trial elements, where experiments will be carried out with aerial or in-orbit transmitters.

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

DTP or JWS - 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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