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Funded PhD place in experimental quantum and low temperature physics

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

Lancaster University invites applications for funded PhD positions starting in October 2020, working in the fields of quantum and low temperature physics.

Lancaster Physics ranks among the highest-rated research departments in the UK. In the Low Temperature Physics and Quantum Nanotechnology groups, we carry out experiments in condensed matter physics and quantum electronics in some of the coldest and most isolated environments in the universe. Active research topics in our groups include superfluid physics, quantum circuits, and nanomechanics, and we work with materials including graphene, carbon nanotubes, superconducting junctions, and semiconductor nanostructures. We are seeking highly motivated graduates in physics or related fields with curiosity, grit, and a passion for making new discoveries through experiment.

Our groups have a strong track record of high-profile publications by PhD students. We have access to excellent facilities for nanofabrication, electronics, and low-temperature measurement. These include:

• Powerful dilution refrigerators equipped to reach ultra-low temperatures below 1 millikelvin.
• The IsoLab, a new building designed to provide the most advanced environments for studying quantum systems in controlled conditions.
• The recently refurbished cleanroom of Lancaster’s Quantum Technology Centre.
• New cryogen-free refrigerators optimised for high-speed quantum electronics.

Potential applicants are invited to apply to the physics department through this link:

Please mention in your application that you are interested in quantum and low temperature physics.

To learn more about particular research projects that may be available, you may contact directly the academics working in this area, including Prof Rich Haley, Dr Sergey Kafanov, Dr Edward Laird, Prof Yuri Pashkin, Dr Jon Prance, Dr Michael Thompson, Dr Viktor Tsepelin, and Dr Dima Zmeev.

For more information about our activities and a partial list of available projects, see
Low Temperature Physics at Lancaster:
Quantum Nanotechnology at Lancaster:

We accept applications at any time, but for full consideration for funding you should apply by 31 January 2020.

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