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PhD in Physics and Astronomy: Imaging toxic and dangerous gases using Quantum Technologies


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Prof Miles Padgett No more applications being accepted Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)
Glasgow United Kingdom Optical Physics Computer Science Theoretical Physics

About the Project

QuantIC, the UK National Quantum Technology Hub for Quantum Enhanced Imaging is looking to recruit for a PhD in imaging toxic and dangerous gases using quantum technologies.

Part of the £1 billion UK National Quantum Technologies Programme (NQTP), this is an industry led studentship co-funded by MSquared Lasers and the University of Glasgow. Students will benefit from spending a proportion of their time with MSquared Lasers, developing valuable skills and a range of approaches that are not available in an academic setting alone.

The Project

All gases absorb a characteristic set of wavelengths from which their presence can be recognised. Finding these gases may be a simple case of domestic safety or control of greenhouse gas emissions from plant and processing sites. In QuantIC we are working closely with our strategic partners in combining quantum technologies with machine learning techniques to make cameras that can visualise where these gas sources are. These cameras may be hand held or drone mounted to give the greatest coverage of the search area. A student joining this world-leading team will gain expertise in optical design, product development and data analysis. The project includes field work with our collaborating partner.

Entry requirements

Places will be awarded on a competitive basis. Applicants must have a 1st class or 2.1 degree at MPhys or MEng level (or equivalent) from a computing, mathematical, physical sciences or engineering programme. Exceptional candidates with BSc or BEng qualifications will also be considered.

How to Apply

Applications are being taken for a start date of April 2021 or October 2021

Please send your CV and a cover letter outlining why you are interested in this PhD to [Email Address Removed]


Funding Notes

Funding is available to cover tuition fees for UK applicants for 3.5 years, as well as paying a stipend at the Research Council rate.
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