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Phd in Radiation detector development focussing on silicon photomultiplier technology, Department of Physics, University of York

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  • Full or part time
    Prof D Jenkins
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round

Project Description

In the nuclear technology group at York, we focus on the development of state-of-the-art radiation detection systems. These detectors find widespread use in industrial and societal applications (such as medicine and homeland security) as well as in particle and nuclear physics experiments. The research project is carried out in close collaboration with our industrial partner Kromek PLC based in Co. Durham. Currently we are specializing on solutions for science and society that are based on silicon photomultipliers coupled to scintillator detectors as well as on the CdZnTe semiconductor detector.
We are seeking for an excellent candidate with a strong research interest in radiation detection technology. Through the close industrial partnership, the PhD student will have the unique opportunity to work on applications that serve the latest industry and societal needs, while being a member of a world-class nuclear physics academic group and having a strong involvement in fundamental nuclear physics experiments. The student will gain expertise in the physics of charged particle and gamma-ray detectors, as well as in modern digital-electronic readout and advanced big-data analysis methods. The experience, skills and networking obtained through this PhD will be a valuable asset for pursuing a career in academia or industry.
A funded PhD project is available in this area from October 2016. Please contact Professor David Jenkins – [email protected] for further information.


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