About the Project
Supervisory Team: Prof Peter G R Smith, Dr Corin Gawith, Dr James Gates, Dr Christopher Holmes
Our team specialises in the development and manufacturing of novel optoelectronic devices for applications in quantum technology, integrated optical sensors and laser optics.
The goal of this research project is to develop applications of high power nonlinear optical waveguides as sources of photons for use in spectroscopy, imaging, telecomms, signal processing and quantum science. With world record results for waveguides developed in conjunction with our spin-out Covesion Ltd we are seeking an excellent student to join our research group to focus on applications of our devices.
The project will involve significant design and testing of laser systems, closely allied to user-requirements in a wide range of fields. The aim will be to develop new and exciting demonstrators of capability, and develop bespoke systems for trials.
The PhD programme
Our world-leading research centre is a hive of activity with over 200 staff and students working on cutting-edge research to provide innovative solutions for real life problems in manufacturing, communication technology, defence, health care, renewable energy and the environment.
We are looking for the photonics pioneers of the future to join our vibrant research team and work alongside our world-class researchers to make history. Our physics and materials science PhD programme offers a solid start to any career in optics and photonics, whether you are planning to stay in academia or work in industry.
Applications would be welcome from candidates holding good degrees (1st class, 2:1 honours or MSc) in physics, materials science, mechanical or electronic engineering. Experimental skills are essential. In addition to the standard EPSRC PhD studentship, this position includes an annual allowance to enable attendance at international conferences. This post is open to UK and EU citizens only, due to standard EPSRC eligibility requirements.
If you wish to discuss any details of the project informally, please contact Corin Gawith, Optical Engineering and Quantum Photonics Group, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
A very good undergraduate degree (at least a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent).
Closing date: applications should be received no later than 31 August 2021 for standard admissions, but later applications may be considered depending on the funds remaining in place.
Funding: full tuition plus, for UK students, an enhanced stipend of £18,000 tax-free per annum for up to 3.5 years.
How To Apply
To apply for this studentship please submit an application for a PhD in the Optoelectronics Research Centre to the University of Southampton including the fact that you wish to do a PhD within Prof. Peter Smith’s group. Please see the following address for more details: https://www.orc.soton.ac.uk/phd
Applications should include:
Two reference letters
Degree Transcripts to date
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