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Quantum Well Hall Effect Magnetic Sensors Investigating Defects in Metal Structures

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

The School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Manchester and TWI Ltd are seeking a top-class candidate to undertake research leading to the award of an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) awarded by the University of Manchester. As a Doctorate student you will have unrivalled access to some of the best teaching and research facilities in the world.

The School of EE at Manchester concentrates on its newly developed Quantum Well Hall Effect sensors to design and manufacture a range of advanced Electromagnetic sensing solutions. The technology has already unlocked an unrivalled performance which is displacing Silicon Hall sensors in high end, ’conventional’ applications. The aim of the EngD research is to support the maturing of the technology - enabling highly innovative sensing techniques and systems leveraged on the quantum advantage and chip-scale fabrication. The planned research will ultimately lead towards the delivery of real time monitoring of materials microstructure in the form of high resolution BHN magneto-imaging.

During the 4 years you will spend approximately 9 months on advanced technical and professional development courses – usually spending the first year at Manchester University and the remaining time at TWI Technology Centre, Wales. TWI Technology Centre Wales is a state-of-the-art facility offering research and development in cutting edge inspection technologies vital to industrial structural integrity management.

Further Particulars
The studentship is offered through the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Innovation in NDE (FIND CDT) which is a partnership between a select group of universities and companies offering a 4-year engineering doctorate designed to launch outstanding graduates into an engineering career. With close links to the related UK Research Centre in NDE (RCNDE), students are part of a vibrant community of more than 200 researchers and have access to a range of technical training courses delivered by world leading experts.

Candidate Requirements
Candidates should have a relevant degree at 2.1 minimum, or an equivalent overseas degree, in engineering, physics, computing or a related subject. Overseas applicants should also submit IELTS results (minimum 6.5) if applicable.

Basic skills and knowledge required.
Good team-working, observational and communication skills are essential. Previous experience of electronics design, fabrication and build would be advantageous, however training and hands-on experience will be provided.

Informal enquiries
For further details of the post contact Prof Mohamed Missous,

Application Details
Prior to application Interested applicants should send an up-to-date CV to .

Successful applicants will need to complete and submit The University of Manchester’s online application form.

Funding Notes

The post is supported by a bursary and fees (at the UK/EU student rate) provided by EPSRC, together with a generous top up by the sponsor company TWI Technology Centre Wales. You will receive a tax-free stipend circa £21K pa for the first year rising to £24K as part of an initiative known as AEMRI (Advanced Engineering Materials Research Institute), which is funded by the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) using European Regional Development Funds (ERDF).

EPSRC candidates should fulfil the eligibility criteria for the award. Please check your suitability at View Website

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