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Heriot-Watt University, School of Engineering & Physical Sciences PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  2D material enhanced nonlinear integrated photonics (EPS2020/19)
  Dr M Ferrera
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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The project focuses on studying the nonlinear optical properties of numerous 2D materials and how to interface them with low-loss integrated photonics for the creation of novel ultra-fast all-optical devices.
  3D laser beam shaping
  Dr R Carter, Dr J D Shephard
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Combining 2D beam shaping elements (including refractive and diffractive elements) with bespoke focussing optics to shape a laser beam though the entire focal volume rather than in a single focal plane.
  4-Year Industrial CASE PhD Studentship in Synthetic Organic Chemistry: Decarboxylative C-H Functionalisation of Heterocycles
  Dr A Lee
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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This four-year Industrial CASE studentship on synthetic organic chemistry will be supervised by Dr Ai-Lan Lee in collaboration with AstraZeneca.
  4-Year Industrial CASE PhD Studentship in Synthetic Organic Chemistry: Metal-, Catalyst-, Light- and Electrolysis-Free Decarboxylative Radical Reactions – Towards a More Sustainable Future
  Dr A Lee
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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This four-year Industrial CASE studentship on synthetic organic chemistry will be supervised by Dr Ai-Lan Lee in collaboration with GSK.
  A Scalable and Coherent Semiconductor Spin-Photon Interface (EPS2020/28)
  Dr B D Gerardot
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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PhD Type

Scalability is an outstanding challenge in semiconductor quantum technologies. This project aims to address this by realizing small nodes of coherent spin-photon interfaces.
  Advanced RF device technologies for global wireless networks (EPS2020/38)
  Prof J Hong
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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The project aims to develop new concepts and novel designs of RF front-end components deploying emerging material and manufacturing technologies for global wireless networks.
  Approximate Bayesian methods for large scale imaging problems (EPS2020/41)
  Dr Y Altmann
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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This project consists of investigating new approximate Bayesian methods for fast and robust estimation in high dimensional problem.
  Astrophotonic technologies for exoplanet hunting
  Prof R Thomson
Applications accepted all year round

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Photonic technologies facilitate the manipulation of light in ways that are simply not possible using traditional optical technologies e.g.
  Bio-inspired quantum-enhanced light harvesting (EPS2020/22)
  Dr E Gauger
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Bio-inspired nanostructures are ideal candidates for quantum-engineered antennae. This project aims to identify ways of harnessing the interplay of quantum effects and dissipation to underpin next-generation technologies for light-harvesting.
  Biorefining of seafood processing waste (EPS2020/46)
  Dr S R Euston
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Waste from the processing of fish or shellfish contains a range of valuable co-products (including proteins, oil, carotenoids, carbohydrates and minerals).
  Classical Force Fields to Model Solid-State Molecular Organometallic Chemistry
  Prof S A Macgregor
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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This project is in computational chemistry and will involve the development of new molecular mechanics force fields to model solid-state molecular organometallic chemistry (SMOM-Chem).
  Compact high energy lasers for deep-tissue microscopy
  Dr R A McCracken
Applications accepted all year round

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Deep-tissue multiphoton microscopy has the potential to provide rapid advances in neurology and cancer research, but access to this technology is limited by the high cost of the laser source.
  Compact polarization imaging system (EPS2020/23)
  Dr X Chen
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Polarization of light contains valuable information that is usually absent in colour and intensity.
  Compressible Turbulence Models from Transformed Navier-Stokes Equation Perspectives (EPS2020/49)
  Dr S K Dadzie
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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High speed flow aerodynamics rely on the fundamental understanding of compressible gas dynamics. This project involves constructing new compressible turbulence flow theory using continuum flow equations beyond the classical Navier-Stokes conventional model.
  Computational imaging: Multi-Sensors Fusion for High Resolution 3D Lidar videos (EPS2020/40)
  Dr AH Halimi, Prof S McLaughlin
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Recent technological innovations, eg detection and acquisition hardware, have pushed sparse-photon imaging to the fore in a variety of applications including 3D Lidar imaging and microscopy.
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