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Particle Physics PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  Application of digital holography for underwater measurements
  Dr T Thevar, Dr K Nakkeeran
Applications accepted all year round

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Underwater digital holography is a powerful technique to study marine organisms and marine pollution (e.g. micro-plastics), marine evolution, etc.
  NEG Coating Impact on Future Particle Accelerators
  Dr O Malyshev, Prof R M. Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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University of Manchester & Cockcroft Institute, Warrington, United Kingdom. Supervisors. Dr. Oleg Malyshev, Dr. Reza Valizadeh (ASTeC, STFC), Prof.
  Smart Energy Infrastructure for Future Power Networks PhD
  Dr X Zhang, Prof W Guo
Application Deadline: 1 August 2020

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Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD studentship to cover tuition fees* plus stipend of £18,000 per year for three years, to be undertaken in the Centre of Energy Systems and Strategy at Cranfield University, in the field of power and energy systems.
  High-quality electrons and high-brightness x-rays from wakefield acceleration
  Dr E Boella
Applications accepted all year round

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Laser wakefield accelerators (LWFA) are able to sustain accelerating gradients orders of magnitude larger than radio-frequency accelerators.
  Laser Driven Relativistic Particle Acceleration
  Prof S Jamison
Applications accepted all year round

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We seek a PhD candidate to undertake computational and theoretical research on laser driven relativistic particle beam acceleration.
  EPSRC CDT in Nuclear Energy - GREEN (Growing skills for Reliable Economic Energy from Nuclear)

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The GREEN CDT is a consortium of the five universities of Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield, which aims to train the next generation of expert nuclear scientists and engineers.
  Laser Processing of Hazardous Materials
  Dr L Jones
Application Deadline: 9 July 2020

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Reference number. CFP-LJ1-2020. Closing date of advert. 9 July 20. Start Date. 01 October 2020. Supervisors. Primary supervisor. Dr Lewis Jones.
  Dark Matter Direct Detection with DarkSide
  Prof J Monroe
Applications accepted all year round

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The Centre for Particle Physics at Royal Holloway is offering a PhD opportunity to search for dark matter with the DarkSide-20k experiment.
  Development of novel statistical methods and application to searches for New Physics using the ATLAS detector at the LHC
  Prof G Cowan
Applications accepted all year round

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The long-established RHUL ATLAS group has extensive expertise in physics (Higgs, top quark and exotic signatures involving electrons), statistical methods, as well as trigger and data acquisition systems.
  Higgs boson production in association with top quarks using the ATLAS detector at the LHC
  Prof P Teixeira-Dias
Applications accepted all year round

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The long-established RHUL ATLAS group is renowned for its expertise in physics (Higgs, top quark and exotic signatures involving electrons), statistical methods as well as trigger and data acquisition systems.
  Measurements of top quark cross-section using the ATLAS detector at the LHC
  Prof V Boisvert
Applications accepted all year round

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The long-established RHUL ATLAS group is renowned for its expertise in physics (Higgs, top quark and exotic signatures involving electrons), statistical methods as well as trigger and data acquisition systems.
  Searching for exotics signatures in data containing two electrons collected by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
  Dr T Berry
Applications accepted all year round

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The long-established RHUL ATLAS group is renowned for its expertise in physics (Higgs, top quark and exotic signatures involving electrons), statistical methods as well as trigger and data acquisition systems.
  Electronic Engineering: Self-funded PhD Project: Hot electron transport through nanowires
  Dr R Cobley, Prof R Palmer
Applications accepted all year round

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Subject areas. Electronics, Physics, Engineering, Surface science. Start date. January 2020. Project description. In electronic devices, electrons with significantly more energy than the background are termed ‘hot’.
  Experimental Demonstration of Terahertz-Driven Particle Acceleration
  Dr D Graham, Dr R Appleby, Dr S Jamison, Dr G Burt
Applications accepted all year round

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There is growing interest in the use of laser-generated terahertz (THz) radiation sources to reduce the scale of today’s particle accelerators with the ultimate dream of producing compact laboratory-sized machines for applications ranging from versatile x-ray sources to medical treatment.
  EPSRC CDT in Nuclear Energy - GREEN (Growing skills for Reliable Economic Energy from Nuclear)

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The GREEN CDT is a consortium of the five universities of Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield, which aims to train the next generation of expert nuclear scientists and engineers.
  EPSRC-SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems – Call for Applications for 4-year Funded PhD and EngD Studentships

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We are looking for one hundred STEM graduates excited to improve the world via impactful research in new and novel metallic materials for power generation, transport, sustainability and recyclables, in a rapidly evolving digital manufacturing era using advanced computing techniques.
  Carbon dioxide shortages; not on my watch!; X-ray studies on Low Temperature Water-Gas Shift Catalysts
  Prof A Beale
Applications accepted all year round

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This is project 3 of 3.
  The Super-resolution revolution; going where no-one has gone before
  Prof A Beale
Applications accepted all year round

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This is project 2 of 3.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Quantum Engineering

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Fully funded four year PhD studentships commencing in September 2020 are available for exceptional graduates with a background in mathematics, engineering, computer science and the physical sciences.
  Light Waves meet Molecular Machines: Feynman’s Dream of Nanotechnology - PhD (Funded)
  Prof F Vollmer
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Light waves are the most precise rulers to make precision measurements in time and space. They are used in instruments such as interferometers and atomic clocks.
  Electron Microscopy and Tomography of Ion Irradiation Effects on Nano-Structures
  Dr J Hinks, Prof S Donnelly
Application Deadline: 26 June 2020

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This project aims to study the modifications that occur when nanostructures (such as spheres, rods and wires) are irradiated with energetic ions.
  Towards the predictive design of PAEK-based polymers - from fundamental polymer physics to advanced materials applications
  Research Group: Soft Matter Physics
  Dr J Mattsson, Dr P Hine
Applications accepted all year round

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This project is focused on developing a predictive framework to control glass-formation and crystallization in polymers, with a particular focus on the efficient design of high performance polymers within the Poly Aryl Ether Ketone (PAEK) family.
  EPSRC CDT in Nuclear Energy - GREEN (Growing skills for Reliable Economic Energy from Nuclear)

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The GREEN CDT is a consortium of the five universities of Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield, which aims to train the next generation of expert nuclear scientists and engineers.
  PhD in Fundamental Physics: Advanced Charged Particle Dynamics in Electromagnetic Fields
  Dr S Maher
Applications accepted all year round

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Charged particle dynamics (also known as charged particle optics) is concerned with the manipulation of charged particles (e.g., electrons, protons, ions) within an electric and/or magnetic field.
  PhD in Instrumentation/Electronics: Development of a Novel Portable Ion Mobility Spectrometer
  Dr S Maher
Applications accepted all year round

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Ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) is a versatile analytical technique that allows general-purpose chemical detection and measurement.
  PhD in Micro/Nano Vacuum Electronics
  Dr S Maher, Dr I Sandall
Applications accepted all year round

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Vacuum tubes (or valve electronics) were a key component of electronic circuits for the first half of the 20th century, crucial for the development of the radio, television, radar, computers, etc.
  EPSRC CDT in Nuclear Energy - GREEN (Growing skills for Reliable Economic Energy from Nuclear)

Funding Type

PhD Type

The GREEN CDT is a consortium of the five universities of Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield, which aims to train the next generation of expert nuclear scientists and engineers.
  EPSRC-SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems – Call for Applications for 4-year Funded PhD and EngD Studentships

Funding Type

PhD Type

We are looking for one hundred STEM graduates excited to improve the world via impactful research in new and novel metallic materials for power generation, transport, sustainability and recyclables, in a rapidly evolving digital manufacturing era using advanced computing techniques.
  ARGONCUBE – Design, Construction and Test of the Liquid Argon Near Detector for the DUNE Neutrino Experiment
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Prof N Spooner
Applications accepted all year round

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In association with the giant 10 kton DUNE (Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment) liquid argon neutrino detector being built at Homestake there will need to be a smaller Near Detector at Fermilab.
  ATLAS / Data Analysis: investigating the nature of electroweak symmetry breaking and searching for new physics phenomena using diboson measurements.
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Dr K Lohwasser
Applications accepted all year round

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A position is open for an enthusiastic PhD student to conduct research at the energy frontier at the ATLAS experiment. The main topic is to investigate further the nature of electroweak symmetry breaking and to search for new physics phenomena using diboson measurements.
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