The last decade has witnessed a revolution in imaging made possible by the development of high-performance electronic detectors and computer processing. The optics within commercial imaging systems have changed little however, but this is about to change. By combining modern optical design and manufacturing with computational image recovery a new class of imaging systems is being developed that enable imaging with capabilities that have not previously been possible; such as imaging with extreme depth of field, the ability to detect range through a single aperture or to form diffraction-limited, wide field-of-view images with very simple optics. The Imaging Concept Group is at the forefront of these developments.
The PhD student will research new concepts and capabilities in Computational Imaging in collaboration with other PhD students and postdocs within the Imaging Concepts Group. S/he will collaborate with Optical Designers and Systems Engineers at Qioptiq, St Asaph to develop demonstration systems for possible manufacture by Qioptiq. This will involve inventing, developing and applying new concepts in image science, rigorous optical design of systems, development and application of image-recovery algorithms followed by experimental assessment and testing. The student will spend periods working with Optical Designers and Systems Engineers at Qioptiq in St Asaph. The ideal applicant will have experimental and mathematical-modelling skills combined with an enthusiasm for developing a deep physical and mathematical understanding of optical imaging systems.
The Imaging Concepts Group consists of about 20 researchers (PhD/EngD students, postdocs, visiting scholars and academics) conducting leading-edge research in advanced imaging techniques and their commercial and biomedical applications. Research is conducted in newly refurbished laboratories with seven optical tables and ~£1.5M of state-of-the-art optical instrumentation and equipment. Additional information and an overview of recent ICG research in computational imaging can be found in links in the accompanying PDF (see References).
Applicants should have a good first degree of equivalent in a Physical Science or Engineering. Applications should be made by submitting a curiculum vitae and covering letter to Prof Andy Harvey at [email protected]
Informal enquiries are also welcome on +44 141 330 8606. The position will remain open until it is filled. Early applications are encouraged. The standard EPSRC eligibility criteria apply to this position; non-UK applicants should explain how they qualify for funding according to the guidelines in the link within the PDF.
The PhD will be funded by EPSRC through either the CDT in Intelligent sensing and Measurement (four years enhance PhD with multidisciplinary training) or Quantic (3.5 years standard PhD) as appropriate. A CASE award funded by Qioptiq will enable a £3,000 p.a. supplement to the standard EPSRC stipend.
Research will be conducted within the imaging Concepts Group at Glasgow University. http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/physics/staff/andyharvey/
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