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Accelerated failure and device characterisation of quantum systems without clear systems boundaries

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    Dr M Everitt
    Dr V Dwyer
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Project Description

Fully funded PhD studentships in the area of Quantum Systems Engineering for Quantum Technologies at Loughborough University: Accelerated failure and device characterisation of quantum systems without clear systems boundaries

The rapidly developing field of quantum technologies is set to have a transformative impact on core enabling technologies, from sensors to communications. There is a need for the crucial research that will develop new methods to enable the shift from laboratory devices and prototypes into manufacture and deployment. This studentship is part of a strategic investment in quantum systems engineering by Loughborough University, supporting a total of ten fully funded PhD studentships in the area of Quantum Systems Engineering for Quantum Technologies.

You will join the vibrant Quantum Systems Engineering Research Group which is leading research into the development of new systems methods and their application to quantum technologies. The group is a dynamic interdisciplinary team working across engineering and science (for details, please see:

The Project
You will join the Design for Quantum Reliability team. This project will comprise a mix of theoretical and experimental work and be focused on understating how accelerated failure techniques can benefit the engineering of new quantum technologies. Of particular interest is the development of failure modes that have no classical analogue and design strategies for deceleration of such modes. Note, there is a possibility that this position would be based within the Quantum Metrology Institute at National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Teddington - please indicate on you application form any preferences that you have in location. For the positions at NPL, experience in atomic, molecular and optical physics would be highly beneficial.

Candidates should hold, or expect to receive, a first or upper second class degree in physics, mathematics or relevant engineering discipline and meet the University entrance requirements.

For informal enquiries contact Dr Mark Everitt ([Email Address Removed] ) or Dr Vincent Dwyer ([Email Address Removed]).

To apply, please complete the online application using the following link:
Under programme name, please select ‘Physics’

Early application is advised. The studentships will be allocated as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

Please quote the following reference when applying: SCI-QSE-CDT-3.

Closing date for applications: 28 February 2016

Funding Notes

This studentship is for 3 years and is intended to start on 1 October 2016. Each studentship provides a stipend of £14,057 per annum (15/16 RCUK rate) plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate for up to three years. International (non EU) students may apply but will need to find the difference in fees between those for a ‘UK/EU’ and ‘international’ student themselves.

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