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Additive manufacture as a path to accelerated innovation in quantum technologies

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    Dr Everitt
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Project Description

Fully funded PhD studentship in the area of Quantum Systems Engineering for Quantum Technologies at Loughborough University: Additive manufacture as a path to accelerated innovation in quantum technologies

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: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/research/quantum-systems/).

The Project
You will join the additive manufacture team that is seeking to develop new techniques with the aim of providing affordable, desktop, 3D printing of quantum technologies that will accelerate innovation in quantum technologies, provide a platform upon which to test Systems Engineering methods, and may lead to a scalable path to manufacture.

Eligibility
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 protected] ) or Dr Daniel Engstrom ([email protected]).

To apply, please complete the online application using the following link: https://lucas.lboro.ac.uk/web_apx/f?p=100:1

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-4. Under programme name, pleases select ‘Physics’.

Deadline for applications 28 February 2016

Funding Notes

This studentship is for 4 years and is funded as part of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing and is intended to start on 1 October 2016 (The first year will comprise formal training in additive manufacturing and be based primarily at Nottingham University). The studentship provides a stipend of £14,057 per annum plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate for up to four years.

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