Applications are invited for fully funded PhD studentships within the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (XM2) in Metamaterials. XM2 will be supporting between 14 and 18 PhD fully-funded (UK/EU only) 4-year studentships from September 2015. A small number of fee-only for international studentships may be available. Studentship includes tuition fees (UK/EU/International) and an annual stipend for UK/EU students (£13863 for academic year 2014/15).
Studentships are awarded for projects in the following fields: Plasmonics, Natural and Disordered Photonics, THz photonics, Microwave metamaterials, Magnonics and Spintronics, Magnetic Metamaterials, Acoustic metamaterials, Spatial transformations, Graphene devices, Nanomaterials and nanocomposites.
Scholarship Provider: University of Exeter, UK
Applications will be reviewed by members of the XM2 management board and candidates will be short-listed against a set of agreed criteria to ensure quality while maintaining diversity. Failure to include all the elements above may result in rejection. Criteria will include:
Essential -Excellence in a lower degree in a relevant discipline;
-Excellence in written and oral skills in English;
-Evidence of knowledge of XM2 ethos, research themes and/or supervisors.
Desirable - Specialist knowledge about one or more XM2 topics;
-Research outputs (e.g. papers) and/or has undertaken training in research methodology (e.g. undergraduate research projects);
-Ability to work collaboratively
Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by a panel of two academic members of staff drawn from the management board.
Your initial application should be emailed to metamaterials-at-exeter.ac.uk. This should includes
-an outline of your research interests
-a suggestion of your preferred area(s) of study within the XM2 themes, and/or your interest in a particular project.
-an indication of whether you have already been in contact with a potential supervisor
-a discussion of why you would like to study for a PhD in Physics or Engineering, and why you would like to join a cohort-based doctoral training centre
-an academic CV
-degree transcript(s) giving information about the qualification awarded, the modules taken during the study period, and the marks for each module taken.
-two academic references