PhD Projects available for 2018 and 2019 start

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Nanophotonics at Southampton
Centre for Photonic Metamaterials
Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton



PhD studentships still available for 2018 start

We have projects available with full funding (fees & stipend) for UK/EU students.

Enquiries: contact Prof. MacDonald and/or Dr. Plum

Available projects PhD Projects

Entry requirements and formal application: see ORC PhD Programme



Prof. Zheludev elected as a Fellow of
the Royal Society

May 2018: In recognition of the extensive role that he has played in advancing the field of photonics research, Prof. Zheludev has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society.

The Royal Society is the independent scientific academy of the UK and the Commonwealth, and the oldest of its kind in continuous existence. It is made up of the world’s most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists, with a purpose to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science. Becoming a Fellow remains one of the highest accolades that any scientist might aspire to.

www.royalsociety/news/.org.uk

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ERC Advanced Grant
on Flying Electromagnetic Toroids

April 2018: The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Prof. Zheludev a €2.57M Advanced Grant to investigate the generation, detection, and interaction with matter of ‘flying toroids’ - a type of light pulse never experimentally studied before.

Advanced Grants provide long-term funding for ground-breaking, high-risk projects, offering unrivalled freedom to develop an area of research without predetermined priorities, and are among the ERC’s most competitive and prestigious awards.


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University of Southampton awarded Queen’s Anniversary Prize

Feb. 2018: In recognition of its world-leading expertise in photonics and fibre optic technology, the University of Southampton has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

The prize - representing the UK's most prestigious form of recognition for an academic or vocational institution, with approval directly from The Queen and Parliament – was presented by HRH Prince Charles and HRH the Duchess of Cornwall to Prof. Sir David Payne and Prof. Nikolay Zheludev from the university’s Optoelectronics Research Centre in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

www.royalanniversarytrust.org.uk

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£ 5.6M Metadevices & Metasystems Grant

The UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has announced that the University of Southampton will lead a six-year research programme, from Oct. 2015, on THE PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY OF METADEVICES & METASYSTEMS.

This multidisciplinary programme will aim, through better understanding of the new physics of advanced materials structured on the nanoscale, to explore technological applications of photonic metadevices, particularly in telecommunications system applications.

The programme, directed by Prof. Nikolay Zheludev, will bring together research groups from Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre, School of Chemistry, and School of Physics & Astronomy, and Heriot-Watt University’s Photonics & Quantum Sciences Institute. It is supported by international academic partners from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and the National Taiwan University, and by industrial partners Dstl, Oclaro Technology Ltd., BAE Systems plc and Ilika plc.

"Metamaterials: Optical Properties on Demand"
Video by Webs Edge Education UK and The University of Southampton