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PhD Opportunities

Work at the forefront of global photonics and advanced materials research:

We are seeking students with a background in physics, electronic engineering, chemistry or materials science to work with us on a variety of inter-related projects under major nanophotonics research programmes funded by the EPSRC (£5.6M) and the European Research Council (€2.6M).

You will join a strong international team of students, postdoctoral and academic staff working together on aspects of cutting-edge nanophotonics research – seeking to control light and light-matter interactions at the sub-wavelengths scale. A remarkable range of new phenomena is found in this regime, with wide-ranging potential applications in, for example, telecommunications, metrology, sensing, defence, super-resolution imaging, and data storage.

Our projects present opportunity to develop advanced skills in experimental photonics, computational electromagnetic modelling, application of machine learning and AI, electron and optical microscopy and nanofabrication.It is expected that students will publish papers in leading academic journals and present their work at international conferences as their research progresses.:

Find out more about life as a postgraduate student at the Optoelectronics Research Centre, and the support available (including generous stipends for UK students) www.orc.soton.ac.uk/phd.

Please direct informal enquiries to Prof. Zheludev and Dr. Plum including a copy of your CV.