1. PhD Opening in Applied Optics at University of Kent

    PhD Opening in Applied Optics at University of Kent

    Project Description

    A PhD position is available in the field of Lasers for Biomedical Optics. This project is in competition with other projects offered by the School of Physical Sciences for one of a number of Vice Chancellor’s PhD Studentships.

    The aim of the project is to devise the next generation of lasers for optical coherence tomography (OCT). Time stretch technology consists in using an ultrashort, ultrawide bandwidth laser that is stretched in a dispersing element. Using the concept of time stretch, over tens of MHz tuning rate becomes possible. Such lasers can drive the future OCT systems that will find application in surgery and real time navigation.

    The successful candidate will be based at the University of Kent’s main campus in Canterbury as part of the Applied Optics Group, and work under the supervision of Professor Adrian Podoleanu (Kent), with co-supervision from collaborators at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology on using such imaging tools for real time observation.

    This PhD Studentship is due to start in September 2019.

    Webpage(s): http://research.kent.ac.uk/applied-optics

    Contact: For further information or informal enquiries, please contact Adrian Podoleanu at ap11@kent.ac.uk

    How to Apply: To apply please go to https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/212/physics.

    You will need to apply through the online application form on the main University website. Please note that you will be expected to provide personal details, education and employment history and supporting documentation (Curriculum Vitae, transcript of results, two academic references).

    Deadline Date for Applications: 8th February 2019

    Funding Notes

    Applicants should have or expect to obtain a first or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Physics, Engineering, Computing or a related subject. The scholarship is available to both UK and EU nationals and will involve undertaking teaching/demonstrating duties during the period of study. This is in competition with other projects for a Vice Chancellor’s Research Scholarship, which would be offered at the standard UK Research Councils' rate (currently £14,777 to cover living costs) and will additionally cover tuition fees at the Home/EU rate (currently £4260).

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