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QMUL / EPSRC PhD Studentships: Smart / Tunable Materials, Nanotechnologies, Antennas & Electromagnetics

Queen Mary University of London
London, England, UK
PhDsin UKPhDs in EnglandFull-time

£15,726 pa

Applications are invited for up to eight PhD Studentships, to undertake research in the area of smart/tunable materials, nanotechnologies, antennas and electromagnetics in collaboration with UK industries including Qinetiq, Thales UK and Huawei Technologies from September 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter. The studentships are based at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London and will be supervised by Prof Yang Hao (FIEEE) of the Antennas and Electromagnetics Group and other colleagues across the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

The studentships will involve the development of machine-learning algorithms in material modelling and control system designs. It is expected that the students will work in close collaboration with other postdoctoral researchers funded by the EPSRC ANIMATE project on Software Defined Materials under EP/R035393/1, both in QMUL and partner industry.

Candidates should have a first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent (and preferably a Masters Degree) in any relevant area including Electronic and Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Material Science or a related field, and the ability to demonstrate strong mathematical and analytical skills. Good programming skills and background in electromagnetics are also desirable.

One of these studentships, funded by Thales UK and an EPSRC Doctoral Training Account, is for fees plus a tax-free stipend starting at £15,726 per annum. It is a CASE award and attracts an additional stipend of £5,200 per annum from the industrial partner. Further details of the EPSRC scheme including terms and conditions can be found here: www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/dta/Pages/dta.aspx. Due to funding restrictions applicants must satisfy UK residence requirements as defined here: www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/help/Pages/eligibility.aspx

Other studentships will be available for all candidates including European and overseas students. We are valuing diversity and committed to equality.

Informal enquiries can be made by email to Prof Yang Hao at y.hao@qmul.ac.uk

How to apply
To apply please follow the on-line process (see www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply) by selecting “Electronic Engineering” in the “A-Z list of research opportunities” and following the instructions on the right hand side of the web page.

Application deadline: 10 August 2018

Please note that instead of the ‘Research Proposal’ we request a ‘Statement of Research Interests’.

Your Statement of Research Interest should answer two questions:

(i) Why are you interested in the proposed area?
(ii) What is your experience in the proposed area?

Your statement should be brief: no more than 500 words or one side of A4 paper. In addition we would also like you to send a sample of your written work. This might be a chapter of your final year dissertation, or a published conference or journal paper. More details can be found at: www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/phd/apply.php

Interviews are expected to take place between 23-31 August 2018.

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