As part of the £80m UK National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensors and Metrology (http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/quantum/index.aspx), we are seeking applications for 12 4-year PhD studentships to work on the development and application of high-precision quantum sensors of magnetic fields for biomedical imaging, rotation for navigation, and gravity for underground mapping.
The projects – experiment and/or theory – cover a wide range of topics including: ultracold atom systems; atom chips; optical and quantum electronic device design, fabrication and study; 3D printing of next-generation sensor chips; biomedical imaging; ultra-high vacuum systems; applications of cold-atom sensors.
There are excellent opportunities for collaboration with people in other disciplines, for example engineering and biomedical imaging, and with the Hub’s 5 university and 65 industry partners.
The School of Physics and Astronomy is one of the largest in the UK and in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 we were placed joint 3rd in a ranking of 41 Physics departments.
Information about how to apply for these studentships is available at [http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/physics/studywithus/postgraduate/howtoapply.... Nottingham University webpage]: Please refer to the Quantum Technology Hub in your application. Applicants must be UK or EEA nationals.