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Project Opportunities and Research Topics

For a September 2017 start we have only **THREE** remaining four year studentships leading to PhDs in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Materials or Life Sciences, listed below. If you are interested in joining a dynamic team involved in all aspects of Diamond Research then please click here to apply now. We will arrange for you to speak with project supervisors and guide you through the application process.

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ELECTRONICS & DEVICES
 GEO
GEOPHYSICS
 MfG
MANUFACTURING
 M&S
MEASUREMENT & SENSING
 TH_COM
THEORY & COMPUTATION
 MED_BIO
MEDICAL, BIOPHYSICS & BIOCHEMISTRY
 OPT_PHTN
OPTICS & PHOTONICS
 Q_TECH
QUANTUM TECHNOLOGIES

Fully funded studentships are available to UK and EU students (non-UK EU students must have resided in the UK for three years prior to the start of their course in order to be eligible). A limited number of studentships are available to exceptional international candidates.

Electronics and Devices ELECTRONICS & DEVICES

Diamond - Semiconductor Integration - The Challenge of Thermal Expansion Mismatch

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Theory and Computation THEORY & COMPUTATION

First Principles Modelling of the Excited State and Simulated Spectroscopy

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Multiscale Modelling of the Effect of Defects on the Mechanical Properties of Diamond

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Geophysics GEOPHYSICS


Spectroscopic and Imaging Studies of Defect Distributions in Natural and Synthetic Diamond

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Medical, Biophysics and Biochemistry MEDICAL, BIOPHYSICS & BIOCHEMISTRY


Nanodiamond as an Optically Robust Fluorophore for Targeted Imaging of Neural Structures

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Manufacturing MANUFACTURING


Smart Sensor Technologies for Diamond/cBN Tools

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Tribology and Wear of Polycrystalline Diamond Bearings

Supervisors: Prof. Kam Chana (Oxford)
Partners: Element Six Ltd
Start Date: September 2017
Application Deadline: Flexible, interviews from end of January onwards

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Optics and Photonics OPTICS & PHOTONICS


Compact, Diamond-Cooled and Stabilised Semiconductor Disk Lasers for Quantum Technology

Supervisors: Dr Jennifer Hastie (Strathclyde)
Partners: Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics and Bath University
Start Date: September 2017
Application Deadline: Flexible, interviews from end of January onwards

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Measurement and Sensing MEASUREMENT & SENSING


Supporting Diamond Sensors in Extreme Environments

Supervisor: Dr Alton Horsfall (Newcastle)
Partners: Warwick University and Aberystwyth University
Start Date: September 2017
Application Deadline: Flexible, interviews from end of January onwards

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Bioanalytical Applications of Diamond Electrodes

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Quantum Technology QUANTUM TECHNOLOGY


Light Storage in Diamond via Stimulated Brillouin Absorption

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Engineering the Optical Properties of Diamond using Laser Processing

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