The Newcastle University invites applications for a PhD position in Physics under supervision of Dr Victor Pacheco-Peña. This PhD project aims to open new research avenues for future high-speed computing systems using light instead of electrical signals.
|Scholarship Sponsor||Newcastle University|
|Scholarships level||PhD studentship|
|Award Amount||100% of home tuition fees paid and annual living expenses of £15,609.|
|Fellowship Period||3.6 years|
|Study area||Physics, Computing Science, Metamaterials, and Engineering|
|Opening date||February 10, 2021|
|Closing date||March 31, 2021|
The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics invites applications for a PhD position in Physics, under the supervision of Dr Victor Pacheco-Peña.
Like electrical signals in digital/analogue circuits, electromagnetic waves and light-matter interaction can be manipulated by spatially engineering geometries of different materials where the waves travel. This PhD project is focused on the development of new paradigms for computing using electromagnetic waves. The project involves theoretical and numerical studies and experimental validations as proofs-of-concept of digital logic circuit elements (such as logic gates) widely known in digital electronics via artificial electromagnetic materials (metamaterials and metasurfaces)
We are looking for an outstanding student to research theoretical physics for the control of light-matter interactions using metamaterials and metasurfaces.
This PhD studentship is part of a recently awarded project from The Leverhulme Trust. The project will merge multiple expertise from Physics, Computing Science, Metamaterials, and Engineering. The successful candidate will join the Metamaterials and Plasmonics group as part of the Emerging Technologies and Materials group within the School of Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics at Newcastle University.
Postgraduate students at Newcastle University can also participate in a range of paid teaching activities, with training provided.
The deadline for applications is March 31, 2021
- You must have or expect a First Class or high 2:1 Honours degree or international equivalent in Physics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering or closely related disciplines.
- Enthusiasm for research, ability to think and work independently, excellent analytical skills, and strong verbal and written communication skills are essential requirements.
- If English is not your first language, you must have IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills).
- The award is available to home applicants only.
100% of home tuition fees paid and annual living expenses of £15,609.
You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application system.
Please include the following information:
- Insert the programme code 8821F in the programme of study section
- Select ‘PhD Physics (FT) – (Theoretical)’ as the programme of study
- Insert the studentship code MSP039 in the studentship/partnership reference field
- Attach a covering letter and CV. The covering letter must state the studentship title, quote reference code MSP039 , and state how your interests and experience relate to the project.
- Attach degree transcripts and certificates and, if English is not your first language, a copy of your English language qualifications.
For further information please email Dr Victor Pacheco-Peña ([email protected]).