Superconducting Medical Accelerator

Heavy ions of high speed play an important role in medical therapy, particularly for cancers. However, conventional accelerators to generate high speed ions are large in size and high in power consumption, which are not suitable to be installed in urban medical practises/centres. This project is to investigate compact and energy-effective superconducting accelerators. This project involves feasibility study of medical accelerators, analysis of superconducting accelerators, modelling and measurement. The PhD candidate will collaborate with colleagues from medical research groups.

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Principal Supervisor: 

Dr Quan Li

Eligibility: 

A first degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering is required. Related degree programmes with a significant content in electrical/mechanical engineering will also be considered.

Further information on English language requirements for EU/Overseas applicants.

Funding: 

Full Scholarship, including fees and stipend.

Further information and other funding options.

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