The combination of Sensing and Measurement is arguably the most fundamental scientific discipline required and utilised by society: it impacts on all areas of life from integrated atomic clocks for GPS location, through the myriad of chemical and physical sensors found in science, industry, environmental monitoring, consumer goods, biomedicine, food, energy and transport.
Full funding is available to high calibre applicants for this programme
Now recruiting for 2018-19
Please see www.cdt-ism.org for full information about the CDT.
This EPSRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Sensing and Measurement (CDT-ISM) provides a four-year PhD training regime tailored to develop the leaders of tomorrow in this exciting field. Students will be immersed in the world-leading, multidisciplinary research community within the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow together with our range of international and industrial partners, united by the approach, methods, techniques common to the ubiquitous range of applications of sensing and measurement. CDT students will have access to world leading microfabrication facilities (SMC and JWNFC).
Examples of potential projects at Edinburgh:
- 3D electrospun hydrogel cell scaffold with opto-responsive fiber core for extracellular oxygen and pH mapping
- Micro-sensors for adaptive acoustic transduction
- A wearable low power radio frequency head imaging device for medical diagnostics and monitoring
- Design, manufacturing and test of a lactate sensor for the detection of hypoxia during baby delivery
For a full list please see www.cdt-ism.org/projects/. If there is a particular sensor technology that you would like to follow or if you have any questions related to the CDT, please contact Prof Ian Underwood.
How to apply
Please see www.cdt-ism.org/how-to-apply/ for information on the application process.
Deadlines are as follows:
- 31st January 2018
- 28th February 2018
- 31st March 2018
- 28th April 2018
Minimum entry qualification - an Honours degree at 2:1 or above (or International equivalent) in a relevant science or engineering discipline, possibly supported by an MSc Degree. Further information on English language requirements for EU/Overseas applicants.
Funding of stipend and fees is available for UK and EU candidates.