Intelligent Sensing and Measurement


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 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:

For a full list please see 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.

Further Information: 

How to apply

Please see for information on the application process.

Deadlines are as follows:

  • 31st January 2018
  • 28th February 2018
  • 31st March 2018
  • 28th April 2018


Contact Prof Ian Underwood at, 0131 650 5631/7474
Alternatively contact Prof Andy Harvey at the University of Glasgow,, 0141 330 8606.

James Clark Maxwell Telescope, Hawaii
James Clark Maxwell Telescope, Hawaii
CDT-ISM Research students with a glider
CDT-ISM research students with a glider
CDT-ISM Researcher with laptop in the lab
CDT-ISM Researcher with laptop in the lab

Principal Supervisor: 


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.


Informal Enquiries: