A Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Sensing and Measurement (CDT-ISM) - (This EPSRC initiative has funded positions available)

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.

Prestigious EPSRC Awards are available to high calibre applicants for this programme

Now recruiting for 2017-18

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) as well as the UoE FabLab for rapid prototyping.

Examples of potential projects at Edinburgh

For a full list please see www.cdt-ism.org. 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 www.cdt-ism.org/how-to-apply/ for information on the application process.

Deadlines are as follows:

  • 31st January 2017
  • 28th February 2017
  • 31st March 2017
  • 28th April 2017


Contact Prof Ian Underwood at i.underwood@ed.ac.uk, 0131 650 5631/7474
Alternatively contact Prof Andy Harvey at the University of Glasgow, andy.harvey@glasgow.ac.uk, 0141 330 8606.

Closing Date: 

Friday, April 28, 2017
James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, Hawaii
James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, Hawaii

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: