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Please see the lists below for the current vacancies. If you require further information on staff vacancies, please contact the HR Manger: For further information on research studentships, please contact the secretary to the Director of Graduate Studies:

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Research Studentships


Please see the postgraduate section of the website for a full list of projects currently available.

Projects listed below carry their own funding (subject to contract with the sponsor), so finance in the form of a stipend and payment of fees is available to the successful candidate. However, eligibility for funding is in some cases restricted by the applicant's country of legal residence: below and in the detailed description of funded projects we use the term 'citizen' in respect of this country.

12 funded projects available at present.

***The Effect of Microstructure on Strength and Fracture Resistance of Nuclear Graphite
( James Marrow, David Nowell (Engineering))

*Architectures and algorithms for near-future quantum machine learning and optimization
( Prof S C Benjamin)

*Defect engineering in diamond for magnetic field imaging and gradiometry
( Prof Jason Smith and Prof Martin Booth, Dept of Engineering Science)

*DNA sequencing using graphene nanoelectrodes
( Dr J. A. Mol and Professor G. A. D. Briggs)

*DPhil in Photonics – Nanomanufacturing devices
( Professor H Bhaskaran)

*Efficient quantum device tuning using machine learning
( Edward Laird, Natalia Ares, Andrew Briggs, Simon Benjamin)

*Exploring low energy excitations with electron microscopy
( Dr R J Nicholls, Prof J R Yates, Prof P D Nellist)

*Linking Microstructure to Neutron Irradiation Defects in Advanced Manufacture of Steels
( Prof M P Moody)

*Micro-mechanical testing of SiC/SiC Composites for Aerospace applications
( Dr D.E.J.Armstrong)

*Putting spins into carbon nanostructures
( Dr L. Bogani and Professor G. A. D. Briggs)

*Stress Hot Spots in Ti alloys
( Prof A J Wilkinson)

Flash Sintering of Non-Oxide Ceramics for Armour
( R I Todd, R Livesey (Dstl))

New projects are added from time-to-time, so please review the list regularly.

Please see the postgraduate section of the website for a full list of projects currently available.

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