High-impact Interdisciplinary PhDs in Nano (approx. 10-12 studentships) are available at  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NanoDTC). The EPSRC CDT in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NanoDTC) at the University of Cambridge invites applications from top-class independent-thinking students for its multidisciplinary MRes + PhD programme in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

Introduction: We welcome applicants from across Physical Sciences including Chemistry, Physics, Materials and Engineering. Entry into this prestigious programme is very competitive, and will take into account qualifications, aspirations and experience.

Students joining this 4-year programme will undergo thorough training in all aspects of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (through lectures, lab practicals and short projects) during their 1st year, before embarking on a PhD project designed by them in collaboration with supervisors of their choice, from a nearly a hundred Nano research groups around the University for a further three years, with second supervisors from another department.

An important component of the programme is exposure to innovation and business courses through the Judge Business School, and through programmed sessions with partner Nanotechnology companies.

The cohort of around 10-12 PhD students a year continues to interact closely together throughout the whole PhD programme, and also has an opportunity to interact with the wider NanoDTC network of over 500 students and academics in Cambridge, making the programme a highly enriching experience. Funding is provided to students to attend international conferences as well.

Key research areas: The research focus of this interdisciplinary Centre is on Assembly of Functional Nanomaterials and Nanodevices, working from Nano Science through Engineering to Applications, with a view to realising scalable nanomaterials and nanodevices. Research in the centre is aligned along four themes: Energy Materials, Sustainable Nano, Nano Biotechnologies and Nanoelectronics/Photonics:

Energy Materials: Photovoltaics, Batteries, Photocatalysis of H2O, Solar fuels, Supercapacitors,

Sustainable Nano: Functional Nanomaterials, Green Processes, Efficient Nano-Assembly,

Nano Biotechnologies: Cellular Imaging, Sensing, Targeting of disease, Microfluidics, Scaffolds,

Nano electronics / Photonics: Graphene, Organic electronics, Spintronics, Piezoelectrics, Nanophotonics,

Qualifications / Requirements: We invite applications from top-class independently-minded undergraduates expecting to graduate with a high degree (equivalent to a First class honours (1st) or Second class honours, upper division (2.i) in a relevant science or engineering discipline. International applicants should see this link to find out what grades they need to have. Applicants should have an interest in innovation, nanoscience and nanotechnology, and be motivated to work across traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Full funding is available for UK students and EU students resident in the UK for the past 3 years. Funding for exceptional EU and overseas students may also available.

Application Procedure: Applications for NanoDTC MRes + PhD programme should be made through the standard online Graduate Admission and Scholarship Application Form (GRADSAF) for Cambridge University. Please read the graduate prospectus entry for the NanoDTC and the application guide carefully before completing your application. Please visit www.nanodtc.cam.ac.uk/apply for more information and contact team@nanodtc.cam.ac.uk in case of questions.

Deadline: Applications are accepted until 30th June 2016, but early applications are strongly encouraged.

Please quote reference KA07469 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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