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James Watt Scholarships for PhD Research from Autumn 2014

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Heriot-Watt University
05 December 2013
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
Chemistry, Engineering, Physics

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James Watt Scholarships for PhD Research from Autumn 2014

Heriot-Watt University

School of Engineering & Physical Sciences

As part of an ambitious expansion programme to intensify further our world-leading research programmes, Heriot-Watt University has created a third tranche of James Watt Scholarships in the School of Engineering & Physical Sciences.  For 2014 James Watt Scholarships, each providing full fees and stipend for 3 years from Autumn 2014, will be available in the following areas:

Reference    Title

Leading to a PhD in Chemistry

JWS2014/1      Photodissociation dynamics of atmospheric trace gases on water ice surfaces (Dr Hendrick Nahler)
JWS2014/2      Theoretical/computational chemistry (Prof. Martin Paterson)
JWS2014/3      Molecular collision dynamics (Prof. Ken McKendrick)
JWS2014/4      Organic synthesis and catalysis (Dr Ai-Lan Lee)
JWS2014/5      Molecular reaction dynamics at interfaces (Dr Stuart Greaves)
JWS2014/6      Computational organometallic chemistry (Prof. Stuart Macgregor)
JWS2014/7      Development of light-regulated tools for biomedical research (Dr Colin Rickman)
JWS2014/8      Super-resolution imaging analysis of cellular signal transduction networks (Dr Nick Leslie)

Leading to a PhD in Physics

JWS2014/9      Astrophotonics (Dr Robert Thomson)
JWS2014/10    Laser based manufacture of precision optics (Prof. Duncan Hand)
JWS2014/11    Optical diagnostics for additive manufacturing (Prof. Andrew Moore)
JWS2014/12    Quantum digital signatures (Dr Erika Andersson)
JWS2014/13    Experimental semiconductor quantum optics (Prof. Brian Geradot)
JWS2014/14    Active ultrathin optoelectronic devices with novel materials (Dr Xianzhong Chen)
JWS2014/15    Quantum information technologies (Prof. Gerald Buller)
JWS2014/16    Physics of organic polymer devices (Prof. Ian Galbraith)
JWS2014/17    Novel condensed matter systems with ultracold atoms (Dr Patrik Öhberg)
JWS2014/18    Applied photonics/optical sensing (Dr Jon Shephard)
JWS2014/19    Structured optic fibres for sensing in metallic components at very high temperatures (Dr Robert Maier)
JWS2014/20    Super-resolution and functional imaging of ion channel molecular activity in living cells (Prof. Rory Duncan)

Leading to a PhD in Chemical Engineering

JWS2014/21    Carbon Dioxide Capture, Storage and utilization (CCS) technologies (Prof. M. Maroto-Valer)

Leading to a PhD in Mechanical Engineering

JWS2014/22    Micromechanics in medicine (Prof. Bob Reuben)
JWS2014/23    Computational/experimental tissue mechanics (Dr Yuhang Chen)
JWS2014/24    3D Micro-assembly (Dr Xianwen Kong)
JWS2014/25    Microfluidic enrichment of donor DNA for detection of pancreatic islet graft rejection (Dr M Kersaudy-Kerhoas)

Leading to a PhD in Electrical Engineering

JWS2014/26    Microwave engineering/microfluidics (Prof. Marc Desmulliez)
JWS2014/27    Manufacturing/integrated systems (Dr C. Mateo-Segura)
JWS2014/28    Multispectral Imaging for medical and environmental applications (Prof. Steve McLaughlin)
JWS2014/29    Signal processing for the networked battle space (Prof. Yvan Petillot)

All applicants must have or expect to have a 1st class MChem, MPhys, MSci, MEng or equivalent degree by Autumn 2014.  Selection will be based on academic excellence and research potential, and all short-listed applicants will be interviewed (in person, by ‘phone or by Skype).

Further Information and How to Apply

Synopses of these projects, email addresses of supervisors from whom further details are available, and information on how to apply are all available on the website. Please click the 'Apply now' button.

Level of Award

For UK/EU students, £15k annual stipend plus fees (total value £59k).
For all other students, £10k annual stipend plus fees (total value £75k).

Closing Date: Friday, 28th February, 2014

Heriot-Watt University

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