University of Dublin Trinity College PhD studentship in Physics (Photonics), Ireland

Scholarship for PhD studies in Physics at University of Dublin Trinity College, Ireland

Study Subject:Physics
Employer:University of Dublin Trinity College
Scholarship Description: Applications are sought from suitably qualified candidates to undertake research towards a PhD degree in Physics. The candidates must ne citizens of European Union, have a first-class or upper second-class honours degree in Physics or a related discipline before the studentship begins and will work under the supervision of Prof. Eithne McCabe in the School of Physics in Trinity College Dublin. This training programme will include advanced specialized courses in Years 1 and 2, and students will benefit from the courses in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and generic skills training offered by the Innovation Academy. This PRTLI5-funded structured PhD programme integrates with existing research strengths of the School of Physics.
The project will involve novel imaging using surface plasmons. For more than a century the emphasis has been on diffraction limited resolution. In recent years many exciting, new approaches have emerged in terms of both imaging on the nanoscale and using nanoparticles to highlight charcateristics of a sample. The optical characteristics of many systems can be significantly enhanced by plasmonics. They promise to have a major impact in many areas of nanoscience including photonic electronics where surface plasmon polaritons offer promise in the miniaturisation of photonis circuits. This project will investigate the physics and applications of plasmonics in novel imaging environments.
The studentship, with a stipend of €16,000 per annum, is available from September 2011.

Scholarship Application Deadline:30 April 2011

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