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PhD Studentship in Fibre Lasers at Aston University in UK, 2015-2016

Applications are invited for three-year PhD studentships supported partially by the European Research Council project led by Professor S. K. Turitsyn.  The PhD studentship is available to undertake research projects within the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AIPT) at Aston University, UK.  This studentship includes a fee bursary of £3,996 to cover the home/EU fees rate plus a maintenance allowance of £13,863. The application deadline is 10 February 2015.

Study Subject(s): Studentship is provided in Fibre Lasers at Aston University in UK.
Course Level: Studentship is available for pursuing PhD degree level at Aston University in UK.
Scholarship Provider: Aston University, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: The successful applicant should have a good honours degree in photonics, theoretical physics or experimental physics, or an appropriate closely related discipline. Preference will be given to applicants who hold a related master’s degree at distinction level. Relevant experience in fibre optics, laser science, optical engineering, optical measurements and numerical modelling will be advantageous.

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Scholarship Open for International Students: UK/EU and international students can apply for the studentship.

Scholarship Description: The projects are available in the fields of mode-locking fibre lasers and newly emerged area of pulsed ultra-long fibre lasers. The projects will include theoretical and experimental studies of pulsed fibre lasers including: pulsed random fibre lasers; advanced fibre mode-locked laser schemes with extended cavity, pulsed Raman fibre lasers, and dispersion-managed dissipative solitons in fibre lasers. Applications are invited for three-year PhD studentships supported partially by the European Research Council project led by Professor S. K. Turitsyn. The PhD studentship is available to undertake research projects within the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AIPT) at Aston University, UK. The successful applicants will join a world-renowned Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies and will be working at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary research problems and industrial applications. This is an opportunity to become a member of a vibrant team with a successful track record in photonics.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Scholarships are offered for three years.

What does it cover? This studentship includes a fee bursary of £3,996 to cover the home/EU fees rate plus a maintenance allowance of £13,863 in 2014/15. Applicants from outside the EU may apply for this studentship but will need to pay the difference between the ‘Home/EU’ and the ‘Overseas’ tuition fees, currently this is £10,914 in 2014/15.

Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification: Once we have all your references and associated documents, your application will be forwarded to possible supervisors in relevant research groups. At this point, a potential supervisor may contact you either to discuss your application, request more information, or even invite you for an interview. If you meet our criteria for admission and a supervisor in your chosen area of research is available, an offer letter will be sent to your correspondence address. If your offer is conditional, you will be required to fulfil these conditions prior to your enrollment.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. Applications should be accompanied by a research proposal (maximum 2 sides of A4), a brief review of relevant research literature, plus two academic references.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 10 February 2015.

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