Non-Linear and Quantum Metamaterials
School of Physics and Astronomy
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship on a project to investigate novel metamaterials based on magnetic and superconducting materials.
Motivated by the promise for ground-breaking science and superior device applications, a rich research field on metamaterials has developed in recent years. The aim of this project is to take the next step and investigate structures containing non-linear and quantum-coherent materials. In particular we will combine microwave and magneto-optical metamaterial structures with low-loss magnetic and superconducting materials, to realise controllable frequency responses, strong controllable non-linearities, and the potential of quantum properties.
We offer an international atmosphere in a lively, interdisciplinary research environment which is part of an active collaboration (www.metamaterials.org.uk) between the School of Physics and Astronomy and the Schools of Mathematics, Electronics and Computer Sciences, and the Optoelectronics Research Centre.
This four-year studentship is supported by a Mayflower Scholarship in the School of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Southampton, providing full support of fees and a tax-free bursary of £13,590 per year. This scholarship is available only to United Kingdom and European Union citizens. Applicants should have, or be about to obtain, a first class or good 2:1 honours degree in Physics, or equivalent. Successful applicants are expected to engage in experimental research on metamaterials and also to assist in the School's teaching programmes, acquiring a combination of research and generic skills that are highly valued both in academic research and in industrial environments.
For on-line applications follow the appropriate links on www.soton.ac.uk/postgraduate/ or contact Ms Kim Lange (PhD@phys.soton.ac.uk). For further information related to the project contact Prof. Peter de Groot (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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