PhD Opportunities

PhD Opportunities

A student looking into the PLD vacuum chamberWe are a very active research group with a strong international reputation well supported by the funding councils, research councils and industry.

We are currently seeking candidates for research council supported studentships starting in October 2014. If you wish to join us, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please note that all our standard studentships are only open to UK or EU residents (see funding). Residents of other countries are ineligible for these positions. It is possible, however, for students from any country to apply for scholarships or prize studentships from SUPA and the University of Glasgow, these are generally advertised in late autumn/winter for entry the following October and many have deadlines in January. Please talk to us before making any scholarship application so that this can be coordinated as well as possible.

For further information for prospective postgraduates in the School of Physics and Astronomy please see the following Physics and Astronomy PhD pages. For details of application forms, the application process and scholarships please refer to the College of Science and Engineering Graduate School pages.


Current Areas of Interest

Current Areas of Interest

Research in the Materials and Condensed Matter Physics Group is focused on understanding the materials, films and devices at the nanoscale or even the atomic scale.  Some areas of current interest include:

  • Spintronics for information processing and storage in magnetic nanowires
  • Development of time resolved transmission electron microscopy techniques
  • Understanding the structure and properties of optical coatings
  • Developing high efficiency and low cost polymer solar cells
  • Growth of advanced oxide materials for memory and electronics applications
  • Ultrahigh precision quantification of the atomic structure of nanoscale objects

Detailed project descriptions are listed on the following page.



Facilities

Facilities

We have excellent state-of-the-art electron and ion beam facilities for nanoanalysis and magnetic imaging in the Kelvin Nanocharacterisation Centre and are part of the SuperSTEM project. We have cryogenic and superconducting magnet facilities for quantum transport studies. We are members of the Nanoelectronic Research Centre providing nanoscale fabrication facilities in the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre.


Contact details

Contact details

Dr. Stephen McVitie

School of Physics and Astronomy
Kelvin Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
Scotland

Email: Stephen.McVitie@glasgow.ac.uk

Tel: +44 141 330 6895
Fax: +44 141 330 4464