EPSRC Vacation Scholars 2017

EPSRC Vacation Scholars 2017

Each year, the University recruits a number of undergraduate students to work on a research project over the summer under the EPSRC Vacation Scholars scheme.

The scheme supports undergraduate students to gain practical first-hand experience of research and encourages them to consider a research career. Students receive a stipend of £220 per week (assuming satisfactory engagement with their research) and carry out a project lasting eight-ten weeks during the summer holiday. All students will be invited to a reception in September at which they will be required to present their research.

Students should be in the middle years of a first degree within EPSRC's remit, and able to fulfil EPSRC doctoral training grant eligibility requirements by the end of their undergraduate degree (ie be classified as home/EU for fee purposes).

Applications should be submitted using the below form to scieng-gradschool@glasgow.ac.uk by 2 June 2017. Projects will commence on Monday 26 June.

EPSRC Vacation Scholars Application Form

Projects are available across the Schools as follows:

School of Chemistry

New materials for flexible electronics Dr Emily Draper
Developing a new method of age grading Anopheles mosquitoes using infrared spectroscopy and artificial neural networks Dr Mario González Jiménez
Molecular Nano-Clusters with Embedded Spins as QBITs for Quantum Computing Dr Laia Nadal, Prof Lee Cronin, Dr Vihar Georgiev


School of Computing Science

Optimisation and graph-solver technology: solving sub-graph problems Ciaran McCreesh
Clinically-aware assistive text input for electronic health records Dr Yashar Moshfeghi


School of Engineering

Microbial cell factories: evaluating bacteria used in biotechnologies for metabolic efficiency and genome integrity
Dr Jillian Couto
Assessing sites for geothermal exploration and development in Eastern Africa Dr Neil Burnside
Innovative deep learning algorithms to analyse the radar micro-Doppler signatures of people Dr Francesco Fioranelli


School of Geography & Earth Science

Freshwater pearl mussel conservation: Assessing mussel stress and developing a novel sensor to measure mussel gape Dr Rhian Thomas


School of Mathematics & Statistics

Statistical learning approaches for global classification of lake water quality Dr Ruth O'Donnell


School of Physics & Astronomy

Gigascope: Low-cost gigapixel phase microscope for high-speed medical diagnostics in developing countries Dr Pavan Konda