Postgraduate Research

A PhD is the passport to a career as a research scientist... but that's far from being the whole story!  The PhD is a widely respected and highly regarded qualification which certifies that the holder is a highly competent, professional, self-motivated achiever. Holders of PhDs in physical sciences and electronic engineering are in high demand in areas ranging from engineering industries to finance. Newly qualified PhDs often report that their PhD research has been the most stimulating, rewarding and challenging thing they have ever done.

Here at the ATI we offer PhD projects within one of our four research groups/centres, focussing on nanoelectronics, photonics, ion beams and theory and computation.  Much of the research we conduct span these boundaries and include participants from more than one group.  You can find out about current research being conducted by our researchers here.

Applying for a PhD within the ATI

A full list of our available PhD projects can be found here.  Alternative projects are very often formulated through discussions between prospective students and individual staff members and so if there is an area that interests you but you are unable to find the specific project listed, please contact a relevant member of staff to discuss further. 

A PhD normally lasts for 3½ years, during which time you will be supported by two academics who you will meet with on a regular basis.  You will also be part of the larger Faculty Graduate School community, which brings together researchers from all parts of the Faculty.  As part of the Graduate School you will attend a training programme that will help you gain the skills you require to become a fully-fledged researcher.

For further details on the application process and related information please follow the links shown on the right.

Contact us

For informal PhD enquiries:
Dr Peter Aaen
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor

For admissions enquiries:
T:  +44(0)1483 686069

Related links

PhD Students Graduation Ceremony

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