Experimental Particle Physics Research Group

Funded PhD studentships

We are currently accepting applications for an industrial collaborative PhD studentship as part of the Radiation Detection Doctoral Network (Radnet). To apply for the University of Sussex based project, use the online application form, specifying Radnet in the finance section, and Dr Simon Peeters as the project supervisor.

PhD Scholarships - Radiation Detection Doctoral Network - Industrial collaborative PhD projects 

The Radiation Detection Doctoral Network ‘Radnet’ is a new collaborative doctoral training programme carrying out research and training in radiation detection and applications. The network is run by a consortium of the Universities of Surrey, Sussex and Royal Holloway, in collaboration with our industrial partners National Physical Laboratory, Kromek, Hilger Crystals, Ultra Energy and Rapiscan Systems. The network is also supported by the South East Physics Network (SEPnet).

The Radnet doctoral training network brings together PhD researchers, academics and industrial scientists and engineers to focus on collaborative research projects which are directly applicable to industrial challenges. The University of Sussex based project is described below: 

Next generation scintillator-based detector arrays for fast CT systems (University of Sussex, Rapiscan Systems and Hilger Crystals)

This project will identify next generation scintillator-based detector arrays for fast CT imaging systems, investigating scintillator performance and manufacturing processes and developing systematic testing protocols. The study will include detailed computer (GEANT4) simulations of optical transport and radiation deposition processes in scintillator materials.

A Unique Training and Research Experience 

The Radnet student will benefit from close connections between their host University and their training companies. With two industry-leading companies associated with the research project, you will have outstanding opportunities for industrial placements, cross-network training events, and access to additional researcher opportunities through the SEPnet Graduate School and the NPL Postgraduate Institute. Radnet PhD students will be uniquely equipped to carry out high quality doctoral research, and to deliver industry-relevant solutions for UK companies. 

Further Information and Applications

The studentship is funded for 3.5 years at ~£14k per year, and is open to both UK and EU applicants.

We invite applications from students with a first degree in Physics or Engineering and who are strong self-motivated and interested in industrially-relevant doctoral research.

Further information about the project, and full application information: www.sepnet.ac.uk/radnet

Applications are welcome from UK and EU students for studentships starting in October 2019.

The application is open until the position is filled.