EPic Laboratory


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PhD studentship at Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies: Nature Photonics Cover

Temporal Cavity Solitons Microcombs


We are currently looking for a PhD student to work in the development of novel integrated micro-comb technology.

One of the most exciting recent developments in physics has been the application of cutting-edge science to a generation of new quantum technologies, and the Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies is one of the world’s leading centres for research in this area.

Miniaturised atomic clocks in a portable format are expected to change the way we access timing, positioning and navigation. They are a fundamental building block for the new generation of quantum sensors and could play a key role in making our ~society resilient to GPS spoofing and jamming

The successful applicant will join a team within the Emergent Photonics Lab at the Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies. During the PhD, the students will receive both academic and transferable skills training through the Doctoral and Industry Training Academy and through our membership of the South East Physics Network (http://www.sepnet.ac.uk), as well as project-specific skills through project supervision. 

More information can be found here.

You will gain access to state of the art photonics equipment including two atomic-clock stabilised ultrafast frequency combs. Please head to the University of Sussex's Physics PhD Scholarships for more information.

What we fund

• Fully-paid tuition fees for three and a half years.
• A tax-free bursary for living costs for three and a half years. From October 2021/22 this is expected to be £15609 per year.
• A support grant for three and a half years of £1,650 per year for travel and conferences.
• If you are not a UK national, nor an EU national with UK settled/pre-settled status, you will need to apply for a student study visa before admission

Apply for PhD at EPic Lab

You apply directly to Sussex using our postgraduate application system.

Talk to us!

You may contact Dr Alessia Pasquazi for more info 

Undergraduate Projects

We are always looking for motivated MSc or MPhys students to undertake their final year projects with us, please contact Professor Marco Peccianti or Dr Alessia Pasquazi for information on our current projects.