EPSRC CENTRE FOR DOCTORAL TRAINING IN APPLIED PHOTONICS
The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Applied Photonics will replace the EPSRC Industrial Doctorate Centre in Optics and Photonics Technologies in September 2014.
Full details of the new centre can be found in the leaflet attached (see bottom of page).
EPSRC INDUSTRIAL DOCTORATE CENTRE IN OPTICS AND PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGIES
The EPSRC Industrial Doctorate Centre in Optics and Photonics Technologies exists to produce doctoral graduates with the technical and business skills needed to become industrial research leaders in this fast-moving area. Funding comes principally from the EPSRC, with a minority contribution from industry.
Together with our industrial partners we provide commercially-focused, Engineering Doctorate training across an expansive range of technologies in optics and photonics.
Ten fully-funded places are available each year for suitably qualified candidates who meet our eligibility criteria. The EngD degree programme lasts for 4 years, and our doctoral students – known as Research Engineers – receive an annual stipend of £20,090 (currently tax-free). During the programme, Research Engineers take 180 credits (1 year full-time effort) of technical and business taught courses, spending their remaining time on industrially-based research.
The Industrial Doctorate Centre in Optics and Photonics Technologies is a collaboration between Heriot-Watt, Glasgow, St Andrews and Strathclyde Universities. With 350 members we are the largest academic body of optics and photonics researchers in the UK. We are one of eighteen EPSRC-funded Industrial Doctorate Centres.