Applied X-ray spectroscopy


Diversity fuels scientific creativity. As a group, we are committed to fully embracing equality and inclusion across gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, age, religion, physical and mental ability, neurodiversity, physical appearance, and experience and perspective. We approach our work curiously, openly, and fearlessly. We strive to improve and learn constantly and will celebrate every single win we achieve as individuals and as a team.

We love to welcome new people to the group! If you’re keen to play with X-rays and excite some electrons, you’ve come to the right place.

As part of the CDT Advanced Materials Characterisation there are two joint PhD projects available to start in autumn 2021 and you can find more information on the application process following the links. Project 10 on the list on “Developing ultra-flexible molecular framework thin films for sensing devices” is joint with Dr Andrew Cairns at Imperial College London and project 20 on “Unravelling Electronic, Structural and Functional Phenomena in Complex Materials” is joint with Dr Laura Ratcliff at Imperial College London.

We are always open to discuss joint funding applications. There is a range of funding opportunities available for PhD positions and we are happy to discuss supporting you, if you are thinking of applying at UCL. We host students on the CDT Advanced Materials Characterisation. Please contact Anna for any inquiries.

For more information on PhD funding visit UCL’s student funding website.

We host MSci and MSc students and undergraduate project students. Do get in touch, if you’d like to discuss any of these programs.