Radiation Detection Doctoral Network (RADnet)

Radiation Detection Doctoral Network (RADnet)

PhD scholarships for 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.

Training and Research Opportunities

Each RADnet student will benefit from close connections between their host University and their training companies. With two industry-leading companies associated with each 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.

Studentship Funding

The network is offering 3 PhD studentships, to start in 2018/19, each based at one of the host Universities. Each studentship is funded for 3.5 years at normal UKRI studentship rates (equal to approximately £14,000 per year).

Radnet studentship are open to both UK and EU applicants.

PhD students will be based at their host University but will normally be expected to spend up to 3 months per year at either of their training companies. Your research project will be directed by a supervisory team consisting of your University supervisor plus your industrial supervisors.

Further Information

For further information about any of the advertised projects, please contact academic leads listed below:

Application Process

The Surrey-based PhD scholarship has been allocated (2018) and applications for that project are therefore closed. Applications for the other projects are currently (2019) open and we invite you to apply to the universities below. We invite applications from UK and EU students with a first degree in Physics or Engineering and who are strong self-motivated and interested in industrially-relevant doctoral research. Applications must be submitted directly to the host University using the University’s normal online application process. Please follow the links below:

Royal Holloway PhD applications: https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studyhere/postgraduate

University of Sussex PhD applications: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/phd

Please mention the project title and the name of the academic lead in your application.