• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    Are you interested in researching within a multidisciplinary project to develop a novel polymer waveguide biosensor capable of single biomolecule detection for very early, rapid and low cost detection of pathogens behind COVID19, Avian Influenza and many other illnesses? Aston Institute of Photonics is hiring!

    You would work alongside myself, Dr Kaiming Zhou and Professor David Webb (all AIPT – the world renown Aston Institute for Photonic Technologies), and in collaboration with colleagues in EBRI (Dr Alfred Fernández-Castané), LHS (Prof. Anna Hine) and EPS (Dr Thomas Thatapudi), and leading academic and industrial collaborators outside of Aston University to use a novel detection scheme that through exploiting a weakness of polymer photonics will not only lead to the first ever optical biosensor in such a material but also three beyond state of the art achievements

    BIOAI– a state of art BIOsensor from a novel photonic polymer transducer for a low cost rapid field deployable diagnostic instrument capable of Avian Influenza detection.
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    from within the EPS call for PhD applications:

    Candidates for this potential studentship should apply directly to the Aston University Graduate School from the 3rd of December 2022 until the 31st Jan 2023 to have their eligibility checked. Candidate interviews will take place on the week commencing 21st February 2023 until the 3rd March 2023 and the best candidate will be presented along with the project on 8th March 2023. The best candidate/project combinations will be funded (up to 10). Please contact for further details of how to apply.

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