We are recruiting M.Phil/Ph.D. students in the following research areas:

  • Photovoltaics
  • Energy Efficient Materials
  • Plasmonics and Metamaterials
  • Plastic Electronics
  • Imaging and Spectroscopy
  • Nanotechnology
  • Magnetic Materials
  • Optoelectronics
  • Materials Growth and Processing

Specific projects to start in October 2017 can be downloaded from the following link: Experimental Solid States Projects for Oct 2017 Entry

You are encouraged to visit the EXSS group at the Departmental Open day on 5th December 2016 and the EXSS group open day on the 11th January 2017.

Please contact Dr Ned Ekins-Daukes if you have further research questions. For any applications enquiries please contact Alicia Tulloch

To apply to the Experimental Solid State Physics group you must complete an online application form. Enter "Experimental Solid State Physics" in the Research Group field to ensure that your application reaches us. If there is a particular research area you are interested in, you can nominate the topic and supervisor, but your application will be considered by the research group as a whole. Successful applicants will be contacted by an EXSS representative for an interview.

Interviews generally take place on Wednesday afternoons either in person or if you live abroad, by phone/skype. You may also need to apply for a scholarship to cover fees and your living expenses. Further information on scholarships is posted on the Postgraduate Scholarships page and you are encouraged to discuss your scholarship application as soon as possible with the EXSS member whose project you are interested in working on.