My PhD project is joint with the Diamond Light Source and the Wilson Group at the University of Bath. It is a physical chemistry project and involves method development for using single crystal synchrotron X-ray diffraction (on Diamond’s I19 beamline) to image the evolution of hydrogen bonds in solid state systems, where laboratory....more
As a major UK science facility, Diamond offers exciting prospects for PhD students across a wide variety of scientific and technical areas.
The majority of Diamond-funded students involve collaboration with UK universities and are supported by a 50% contribution towards university fees, student stipend and certain travel, subsistence and accommodation costs and a 50% contribution from the university.
Students are given the opportunity to undertake a research project and submit a thesis for examination in accordance with the University’s regulations governing their PhD programme and the research is intended to lead to academic publications and to further the student’s career. Studentship projects are extremely varied, but are all similar in the sense that they are pushing the boundaries of what is possible on Diamond’s beamlines.
Currently Diamond has around 70 PhD students in collaboration with universities, with more than 30 students having already completed their PhDs.
Diamond are seeking external collaborators for studentships to propose new projects starting in Autumn 2017.
Proposals must be completed in partnership between an internal Diamond supervisor and an external partner.
We particularly welcome new collaborations which will continue our mission to be a world leading centre for synchrotron research.
Proposals for partnerships must be completed before the 2nd December 2016.
External partners seeking collaborations at Diamond are encouraged to contact colleagues directly through our research pages, or to contact one of the science coordiators for life or physical science.
For partners who have collaborated in the past, the process is now significantly different. Please see the pages on policy and timelines for further information.
PhD studentships beginning in autumn 2017 will be listed here and open for applications from March 2017.
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