I studied Physics Engineering at Politecnico di Milano (Milano, Italy), where I earned a bachelor’s degree followed by a master’s degree. Both of them consisted mainly of solid state physics classes, with a particular focus on semiconductors (for electronics and photonics application) and magnetic nanostructures. My first experience in research was at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (Grenoble, France), where I spent 10 months working as a trainee for my master thesis project.
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Following the launch of the new doctoral studentship programme in 2017, Diamond is now welcoming proposals for PhD studentships to start in 2018. The programme will continue to strengthen collaborations with partners across the UK, and bring together a cohort of exceptional students to carry out world leading research in synchrotron technology.
Diamond studentships attract an enhanced stipend, in recognition of the rural location of the facility, and also to encourage high quality candidates to apply to the programme.
Studentships will be between Diamond and Research Organistion partners (UK higher institutions and/or other approved organisations). We expect that students will spend 50% of their studentship, which will usually last between 3.5-4 years, at Diamond.
2018 cohort timeline
|Friday 6th October 2017||Call for PhD Studentship proposals closed 5pm (BST)|
|Late October 2017||Studentship proposals longlisted|
|1st, 3rd, 10th, 17th November 2017||Review panel interviews with Diamond supervisors|
|Early December 2017||Successful studentships advertised on Diamond website|
|September/October 2018||New PhD candidates start|
Applications should be prepared in collaboration with the proposed Diamond supervisor. Please contact your preferred collaborator directly to discuss the proposal.
If you wish to discuss potential collaborations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org who will direct you to a suitable advisor.
All applications should be made using the new studentship proposal form available above and submitted to email@example.com no later than 5pm (BST) Friday 6th October 2017.
Please make sure to read all of the relevant documentation before submitting a proposal. Forms must be completed in full and with sufficient detail to ultimately enable Diamond's Studentship Review Panel to critically evaluate the submitted proposal. Once the Studentship proposal form has been completed, the Student Engagement Officer will review the details submitted, if further clarification is required this will be requested prior to being submitted to the Studentship Review Panel.
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