EngD: Design and Build of a High Specification Extended FTIR Spectrometer (Heriot-Watt University)


This project consists of extending the range of FTIR spectrometry in order to be able to identify compounds that have their absorption bands out of the commonly used mid-IR range. This would enable the detection of a range of materials such as metallic and semiconducting compounds, and monitor reactions where nanocrystals are embedded in polymers. The project implies the "bottom-up" design of a high-end FTIR spectrometer, using modern design tools and state-of-the-art optical components.

EngD - Biomedical imaging and signal processing for the intra-operative detection of cancerous tissue (Heriot-Watt University)

Candidate information

The candidate will have, or expect to obtain, a 1st or 2:1 honours degree in physics or a related subject. A knowledge of optics, photonics, radiation physics and or signal processing and image analysis techniques would be an advantage.

The ideal candidate will have experience with practical instrumentation and experiments. they will feel comfortable using numerical techniques for modelling and data processing. 

Experience working in industry or in the medical devices industry would be an advantage. 

PhD - Development of Optoelectronic Sensor Systems to Support Materials Life Assessment (Heriot-Watt University)

This project looks to draw on the expertise within the CDT in Applied Photonics to support the development of novel technologies to support AWE in its mission to support and maintain the UK’s nuclear deterrent.

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