PhD Studentship 2018

We are seeking for ambitious individuals with interests in photonics and optics to study/work in the photonics lab at the University of Kent. We are well equipped with state-of-the-art software and experimental laboratory facilities.

Funded PhD Position Available Immediately !

A funded PhD student position, starting from September 2018, is immediately available in the Communications Research Group at the University of Kent. If you are interested in a PhD degree in the area of photonics, please look at following list of current projects. Alternatively you may wish to suggest an appropriate self-selected PhD topic within the field of photonics and consult Dr. Chao Wang for further discussion. For more information about his research work, please visit the Research page.

Requirements: The candidates should have a strong educational and research background in photonics/optics (Master degree is preferred), a strong motivation in research and an excellent study curriculum. Good publication record would be a plus. For overseas students (non-native speakers of English), an English Test score is usually required with minimum requirements: 6.5 IELTS (6.0 in Reading and Writing and 5.5 in Speaking and Listening). Test report should be taken within two years of the enrolment date.

Successful candidates will demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding research potential and will be expected to undertake some teaching commensurate with his/her experience.

Funding Details: Funding is available at the current home fee rate of 4,121/y together with a maintenance grant of 14,553.00/y (2017/2018 rate).

Length of Award: 3 years (PhD)

Start date: September 2018

Eligibility: Open to UK/EU and Overseas applicants.

Enquiries: Any enquiries relating to the project should be directed to Dr. Chao Wang (

Application: Apply for a PhD online here and specify the research topic under supervision of Dr Chao Wang.

Deadline: 21 January 2018