PhD Studentships on Antennas and Applied Electromagnetics

Applications are invited for up to four PhD Studentships, to undertake research in the area of Microwave Metamaterials, Transformation Optics, Graphene Engineering and Computational Electromagnetics related to several EPSRC and EU projects from March 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter. The studentships are based at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) and will be supervised by Prof. Yang Hao (FIEEE) of the Antennas and Electromagnetics group. The studentships will involve the design of microwave metamaterials and antennas based on transformation optics, electromagnetic modelling and experimental characterisation of nanomaterials including graphene and spintronics. It is expected that the students will work in close collaboration with other researchers, both in QMUL and at collaborating universities.

Candidates should have a first class honours degree or equivalent (and preferably a Masters Degree) in any relevant area including Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field, and the ability to demonstrate strong mathematical and analytical skills. Good programming skills and a background in microwave circuits are also desirable.

This studentship will cover student fees and a tax-free stipend for 3 years starting at £15,590 per annum and is available to candidates of all nationalities.

Informal enquiries can be made by email to Prof. Yang Hao at To apply please follow the on-line process (see the Apply button below) by selecting “Electronic Engineering” in the “A-Z list of research opportunities” and following the instructions on the right hand side of the web page.

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Please note that instead of the ‘Research Proposal’ we request a ‘Statement of Research Interests’. Your Statement of Research Interest should answer two questions: (i) Why are you interested in the proposed area? (ii)What is your experience in the proposed area? Your statement should be brief: no more than 500 words or one side of A4 paper. In addition we would also like you to send a sample of your written work. This might be a chapter of your final year dissertation, or a published conference or journal paper. More details can be found at:

The closing date for the applications is 31st January 2013. Interviews are expected to take place after 15th February 2012.

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