Projects for 2018 Entry

Key dates for students applying for entry to start their PhD research in October 2018

  • Physics department open day: 6 December 2017, 2pm - 5pm.
  • SPAT open day: 10 January 2018, 2pm - 4pm (TBD)

A list of PhD projects (and their supervisors) available in the Space and Atmospheric Physics group for students applying for entry in October 2018 is now available. 

Note that additional opportunities in climate change research are offered through the Grantham Institute.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you would be interested in undertaking a PhD on a topic not listed below but in a field of research covered in the SPAT group.

Projects for 2016 Entry

Atmospheric Physics

These projects are for entry in October 2018. They are funded by different mechanisms:

NERC Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership

The deadline for applications to this DTP is 8 January 2018. You should apply to the lead supervisor with a CV and cover letter directly; full details of how to apply can be found here

NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Quantiative and Modelling Skills in Ecology and Evolution (QMEE)

The deadline for applications to this CDT is 14 January 2018. Details of how to apply can be found here. We prefer that you choose option 1 and contact the proposed supervisor directly.

EPSRC CASE Award

Applications will be considered as soon as they are received. It is preferred that you contact the lead supervisor with a CV and cover letter directly prior to making your application.

All projects are also eligible for Imperial President's PhD Scholarship candidates. If you are considering applying for a Scholarship, please contact the appropriate supervisor as soon as possible.

 

 

Space Physics

These projects are for entry in October 2018. They are funded by different mechanisms:

STFC studentship supported projects

Applications will be considered as soon as they are received. It is preferred that you contact the lead supervisor with a CV and cover letter directly prior to making your application.

  • Physics of the inner heliosphere (Horbury). Contact Tim Horbury. Project description: 2018 Horbury project 1
  • Plasma environment at comet 67P (Galand). Contact Marina Galand. Project description: 2018 Galand project 1‌. [Note: Only UK students (and EU students who have done their UG studies in the UK) are eligible for the grant associated with this project]
  • The physics of energy transfer in magnetic reconnection, a universal plasma process (Eastwood). Contact Jonathan Eastwood. Project description: 2018 Eastwood project 1

NERC Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership

The deadline for applications to this DTP is 8 January 2018. You should apply to the lead supervisor with a CV and cover letter directly; full details of how to apply can be found here

 

All projects (except 'Plasma environment at comet 67P') are also eligible for Imperial President's PhD Scholarship candidates. If you are considering applying for a Scholarship, please contact the appropriate supervisor as soon as possible.

 

Laboratory Astrophysics

If you are interested in projects in laboratory astrophysics, please contact Juliet Pickering

Example project in laboratory astrophysics: Spectroscopy of astrophysically important elements and applications of the new atomic data to astrophysics: 2017 Pickering Lab Astro  

Need further information?

If you have any questions regarding the PhD program in SPAT, contact Dr. Helen Brindley.

Follow this link to be redirected to PhD application forms

Once you have submitted your application online, please save the full application in pdf format and send a copy to Dr Brindley and the Group Secretary at space.sec@imperial.ac.uk

Consider also applying to the Imperial College PhD Scholarship.