Undergraduate Research Opportunities

The TSM-CDT is offering research projects for undergraduates in 2017. Details of available projects and how to apply for summer 2017 UROPs are below. Projects last between 8 and 10 weeks and will be based in the department of the host academic supervisor. 

Who should apply?

  • You should have a strong aptitude for theory and mathematics
  • You should have a passion for research
  • You must be on course for a first-class honours degree, or equivalent, in physics, applied mathematics, chemistry, engineering, materials science, or related discipline
  • If you are studying for a 3-year BSc you should be in your second year of study. If you are studying for a 4-year MSci you should be in the second or third year of study. Final year undergraduates are not eligible.
  • You must be available for at least 8 weeks over the summer to undertake the project at Imperial College.
  • Note that only UK/EU nationals are eligible for funding.

Application Process

If you wish to be considered for 2017, please submit your application to miranda.smith@imperial.ac.uk . The deadline for interested applicants is 24th February 2017. Your application should include the following documents :

  • Your CV (including nationality)
  • A copy of your latest results transcript
  • A short supporting statement (up to 200 words)
  • A list of your top 3 projects ranked in order of preference

The Projects for 2017 are as follows: 

Project TitleSupervisorDepartment
Electrochemistry with Hairy Probes  Andrew Horsfield  Materials

A structural geology enigma how do kink bands form

 John-Paul Latham  Earth Sciences

Theory and simulation of solid-liquid interfaces

Johannes Lischner  Materials

The development of a code to generate atomic structures of arbitrary grain bound

Arash Mostofi and Adrian Sutton  Materials

Designing functional perovskites from first principles

Nicholas Bristowe and Arash Mostofi Materials

Understanding selectivity in the CRISPR CAS9 system

Stefano Angioletti-Uberti Materials
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