‌Undergraduate Research Opportunities

The TSM-CDT is offering research projects for undergraduates in 2018. Details of available projects and how to apply for summer 2018 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 2018, please submit your application to miranda.smith@imperial.ac.uk . The deadline for interested applicants is 28th February 2018. 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 CDT is able to offer some financial support for eligible UK/EU students taking UROP projects. If you would like to apply for funding alongside your project please include an additional note in your supporting statement outlining how much funding you would need to undertake the project, upto a maximum of £200 per week. 

The Projects for 2018 are as follows: 

Project TitleSupervisorDepartment
Getting ready for aqueous corrosion: adding water Andrew Horsfield Materials
Controlling Polymerisation with External Fields Stefano Angioletti-Uberti Materials
Quantum Percolation in Rare-Earth Materials Johannes Knolle Physics
Theory and simulation of solid‐liquid interfaces Johannes Lischner Materials
Computational materials discovery with Wannier functions Arash Mostofi & Valerio Vitale Materials
Designing oligiomeric dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells Kim Jelfs Chemistry
Understanding ‘solvent-in-salt’ systems: from fundamentals to applications Alexei Kornyshev Chemistry
Computational discovery and design of negative thermal expansion materials Arash Mostofi, Chris Ablitt, Nick Bristowe & Mark Senn Materials
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