The Institute of Shock Physics hosts a number of PhD students who are supported by a range of sponsors including: AWE Plc, EPSRC, QinetiQ and The Royal British Legion. We have new opportunities for PhD studentships each year.

If you are interested in any of the advertised PhD projects please contact Dr. Daniel Eakins ( with a CV and cover letter.

Imperial College London PhD Projects:


Determination of spatial temperature variations in dynamically compressed materials D. Eakins Institute of Shock Physics
High-resolution X-ray imaging of the mesoscale during dynamic loading D. Eakins Institute of Shock Physics


Anisotrophy Across the Strain Rates WG. Proud Institute of Shock Physics
Exploration of material strength at high pressure S. Bland
D. Eakins
Institute of Shock Physics
Characterisation of shock tube  B. Proud CBIS

UK Research Partners PhD Projects: