Shaping the future: inspirational PhD opportunities
Always seeking to push boundaries and leading the way in excellent research, the Engineering Department at Lancaster University has announced a number of new PhD scholarships.
Working alongside Sellafield Sites Ltd, Dr Fabrice Andrieux of Lancaster University will be the lead supervisor of the project entitled 'The Micro-Optical Ring Electrode: A Sensor for Multiple Actinide Ions Monitoring.'. The driver for the research is to develop the MORE for nuclear applications, namely the characterisation of uranium, neptunium and plutonium ions present in aqueous solutions.
Examining the in-situ monitoring of radionuclides in groundwater with emphasis on tritium detection will be the focus of the project lead by Dr David Cheneler of Lancaster University. The objective is to develop a new type of solid state tritium detector with high counting efficiencies that can be used in the field for continuous monitoring of groundwater.
Robotics in the Nuclear industry will be explored in the project led by Dr James Taylor, with the aim of improving the sense of immersion by remote operators to develop a semi-autonomous robotic system for use in robots accessing areas of high radiation to perform complex tasks.
For further information and details of how to apply, go to www.engineering.lancs.ac.uk/postgraduate/studentships
Fri 11 April 2014
School of Computing and Communications computer scientists are at the forefront of a UK-wide BBC initiative launched on March 12th to inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, programming and digital technology.
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Tue 31 March 2015
A Faculty team representing science, technology, engineering and maths took part in EDF Energy's 'Science Day' on Saturday 21st March at Heysham Power Station.
Wed 25 March 2015
Professor Roger Jones has replaced Professor Peter Ratoff as Head of the Physics Department. Roger gained a PhD studying neutrino interactions at CERN and Fermilab before starting his career at CERN working at the Large Electron-Positron (LEP) Collider.
Tue 24 March 2015
As part of British Science week, 170 students from 14 schools across the region came to Lancaster University on Wednesday 18th March to compete in science, technology, engineering and mathematics challenges.
Mon 23 March 2015