23 August 2017
Lancaster University has recently been awarded funding for a new doctoral training centre from STFC starting October 2017, based at the Cockcroft Institute.

The Accelerators for Security, Healthcare and Environment (ASHE) project will have an intake of 5 PhD students in 2017 who will undertake research projects on the application of particle accelerators to these three vital areas. The first cohort will look into projects on radiotherapy, X-ray imaging and cargo screening. The project has strong backing from industrial partners and each project is linked to at least one UK company. Each student will take a 3-6 month industrial placement in that company. Industrial partners include Elekta, TMD, Antaya, Adaptix, Rapiscan and the NHS through Christie and Clatterbridge.

The head of the ASHE project Dr Graeme Burt at Cockcroft and Lancaster University said “The Cockcroft has long had a world leading education programme in the training of PhD student, and this new project aligns this with our strength in accelerators aimed towards the UK’s industrial strategy”

Anyone interested in applying for one of the studentships can apply at https://www.cockcroft.ac.uk/education-and-training/phd-information.