To embark on the student’s career in Physical Science, the University of Liverpool announce the Ph.D. Studentships in the Ultra-high Resolution Radiation Sensor funding for the international students who will be commencing their Ph.D. degree in the United Kingdom for the academic year of 2022-2023.
The studentship is for the Ph.D. degree who wish to pursue their education and achieve the right knowledge and skills they may be needing for the future.
The silicon sensor has been a key tool in all the major inventions in particle accelerators over the past few decades. Their technology has come a long way since being introduced to particle physics experiments more than 40 years ago but is now slowing down due to fundamental aspects of the design. Liverpool scientists have proposed a new approach to creating devices with more than twice the resolution. This will result in unprecedented performance for this type of sensor and open up a huge field of application, initially in high energy physics but also in areas of science.
The working principle of this device has been demonstrated and future improvements require characterizations, simulations, and electric designs. In addition, the extremely small pixel size results in a large array of individual sensor cells with a density increase of 3 or more times compared to pixel sensors currently used in the CERN-LHC particle physics experiments. Detecting such high pixel densities is a major challenge requiring simulation in different work scenarios and the application of the new algorithmic approaches will be based on machine learning.
The project was proposed by the particle physics cluster with the collaboration of the microelectronics group of Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) in Trento, Italy. Students have the opportunity to spend approximately 21 months in each location. A 6-month internship in the industry completes the entire LIV.INNO training offer.
Scholarship Provider: University of Liverpool
About the Provider
The Liverpool Doctoral Center for Innovation in Intensive Data Science (LIV.INNO) is an integrative training center for a diverse group of pre-eminent students in intensive data science. The center’s focus is on tackling data challenges generated by research in astronomy, nuclear physics, theoretical physics, particle physics, and accelerators.
Founded in 1881, the University of Liverpool is often ranked as one of the top universities in the world. It offers students a truly unique educational experience, where learning and teaching take place in the latest in their respective fields.
Students can choose from a variety of undergraduate, master’s, and research programs at the university. Universities can help students to specialize, change careers, move into a new industry, or obtain the certificates required for their chosen profession. Aiming to support the students to become creative, culturally graduates have a high employability rate and enable them to connect to the world. Mission To advance the learning process and ennoblement of every life, to this day, the university focuses on providing efforts as they strive to achieve every student’s ambitions and face the challenges in their lives.
Research Project at The University of Liverpool
The management, analysis, and interpretation of large and complex data sets and high data rates are a growing challenge for many areas of science and the industry. In recent years, the university has witnessed a dramatic increase in data in many areas of science and technology due to advances in sensors, biotechnology, internet applications, digital communication, and mobile devices.
The Research Projects at the University of Liverpool offers a comprehensive training program for three groups of science-intensive students to address these issues. The center’s focus is on tackling data challenges generated by research in astronomy, nuclear physics, theoretical physics, particle physics, and accelerators.
- Academic Year: 2022-2023
- Applicant’s Nationality: International
- Degree Level: Doctoral Degree
- Field: Physics
- Number of Awards: NA
- Duration: 48 Months
- Scholarship Awards: Tuition fee and maintenance allowance
- Scholarship Country: United Kingdom
- Renewable: Yes
- Offered Annually: Yes
To apply for the scholarship award, the students must meet the criteria of the scholarship.
- Must be an overseas student and will be admitted at the Department of Physics at the University of Liverpool.
- Interested applicants are required to have good programming skills and strong math abilities.
- Must be able to provide evidence of competence in oral and written English.
- Good academic background and wide knowledge in the field.
- Must be classified as an international self-funded students
The application process for the scholarship was made fast and easy by the university, a self-funded students must submit their completed application forms along with the required documents to support the application process and evaluation.
To complete the application process through an online portal created by the university, students must follow and complete the following:
- Official transcript of records
- University Transcript
- Degree Certificates
- English Language Certificates
- Two reference
- Research Proposal
- Personal Statements
The Applications are primarily evaluated on the basis of previous and expected academic achievements, so you must complete the application form completely. If you wish to apply for a course of study within the framework of a cooperation agreement with another university, you must state this in your application.
The applicants are required to meet the entry requirements for admission to the University of Liverpool.
The University of Liverpool will cover the full tuition fee of the successful candidates and a tax-free living stipend all throughout the duration of the project for 48 months. The successful candidates are required to meet the criteria for maintaining the Studentship program while undertaking their courses at the university.
Students are required to read and agreed to the terms and conditions applied to the Studentship program.
The deadline to complete and submit the application is until June 30, 2022. All late and incomplete application will not be considered for the program, however, they can re-apply for the next scholarship opening session.
The scholarship is highly-competitive, the university recommends that the interested eligible applicants must start their application early for the early evaluation process.