PhD Opportunities

Nuclear Energy Futures Centre for Doctoral Training

Applications are now closed for 2020/21. Please check back again for an update on when admissions re-open for 2021/22. If you would like to be notified when admission re-open, please contact CDT Manager Jonathan Tate at Imperial College London and provide your name and e-mail address.

For a full list of available projects from this Centre for Doctoral Training please see:

CDT website

University of Bristol: the Physics and Mechanics of Creep Cavity Nucleation and Sintering in Energy Materials

  • Research Group: Interface Analysis Centre, School of Physics
  • Stipend of up to £15,009 p.a. plus £1000 p.a. training support

The overall research initiative will consider the physics and mechanics of creep cavity nucleation and sintering that occurs in polycrystalline materials. The materials selected will have different compositions and microstructures. There are three universities participating in the overall programme - Open, Oxford and Bristol. The research described here will be carried out through a PhD studentship funded by the Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI), Palo Alto, USA at the University of Bristol.

The researcher will be based within the Interface Analysis Centre, School of Physics, University of Bristol. S/he will also work closely with the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford (Professor Alan Cocks). In addition, there will be close collaboration with EPRI. EPRI will provide a series of laboratory- and service-exposed creep specimens on tempered martensitic steels of known pedigree.

For informal enquiries about the project contact Professor Peter Flewitt or Dr Tomas Martin. For enquiries about the application process contact

Full information


PhD in Robotics

If you wish to study for a PhD or MSc by conducting research in Robotics, please send an email directly to the Research Lead of your area of interest with the following information in PDF format, ensuring the total file size of attachments is below 400kB:
  • A cover letter with your research interests. Please keep to 1 page.
  • A full Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Details of your source of funding/scholarship sponsor.
We will then identify an Academic Supervisor who may be interested in your proposal and who will guide you through the application process.

PhD vacancies with GAU-Radioanalytical

All PhD projects linked to this research group at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton can be found via the link below.

TRANSCEND (Transformative Science and Engineering for Nuclear Decommissioning)

A collaborative research consortium of 11 universities and 8 industry partners. The £9.4million research programme comprises 40 projects which will address some of the key challenges within the areas of nuclear decommissioning and waste management.

All PhD projects linked to this research programme can be found via the link below.