|From||"Chemel, Charles" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Tue, 24 May 2016 08:32:58 +0000|
The School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics at the University of Hertfordshire offers up to three PhD studentships in areas of applied optics and atmospheric physics. The School is home to over 50 academic staff and 40 research students and hosts two major research centres: the Centre for Atmospheric and Instrumentation Research (CAIR; go.herts.ac.uk/cair) and the Centre for Astrophysics Research (CAR). The studentships would be based in CAIR and would be funded for a period of three years, covering tuition fees and providing an annual stipend of £14,296 for UK or EU candidates. Non-EU applicants will have to contribute £6,250 p.a. towards their tuition fees. Research groups within CAIR offering studentships are as follows: The Particle Instruments and Diagnostics group specializes in the development of novel instruments for measuring, classifying or identifying airborne particles. These range from aircraft-borne instruments for atmospheric cloud particle analysis through to miniature air quality monitors for pollution monitoring and dedicated detectors for airborne hazards (such as asbestos fibres or respirable crystalline silica). The PhD student would follow a research programme focusing on the development of a single instrument/sensor or indeed contribute to several instrument developments. The research programme could involve aspects of instrument design (optical, electronic or mechanical), control software development, field deployment and monitoring, and experimental data analysis. The Light Scattering and Radiative Properties group specializes in the interaction between atmospheric particles, such as cirrus ice crystals, and solar radiation, and the significant impact these particles play in global climate. Possible research projects could involve one or more of the following areas: laboratory measurement of scattering properties of microparticles using levitation techniques, quantifying the impact of cirrus ice particle shape on climate, studying remote sensing methods for cloud characterization. The Atmospheric Dynamics and Air Quality group specializes in meteorological processes and their interaction with atmospheric composition including air quality and the resulting impacts over local to global scales. The PhD student would follow a research programme aiming at furthering process-level understanding of dynamical controls on environmental hazards (e.g. air pollution and fog/haze/smog) with a view to improve their representation in numerical weather prediction models. Students with background in physics, electronics or a related discipline and a good first degree (equivalent to at least UK 2:1 honours), are invited to apply. The closing date for applications is Friday June 3rd 2016. To apply and obtain further information on studentships, please contact Mrs Lorraine Nicholls (email@example.com) or Emma Thorogood (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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