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Soft Matter Physics Dan Baker and Mariam

Using microbubbles to gain insight into gum disease

Julia Gala De Pablo is developing a new platform which will allow her to test biofilms-on-a-chip to prevent antimicrobial resistance

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Centres for Doctoral Training

Training tomorrow's leading researchers to address problems for the benefit of the society

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Undergraduates from the School of Mechanical Engineering in the thermofluids lab
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Research degrees

Research degrees

Whether you’re looking to begin an academic career or want to develop your skills and expertise for a career in industry, studying for a PhD will be a journey that will stimulate your passion for your subject and push you to reach your potential.

You’ll join a friendly, supportive and diverse community of postgraduate researchers who come from all over the world.

As well as a lead supervisor who’ll provide guidance and support on your project, you’ll also be associated with one of our research groups, being part of a small community with whom you’ll interact on a daily basis.


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Postgraduate research in the School of Physics and Astronomy

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Centres for Doctoral Training

Fully funded 4 year PhD places

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Adele Parry
Student | PhD in Physics
I hope that my research will help develop a device to be used in cheap, reliable diagnostics, which provides a platform for other researchers to follow on from our work.