Research Opportunities - Physics

March 31, 2000

The following listing is for research degrees and jobs in Physics #221> . Where possible a central contact person or office contact point has been given. Where there are several contact people they have been listed with the courses for which they have responsibility. If an institution does not appear in this list you should not assume that they do not offer post-graduate research degrees.

Key #221> Name of institution #221> For the sake of brevity the short version of an institution's name has been used. Validation #221> If an institution's courses are validated by another college its name is given in brackets. Contact names #221> A contact is given for each opportunity listed. Where there is a central contact for all an institution's opportunities in a particular area, the contact will be given once only. Qualification level #221> MSc, PhD etc. The figure in brackets indicates the number of places available where known. Mode of study #221> FT = Full Time PT = Part Time Funding #221> A = Assistantships available to students to undertake paid work while studying for a higher degree £ = Scholarship/ studentships available ? = Funding is a possibility.

Students should contact the department listed. Do not address enquiries to The THES. We are unable to help


Abertay U. Engineering Prof W A Gillespie Tel: 01382 308247 £ A?

Wales: Aberystwyth Physics Dr N J Mitchell Tel: 01970 622802; URL: £

Wales: Bangor Electronic Engineering and Computer Systems Prof R Pethig/ProfD M Taylor Tel: 01248 382682 Email:

Bath U. Physics Mrs D J Pennock Tel: 01225 826154; URL: £? A?

Queen's U. of Belfast Astrophysics and Planetary Science Division Prof F PKeenan Tel: 01232 3686; URL: £ A? Atomic andMolecular Physics Research Division Prof J Geddes Tel: 01232 3541; URL:http://www. £ Plasma and Laser Interactions PhysicsDivision: Department of Pure and Applied Physics Prof J C Earnshaw Tel: 012323516; URL: £ A? Pure and Applied Physics, CondensedMatter Physics and Materials Science Division Dr Ron Atkinson Tel: 01232 3546;URL: /mp Theoretical and Computational Physics ResearchDivision Prof D S F Crothers Tel: 01232 335048; URL: £ A?

Birmingham U. Physics and Astronomy Mrs N A Simpson Tel: 0121 414 4568; URL: uk/physics/£research £ A

Brighton U. Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Dr Alan Piercy Tel:013 642520; URL:

Bristol U. Physics Dr G Neilson Tel: 0117 928 8706; R Evans Tel: 0117 9288735; URL:

Cambridge U. Institute of Astronomy Mrs Eileen Fenton Tel: 01223 337089;URL:

Wales: Cardiff Physics and Astronomy Prof J E Inglesfield Tel: 01222 874857;URL: £

Central Lancashire U. Centre for Astrophysics Prof Gordon Bromage Tel: 01772892903; URL: £? Physics, Astronomy and MathematicsProf Phil R Bissell Tel: 01772 893560; URL: £?Magnetic Materials Research Group Prof Phil R Bissell Tel: 01772 893563; URL: £? Ordered Materials Group Prof Mike Holmes Tel:01772 893561; URL: £?

City U. Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering Dr B M A RahmanTel: 0171 477 8123; URL:

Coventry U. Natural and Environmental Sciences Prof R Carey Tel: 01203838163 Email:

Durham U. Physics Postgraduate Admissions Secretary Tel: 0191 374 2167; URL: £ A?

East Anglia U. Physics Prof P G Coleman Tel: 01603 592592; URL: uk/menu/acad_depts/phy/phy_welc.html £?

Edinburgh U. Physics and Astronomy Prof W D McComb Tel: 0131 650 5230; URL: A? Physics and Astronomy: Institute for Astronomy Prof ALawrence/ Mrs E Gibson Tel: 0131 668 8356; URL: £Medical Physics and Medical Engineering Dr I Marshall Tel: 0131 537 2511

Edinburgh: Heriot-Watt U. Physics Prof A C Walker Tel: 0131 451 3036; URL: £ A?

Essex U. Physics Postgraduate Secretary Tel: 01206 872851; URL: £ A?

Exeter U. Physics Postgraduate Admissions Tutor Tel: 01392 264135 £? A?

Glasgow U. Physics and Astronomy Dr N A Robertson Tel: 0141 330 5880; URL:http://www.physci.

Glasgow Caledonian U. Physical Sciences Prof M Campbell Tel: 0141 331 3658Email: £? A?

Hertfordshire University. Physical Sciences Prof P Kaye Tel: 01707 284173Email: Physical Sciences: Astronomy Prof J Hough Tel: 01707284607; URL: Physical Sciences: Imaging andCharacterisation of Human Tissue Dr Pieter Van Der Zee Tel: 01707 284606 Physical Sciences: Laser Scattering Dr I Ludlow Tel:01707 284605 Email:

Hull U. Applied Physics Dr D Sands Tel: 01482 465501

Keele U. Physics Dr V T Forsyth Tel: 01782 583330; URL:

Kent U. Physical Sciences Prof A Chadwick Tel: 012 823509; URL: £

Kingston U. Applied Physics Prof J D Briers Tel: 0181 547 7482; URL: £? A?

Lancaster U. Physics and Chemistry Mrs J Heseltine Tel: 01524 593639; URL: £

Leeds U. Centre for Self-Organising Molecular Systems Prof N Boden Tel: 0113233 6453; URL: £ Physics andAstronomy Prof Savage Tel: 0113 233 3905; URL: £IRC in Polymer Science and Technology Prof G R Davies Tel: 0113 233 3811; URL: £

Leicester U. Physics and Astronomy Prof T B Jones Tel: 0116 252 3575 £ A

Liverpool U. Physics Dr P A Butler Tel: 0151 794 3443; URL:

Liverpool John Moores U. Engineering Dr T J O'Brien Tel: 0151 231 2476; URL: £? A?

London: Birkbeck College Crystallography Prof J Goodfellow Tel: 0171 6316833; URL: £

London: Imperial College Physics Prof R W Smith Tel: 0171 594 7505

London: King's College Physical Sciences and Engineering Dr A Mainwood Tel:0171 873 2044; URL: £A?

London: Queen Mary and Westfield College Astronomy Ms Elaine Barrett Tel:0171 975 5454; URL: Physics andAstrophysics Prof Glenn White Tel: 0171 975 5056; URL:

London: Royal Holloway College Mathematics Dr B J Wilson Tel: 01784 443079;URL: Physics Physics Department Tel: 01784443448; URL:

London: University College Centre for Advanced Instrumentation Systems(CAIS) Dr M E Dewar Tel: 0171 380 7838; URL: £ MedicalPhysics and Bioengineering Ms T Reynolds Tel: 0171 209 6267; URL: £ Physics and Astronomy Dr T J Fountain Tel:0171 209 6590; URL: £ Space and Climate Physics Prof KO Mason Tel: 01483 204161; URL: £

Loughborough U. Physics Dr D Williams Tel: 01509 223307; URL: £? A?

Manchester U. Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine DrJ Hughes Tel: 0161 5 5857; URL:£ A? Physics and Astronomy Mrs T Denny Tel: 0161 5 4170 Fax: 0161 55867

Manchester Metropolitan U. Mathematics and Physics Dr S R Hoon Tel: 0161 2473559 Email:

Newcastle U. Physics Miss J Coomber Tel: 0191 222 7302; URL: html

North East Wales Institute of HE (U. of Wales) Multidisciplinary Researchand Innovation Centre Prof Barry J Parsons Tel: 01978 293100; URL: £ A?

Nottingham U. Physics Dr P J King/ Prof C A Bates Tel: 0115 951 5164; URL: £

Nottingham Trent U. Chemistry and Physics Dr R Hill Tel: 0115 941 8418 ext3168 Email:

Open U. Physics Course Reservations Centre Tel: 01908 653231; URL: £? PlanetarySciences Research Institute Course Reservations Centre Tel: 01908 653231; URL: £?

Oxford Brookes U. Engineering Dr S Sehati Tel: 01865 483552; URL:http://www.

Paisley U. Electronic Engineering and Physics Prof R Chapman Tel: 0141 8483600 Email:

Reading U. Physics Dr J Macdonald Tel: 0118 931 8545; URL:

Robert Gordon U. Applied Sciences Dr M A S Sweet Tel: 01224 262800; URL:

Salford U. Science Research Institute: Joule Physics Laboratory Prof PGrundy Tel: 0161 295 5404; URL: £A?

Sheffield U. Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering Prof R H SmallwoodTel: 0114 1 3146; URL: £? A? Physics Prof MSkolnick Tel: 0114 222 47; URL: uni/academic/N-Q/phys/

Sheffield Hallam U. Science and Mathematics Dr J Young Tel: 0114 225 3001;URL: £? A?

Southampton U. Physics and Astronomy Mrs A Sloper Tel: 01703 592068; URL: £

St Andrews U. Physics and Astronomy Prof R Cywinski Tel: 01334 463108; URL: £ A?

Staffordshire U. Sciences: Department of Physics Dr Mike Bentley Tel: 01782294612; URL: £? A?

Strathclyde U. Physics and Applied Physics Mrs A Hamilton Tel: 0141 5483363; URL:

Surrey U. Physics Miss Paula-Jane Mannix Tel: 01483 259247; URL: £ A?

Sussex U. Astronomy Research Programme Dr P D Roche Tel: 013 678852; URL:http://star-www.maps. Physics Research Programme Prof DBailin Tel: 013 678112; URL:

Wales: Swansea Physics Prof D Rassi Tel: 01792 295752 Fax: 01792 295324 £?

UMIST Physics Dr W Flavell Tel: 0161 200 4047; URL:

Warwick U. Physics Dr C F McConville Tel: 01203 523965/524236; URL: £ A

Westminster U. Communication, Design and Media: Imaging Science Prof R EJacobson Tel: 0171 911 5000; URL: £? A?

York U. Physics Prof R Godby Tel: 01904 432231; URL: £

About this service #221>

The THES Research Opportunities Service aims to list the current availability of opportunities for postgraduate research training.

The listings include details of new research posts. Although courses from more than 140 institutions are represented here it is not an exhaustive listing.

Some institutions have not wished to list their courses in this way; so you should not assume that institutions not featuring in these lists have no courses to offer. This listing should give a good flavour of the wide variety of research training on offer at higher education institutions in the United kingdom.

Potential students should not make decisions on the basis of this listing alone. Potential candidates should contact the institutions of their choice directly if they wish to discuss their future plans. They should not contact The THES or the compilers of this listing.

Quality of degrees #221>

All UK universities in membership of the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals have power to award British degrees after either courses of study or programmes of research, and some colleges of higher education have one or both of these powers.

Other colleges provide courses or programmes which are validated by an institution which has those powers. Courses of this kind are listed under the name of the college which runs them; the name of the validating institution, which finally awards the degree, is in brackets.

The compilers #221>

This list has been compiled by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (CSU) on the basis of returns from institutions. CSU is an agency of the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals, the Standing Conference of Principals of Colleges and Institutes of higher education and the Committee of Scottish Centrally Funded Colleges.

This information has been provided for information purposes only. It is not definitive and does not take precedence over the official publications of universities and colleges.

While every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate and that those institutions which wanted to take part have been included, CSU an accept no responsibility for errors or omissions.

Any queries about this list should be addressed to the data collectors, Mayflower Directories Production, Ro Dew, West Looe Hill, Looe, Cornwall PL13 2HH. Tel: 01503 264454. Fax: 01503 264821. Email: All rights reserved. No part of this listing may be stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the written permission of the publishers.

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