These co-funded studentships, normally 50% funded by ISIS and 50% by a university, contain an element of facility development - for example development of equipment, software or experimental processes. Studentships have an ISIS supervisor and a university supervisor who work in partnership throughout the student's project. Over recent years, ISIS has funded around 50 of these studentships across a wide range of topics and university partners. A full list of the studentships supported to-date can be found here.
Applications are now open through the relevant university websites.
ISIS PhD Studentship Opportunities
Developing a complementary set of in-operando Small Angle Neutron Scattering and Neutron Reflectometry cells to study the dynamic behaviour of the SEI in ion batteries.
ISIS Supervisor: Gabriel Perez-Garcia
External Supervisor: Dr Alyson Nedoma, University of Sheffield
For more details, download the advert from The Faraday Institution.
Carrier lifetimes in silicon solar cells measured by muon spin spectroscopy
ISIS Supervisor: Koji Yokoyama
External Supervisor: Professor John Murphy, University of Warwick
For more details, and to apply, visit the University of Warwick webpage.
Simultaneous wide and small angle operando neutron total scattering to probe electrolyte ordering in supercapcitors
ISIS Supervisor: Tom Headen
External Supervisor: Dr Chris Howard, University College London, as part of the CDT in Advanced Characterisation of Materials
Apply on the CDT-ACM website.
Design of light-responsive emulsions under ultrasonic radiation
ISIS Supervisor: Greg Smith
External Supervisor: Professor Rachel Evans, University of Cambridge
Apply on the Find a PhD website.
Crystallography of the FeCo alloys needed for electric aircraft, Industrial CASE studentship with Rolls Royce plc
ISIS Supervisor: Helen Playford
External Supervisors: Professor Howrad Stone, University of Cambridge and Dr Lewis Owen, University of Sheffield.
Apply on the University of Cambridge website.
Operando XAS and inelastic neutron scattering studies of conducting thermoelectric MOFs
ISIS Supervisor: Svemir Rudic
Diamond Supervisors: Dr Luke Keenan and Dr Fred Mosselmans
External Supervisor: Dr Iris Nandhakumar, University of Southampton
Apply on the Find a PhD website
Correlative X-ray and Neutron Studies of Li-ion Battery Performance and Degradation
ISIS Supervisor: Martin Owen Jones
Diamond Supervisors: Prof Christoph Rau and Dr Ralf Ziesche
External Supervisor: Prof Paul Shearing, University College London
Register your interest.
Boron and Frustrated Lewis Pairs in Supported Ionic Liquid Phases: An Interdisciplinary Study of New Metal-Free Catalysts
External Supervisors: Dr M Swadzba-Kwasny, Prof John Holbrey, Queen's University Belfast
Apply on the Find a PhD website
Functional glass structure from synthesis to analysis – developing the next generation of mid-infrared and bio-engineering materials
ISIS Supervisor: Tristan Youngs
External Supervisor: Professor Emma Barney, University of Nottingham
Apply on the University of Nottingham website.
Phase Behaviour and Disruption in Model
Bacterial Cell Envelopes
ISIS Supervisor: Luke Clifton
External Supervisor: Professor Bart Hoogenboom (London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London)
Apply on the Find a PhD webpage
Isolating incoherent quasi-elastic neutron scattering using polarised neutrons
ISIS Supervisor: David Voneshen
External Supervisor: Professor Jon Goff (Royal Holloway, University of London, RHUL)
Apply on the Find a PhD webpage.