PhD Studentships
19 Jan 2022



Applications are now open for PhD positions co-funded by the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source.




​​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 5​0 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 O​pportunities

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 ultrason​ic r​adiation

​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

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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​.

Contact: Jones, Martin Owen (STFC,RAL,ISIS)