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Postgraduate research project

Quantum control of magnetic processes

Fully funded (UK and international)
Type of degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Entry requirements
2:1 honours degree View full entry requirements
Faculty graduate school
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Closing date

About the project

The University of Southampton is expanding its PhD research in the area of Quantum Technology Engineering. In addition to the research project outlined below you will receive substantial training in scientific, technical, and commercial skills.
Magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging are quantum technologies that use spin, a property of elementary particles that gives them magnetic moments. Strong magnetic fields do not harm chemical systems or biological tissues, they are therefore widely used in chemistry, pharmacology, and medicine.
Both technologies require elaborate hardware, control algorithms, and data processing methods; this project is about improving those. You will be using quantum control theory and machine learning methods to improve speed, sensitivity, and resolution of magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging.
This project will develop skills and expertise in supercomputing, artificial intelligence, digital modelling, quantum technologies, nuclear magnetic resonance and magnetic resonance imaging.