PhD Studentships in High Voltage Laboratory, University of Southampton, UK

The School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton is a world class centre of research excellence. The School is the largest of its kind in the UK and it was awarded the top grade (5*) for its research in Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science in the 2001 national assessment of research in UK universities.

Three fully funded 3 year PhD studentships are available within the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory for experimental-based research in the areas of either: dielectric materials, medium voltage cables or condition monitoring. For further information about the laboratory and its research please see

Applicants should have (or expect to gain) a 1st or 2.1 class degree in a relevant discipline, for example electrical engineering, physics, materials science or polymer chemistry and must be eligible for an EPSRC Doctoral Training Award. Experience or interest in transmission and distribution plant would be advantageous.

In the first instance, potential candidates should contact Dr. Paul Lewin (email: pll[ at ] or telephone: +44 (0)23 8059 3586) for further information.

For more details about research within the School of Electronics and Computer Science and the application procedure, please see the ECS Postgraduate Admissions (

The closing date for applications is 14 November 2008.