GE Aviation PhD Studentship

GE Aviation is a global leader in commercial, military and business aircraft.

In this studentship you will advance GE’s optical fibre sensor technology for next generation helicopter systems.

This PhD is cross-disciplinary providing important skills in Photonics, Tribology and Big Data. You shall work closely with GE Aviation, understanding aircraft installation, component development, and environmental conditions during aerospace operation. 

Optical sensor development shall be conducted at the world-leading Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) and the National Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS).

Applications would be welcome from candidates holding good degrees (1st class, 2:1 honours – BSc or MSc) in physics, materials science, mechanical or electronic engineering. Experimental skills are essential.

This post is open to UK and EU citizens only, due to standard EPSRC eligibility requirements. Additional security checks are also required by studentship sponsor GE Aviation.