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Dip into the world of sensing

Sensors are ubiquitous and impact on everybody’s life. Their use has become so natural to us that we hardly notice the sophisticated science and technology that underpins their operation. The CDT for Sensor Technologies will produce future champions of sensor innovation, by delivering a cross-disciplinary training programme to the brightest PhD students and harnessing Cambridge’s world leading research infrastructure and expertise in sensor research.

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Meet the students

The Sensor CDT is a four year PhD programme (1+3 model) bringing together students with backgrounds in the natural sciences, engineering disciplines, computer science and medicine. Hear about the experiences of some of the MRes students from the second cohort.

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Admissions

We are inviting applications for entry to the Sensor CDT in October 2017. The deadline for the first round of applications is 7 December 2016.

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Funding

Up to ten fully funded studentships are available for eligible students from the UK and the EU. Overseas students cannot be funded by the CDT but may apply to funding schemes administered by Cambridge University.

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Our partners

The CDT is supported by a consortium of leading industrial partners. In addition to supporting studentships and secondments, the industry consortium plays an active role in delivery of the training programme of the CDT.

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Upcoming events

Sensors Day 2016

Oct 14, 2016

Churchill College

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Applications for October 2017 entry

Sep 05, 2016

First round application deadline: 7 December 2016

Team project on optical projection tomography completed

Aug 22, 2016

Students successfully designed, built and tested an open source optical projection tomography system to image biological samples in 3D.

Sensor CDT students publish research from the Sensor Team Challenge

Jun 17, 2016

A research paper on assisted living technology, authored by the first cohort of Sensor CDT students, has been published in the Royal Society's Interface Focus journal.

Themed Issue on Sensor Research

Jun 17, 2016

The Royal Society's Interface Focus Journal has published a special issue dedicated to the research topics covered at Sensors Day 2015

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