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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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Course structure

The Sensor CDT is a four year PhD programme (1+3 model). During the first year, a programme of lectures, practicals and an extended team project will provide you solid foundations in the science, technology and use of sensors before you proceed to pursue a three year PhD project with your chosen supervisors. Training in leadership- and technology innovation-skills are integral to the programme throughout all four years of the course.

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We are inviting applications from students who wish to start in October 2016. The closing date is 30 June 2016 but early application is strongly recommended. We operate a continuous recruitment process, with interview rounds expected in early January, mid March and late June, subject to places being available.

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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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Teaching sensing to undergraduate engineers

Mar 15, 2016

Josie Hughes, 1st year Sensor CDT PhD student, taught a group of Cambridge undergraduate engineers the basics of interfacing sensors with Arduino microcontrollers as part of a project to introduce students to coding and electronics.

Sensor CDT at the Cambridge Science Festival 2016

Mar 07, 2016

Is there enough oxygen in my blood?

Sensor Champions 2015

Nov 17, 2015

Congratulations to our Sensor Champions, Josie Hughes and Philip Mair.

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