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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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Student admissions

Applications for entry to the Sensor CDT in October 2018 are open. To apply or to find out further details, please follow the link below. Application deadline 6 December 2017.

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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 directly by the CDT but may apply to funding schemes administered by Cambridge University.

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Our industry 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 the delivery of the training programme of the CDT. Please follow the link to find out how to engage with the Sensor CDT.

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Sensors Day 2017

Oct 26, 2017

Molecular sensors, sensing in the Antarctic, robotics...

Applications for October 2018 entry are open

Sep 20, 2017

We are accepting applications for October 2018 entry. Application deadline 6 December 2017.

Sensor CDT away day

Jun 27, 2017

Students from all three Sensor CDT cohorts traveled to Marston Vale to meet up with the MAS CDT for a joint away day aiming to solve research problems together.

Biomaker Challenge - deadline extended to 21 July

Jun 07, 2017

A four-month challenge to build low-cost sensors and instruments for biology

Sensor Team Challenge 2017 has started

May 14, 2017

By combining their scientific and managerial skills, the third cohort of Sensor CDT students will develop low-cost and open-source cell-free molecular diagnostics for biological and chemical sensor applications.

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