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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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Equality, diversity and inclusion

The Sensor CDT is strongly committed to an environment that promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. Our students and staff come with diverse social and scientific backgrounds to bring in different ideas that benefit us all.

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Student admissions

Applications for entry to the Sensor CDT in October 2019 are open. To apply or to find out further details, please follow the link below. Application deadline 3 January 2019.

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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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Do you want to learn more about state of the art research in the field of Sensor technologies? Then, find out more from our students and join the Sensor CDT.

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Upcoming events

Industry Lecture: Everything you need to know about Open Research but are afraid to ask!

Jan 29, 2019

Johnson Matthey Lecture Theatre (LT2), Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Philippa Fawcett Drive, Cambridge CB3 0AS

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RSS Feed News

Robotic hand 'plays' piano

Dec 21, 2018

Josie Hughes from the 2014 cohort has developed a robotic hand which mimics the movements of a human hand to play piano. Using soft and rigid parts the robotic hand helps to understand the complex movements of the human hand.

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