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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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Upcoming events

Industry Lecture: "IoT is passé - what next?"

May 24, 2018

Maxwell Centre, JJ Thomson Avenue, West Cambridge

Upcoming events

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Sensor CDT Student first publication with her new team

May 22, 2018

Congratulation to Johanna Kölbel, Sensor CDT MRes student, on the publication of her first paper with the Terahertz Applications Group.

Sensor CDT students at Creativity Sandpit with Imperial and Warwick CDTs

May 22, 2018

A Creativity Sandpit took place on 15-17 May 2018 at Easthamstead Park near Bracknell in a big old mansion and about 30 brilliant minds working together. It was organised by the High Performance Embedded and Distributed Systems (HiPEDS) CDT at Imperial College. In addition to HiPEDS and Sensor CDT, the Warwick Urban Science CDT joined in as well.

Sensor CDT Student awarded a £15,000 ChAMP and WAFT Collaboration Fund

May 22, 2018

Farah Alimagham, a Sensor CDT talented student, has been awarded a collaborative grant to work with the CDT in Metamaterials (Engineering at the University of Exeter).

Best poster prize for Sensor CDT Student at the Graduate Conference 2018

May 21, 2018

Sensor CDT student Oliver Vanderpoorten has accomplished yet another milestone in his excellent work. He received the second year poster prize for his research on "Two-photon lithography for nanofluidic device fabrication".

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