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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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Cambridge Network Job Fair

Apr 23, 2018

This Job Fair brings together hundreds of live vacancies, talented candidates, CV workshops, expert recruiters and businesses across all sectors, together at one venue. 4 May 2018, 12-4pm, The Postdoc Centre at Eddington

Biomaker Challenge 2018

Apr 19, 2018

Applications now open for the 2018 Biomaker Challenge! Whether you're a previous participant interested in continuing your project or curious to get involved for the first time, we're keen to hear from you!

Sensor CDT Student Tiesheng Wang wins one of the 2018 CSAR PhD Student Awards

Apr 06, 2018

The Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (CSAR) recently announced the names of the 10 PhD students from the University of Cambridge who have received the 2018 CSAR PhD Student Awards for Applied Research.

Sensor CDT student Tiesheng Wang weaves new material for energy storage

Mar 22, 2018

Sensor CDT student Tiesheng Wang and his supervisor Stoyan Smoukov have developed a new supercapacitor made from a "candy cane" like flexible polymer material composite. Its flexibility and higher charge holding properties could enable new sensor applications, such as implantable sensors.

Addressing civil engineering challenges

Feb 01, 2018

Sensor CDT students teamed up with students and staff from the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction to think collectively about sensor solutions to challenges in the built environment.

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