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26.Sep.2016 : Masters Students Join the Group

Adam Pietraszewski, Anthony Kenny, Simon Payne and Charlie Turner joined our group on the Masters programme - a very warm welcome!


26.Sep.2016 : Commonwealth Scholarships

If you are from a Commonwealth country and would like to study at postgraduate level at the University of Southampton, you may be able to apply for a scholarship under one of the UK Commonwealth Scholarship Commission schemes. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), with the aim of contributing to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth. Further details are found here.


11.Jul.2016 : EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account grant funded

Our EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account grant application on energy harvesting materials was funded. Special thanks to the EPSRC and the University of Southampton for viewing this research theme favourably.


04.Jul.2016 : EPSRC Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) grant funded

Our EPSRC Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) application application on energy materials was funded. This research will be conducted jointly with the Department of Physics, University of Nairobi. Special thanks to the EPSRC and the University of Southampton for viewing this research theme favourably.


06.Apr.2016 : Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership grant funded

Our research grant on nanoscale piezoelectric materials for energy harvesting was approved. Special thanks to the Technology Strategy Board for viewing this research theme favourably.


10.Mar.2016 : Applications are invited for Ph.D. studentships in Renewable Energy Materials

Two fully funded PhD studentships on Nanoscale Piezoelectric Materials for Energy Harvesting are now available. For further details, please see here.


15.Dec.2015 : Diamond Light Source Summer Placements 2015 – Open for Applications

Applications are now open for undergraduate summer placements at Diamond Light Source. This scheme offers penultimate year students 8-12 week paid placements at Diamond, and we are offering projects in physical science, life science and scientific software in 2016. Further details are found here.


11.Nov.2014 : Dr. Newton delivers the opening presentation for the annual Physical Crystallography Group meeting

This year we celebrate 100 years of Physical Crystallography. Dr Newton was invited to deliver the opening plenary presentation for the Physical Crystallography Group's winter meeting held on remembrance day. His presentation was entitled "Bragg Coherent Diffraction Imaging and Dynamics with an XFEL".


31.Jan.2014 : Diamond Light Source Summer Placements 2014 – Open for Applications

The Diamond Student Summer Placement scheme allows undergraduate students studying for a degree in Science, Engineering, Computing or Mathematics (and who expect to gain a first or upper-second class honours degree) to gain experience working within a scientific environment at Diamond. These 8-12 week placements are paid positions and will provide successful students with an opportunity to work on a research or development project within Diamond. The placements will be paid at a rate of £14,069pa on a pro-rata basis. They are available to students within the European Union, who are registered as undergraduate students at the time of the placements – typically during the summer following their penultimate year. Further details are found here.


20.Jan.2014 : Applications are invited for Ph.D. studentships in ultra-fast X-ray imaging

For further details on open positions, please visit here.


31.Mar.2014 : Royal Society Research grant funded

Our research grant on time-resolved measurements of nano-scale crystals using X-ray Free Electron Lasers (X- FEL) was funded. Special thanks to the Royal Society for viewing this research theme favourably.


23.Dec.2013 : Adventure in Research grant funded

Dr. Newton was awarded funding from the Annual Adventures in Research Scheme to conduct research into the emerging field of Nanoinformatics. The proposed research project will be carried out in collaboration with Prof. Masaharu Yoshioka of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University.


14-15.Oct.2013 : Dr. Newton attends the Royal Society meeting on X-ray Lasers in Biology

Organised by Prof. John Spence and Prof. Henry Chapman, this meeting focussed on hard X-ray laser imaging for structural and dynamic biology.