Industrially Inspired Photonic Imaging, Sensing and Analysis
Each of our collaborations is built around an EngD or PhD student, providing them with masters-level technical and business qualifications, along with an industrially-connected doctoral research project.
The CDT in Applied Photonics works with companies developing photonics-enabled products and services, from consumer technology and mobile computing devices to healthcare and security.
Apply now for fully-funded PhD and EngD projects for September 2022.
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The EngD is an alternative to a traditional PhD aimed at students wanting a career in industry.

Students spend about 75% of their time working directly with a company in addition to receiving advanced-level training from a broad portfolio of technical and business courses.

On completion students are awarded the PhD-equivalent Engineering Doctorate.

The research projects will offers benefits to your company: 

  • Increasing the research portfolio in a cost-effective way

  • Access to University laboratories and facilities

  • Opportunity to make contacts with other Sponsor Companies

    Aiding retention of existing staff who wish to study for a doctorate degree and continue with their employment

EngD & PhD Projects Available

Fully-funded scholarships available

Latest News

Welcome Event for new students

On Monday 5th September 2022, the CDT in Applied Photonics held an in-person Welcome Event at Heriot-Watt University for our new students.  Supervisors joined us

Viva Success

Congratulations to our Research Engineer, Ben Szutor, who had a successful viva in September 2022.

Viva Success

Congratulations to our Research Engineer – Tamer Cosgun – who has had successful viva in May 2022.  

Annual Report 2020/21

now available!