The EngD is an alternative to a traditional PhD aimed at students seeking a career in industry.
Students spend ca. 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 offer benefits to your company by:
Increasing the research portfolio in a cost-effective way
Providing access to University laboratories and facilities
- Creating opportunities to make contacts with other Sponsor Companies
- Aiding the retention of existing staff who wish to study for a doctorate degree and continue with their employment
Available EngD & PhD Projects
Using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy to improve the delivery of radiotherapy in 3D tumour models
Visible wavelength optical metasurfaces for use in human-machine interfaces
Chemical, biological and explosives sensing at stand-off with quantum cascade laser dual-comb spectroscopy
Synthetic optical materials for photonic metasurfaces applications
Novel laser designs to exploit low-cost-per-Watt pumping of Tisapphire for application in sensing, imaging, and precise timing technologies
Next generation long range laser rangefinders based on single photon detectors and new laser technologies
Novel approaches for quantum yield determination
Beam steering systems for remote sensing applications
Fiber optic components and sub-systems for communication and sensing in harsh environments
Novel laser sources for deep-UV applications
Neural networks conditioning using expert knowledge
Deep learning approaches to imaging genomics for precision medicine
A study of Rydberg atom for sensing and communication applications
Underwater optical wireless communications
Fully-funded scholarships available
Congratulations to our Research Engineers – Natalie Flaherty and Nicholas Smith – who had successful vivas in May 2023.
Celebrating International Women’s Day – CDT Alumna Aneta Lisowska
Profile: CDT Alumna Dr Aneta Lisowska Enrolled 2014, Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems/Heriot-Watt University The 4-year journey through EngD programme now seems like it happened in
Celebrating International Women’s Day – CDT Alumna Alison O’Neil
Profile: CDT Alumna Dr Alison O’Neil Enrolled 2011, Canon Medical Research Europe/Heriot-Watt University I undertook an EngD at Canon Medical Research Europe in collaboration with