The Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AiPT) brings together over 100 academics, postdoctoral researchers, PhD students, visitors, technicians and administrators working on research projects in:
Supported by £28m in research grants, the Institute comprises a mixture of theoreticians, modelers and experimentalists with facilities housed in more than 30 laboratories, built in 2017 with an investment of over £7m. We collaborate with more than 100 institutions, all over the world.
As a postgraduate you will join a cohort of approximately two dozen PhD students in this supportive research environment, which encourages excellence and a collaborative (often interdisciplinary) approach to solving the major research problems. Our research students and postdoctoral researchers have progressed to work in industry and in academia around the world as professors, senior managers and industrial research leaders.
SMARTNET is a collaborative two-year (120 ECTs) joint master degree,funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, with the goal to provide training in the inter-disciplinary fields of photonic and 5G wireless technologies for data communication, sensing and big data processing. It will be accomplished by leading European Universities with distinctive and complementary academic qualities and strong educational and research traditions, namely:
The programme complies with the ERASMUS mobility rules. Incoming students will start from any of the three institutions where they will spend the first two semesters of their studies and receive the core part of their training. The third semester will be carried out in a different institution and will include specialization courses that enhance the interdisciplinary of the offered degree. The fourth semester will be devoted to an independent project that will be reported in the Master’s thesis. Students will carry out their MSc project in close collaboration with industrial partners. SMARTNET has received the strong support of 17 industrial partners, who will provide internship opportunities to students and contribute to their training experience:
Airbus, UK; OTE, Greece; Orange Labs, France; FAZ Technology, Ireland; Coriant R&D, Germany; AIT, Greece; Arden Photonics, UK; Keopsys, France; Orange Polska, Poland; CEMENTYS, France; EKINIOS, France; KTN, UK; EPIC, France; Network Rail, UK; Branscan, UK; Thales, France; Nokia Bell Labs, France; Phoenix Photonics, UK.
Professor Sergei Turitsyn: firstname.lastname@example.org (AIPT Director, ERASMUS SMARTNET Coordinator) Dr Stelios Sygletos: email@example.com (AIPT MSc Programme Director)
PIXNET is a collaborative two-year (120 ECTs) joint master degree, funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, that aims at training talented students to become capable of designing, realizing and assessing innovative Photonic Integrated Circuits for optical communication applications.PIXNET is supported by a consortium of leading universities from Europe and Japan, namely:
PIXNET exploits a significant complementarity of the expertise of the consortium partners and well defined mobility paths that bring practical and specific competence to the perspective students. All partners have strong expertise on optical communication theory and techniques and extensive system and network experimental facilities. The programme is intended for candidates that have a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Telecommunication Engineering, Physics, or related discipline.
All academic partners have strong relationships with industry or private/public research centres focused on technology transfer. In fact, in PIXNET is bringing a “dowry” of 19 companies/research centres who will support the programme as associated partners:
Start date: October 2018 Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTs Delivery: Lectures, workshops, small group seminars, individual and group presentations and projects, MSc dissertation Qualification:International Joint Master Degree Study type: Full-time
Professor Sergei Turitsyn: firstname.lastname@example.org (AIPT Director) Dr Stelios Sygletos: email@example.com(AIPT MSc Programme Director) Website: http://pixnet.santannapisa.it/
We offer 12-month, full-time postgraduate programmes relating to telecommunications, photonics, Internet and data network technologies commencing annually in October. Our Masters Level programmes have been designed in partnership with the UK's leading telecommunications organisations, our programme has the full support of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Federation of the Electronics Industry (FEI) Telecommunications and Radio Council.
MSc in Wireless Communications and Wireless Networking prepares students for an intellectually challenging career as a qualified engineer
We can supervise projects in the following areas
Possible projects in photonics:
Possible projects in wireless communications:
Possible projects in Nanotechnology:
Possible projects in Applied Physics:
How to apply
How to apply
Scholarships and funding options
SMARTNET Erasmus Mundus Programme
SMARTNET EMJMD is a two-year (120 ECTS) joint master degree program with the mission to provide unique training opportunities to a cohort of talented young engineers and scientist in the inter-disciplinary fields of photonic and 5G wireless technologies for data communication, sensing and big data processing. First call opens on 1st December 2017.
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