Summer Student Projects 2024

The UK’s Defence and Science Technology Laboratory (Dstl) will be funding Summer Student Projects in the field of metamaterials across a few UK Universities in 2024.

Project list:

  1. Characterisation of 3D printable resins for the manufacture of adjustable acoustic metamaterials. University of Glasgow; contact Alicia Gardiner
  2. Time variant magneto-responsive metamaterials (MR-MM). Swansea University; contact Anil Bastola
  3. Dual band metamaterials: Fabrication of optically reconfigurable absorbers. University of Sheffield; contact Douglas Bowe
  4. Coupling chainmail inspired mechanical metamaterials with active honeycombs. Manchester Metropolitan University; contact Oliver Duncan

 

Eligibility: Due to funder restrictions, these projects are available to UK nationals only.

Length of the project: 8 weeks (between July & September – flexible start date)

Payment: National Minimum/Living Wage, https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates; paid by the University of Exeter (holder of the UK Metamaterials Network funding from Dstl) through the eclaims system for max 37.5 hours/week.

Reporting requirements:

1. Each project will conclude with a 1 page report written by the undergraduate student (with support from the PGR/ECR supervisor if required and signed off by the ECR/academic lead) to be submitted concurrently with the final week of the project.

2. The project lead will summarise the key project information, data and findings in a short power point presentation that can be used for Dstl internal briefings within 2 weeks of the project end date.

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Apply: Dstl-Metamaterials-summer-2024

If you are interested in multiple projects, please submit a response for each of them to explain your interests, what you would bring to the table, and what you hope to learn.

Application deadline: 21st April 2024

Interviews/outcomes: Interviews with the project leads will take place in May, and places will be confirmed shortly after the interview, aiming for end of May at the latest.

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Points of contact for further questions: