CPP Summer Studentships 2020


The QUB Centre for Plasma Physiscs (CPP) is offering two paid summer internship positions to work on research projects with members of the group. The goal of this scheme is to allow undergraduate students to gain some experience of working on a research project, which will be of particular value to those who are considering applying for a PhD degree program in the future. This studentship program is open to undergraduate students currently in their 2nd or 3rd year.

Timing and duration

The studentships are expected to be 8 weeks. Projects should be completed in the timeframe 1 June 2020 - 11th September 2020. Specific start and end dates are to be agreed by mutual consent between the student and the supervisor(s).

Student support

A stipend of £1800 will be offered by the CPP to each student to help cover living expenses.

How to apply

Complete the Application form below and return to Dr Satya Kar (s.kar@qub.ac.uk) by 20th of March 2020.

Selection criteria

Selection will be based on academic excellence.

Further information

Descriptions of the three projects are provided at the end of this document. For further information about the studentship scheme please contact Dr Kar.

Note for QUB applicants

Students who are accepted onto the summer studentship program must not choose to do final year MSci project on the same topic as their summer project.

Available projects:

  1. Astrophysical Dust Destruction
  2. Tailoring intense laser plasma interactions to generate bright , coherent X-ray beams
  3. Spatio Spectral deconvolution of dosimetric film detectors