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ELMI was created in 2001 to establish a unique communication network between European scientists working in the field of light microscopy and the manufacturers of their equipment.

PhD position, University of Sussex, UK

PhD Studentship: Engineering the properties of coherent light sources for in situ diagnostic and intervention in surgical robotics  

The Robotics and Mechatronic Systems research group is currently looking for a highly motivated person aiming to obtain a PhD in photonics at the University of Sussex .

This PhD project will focus on studying the light tissue interaction using novel laser technologies. Through the implementation of microscopy and photonic technologies the candidate will develop medical tools capable of being integrated into robotic systems for performing minimally invasive surgery using phantom models.

Suitable candidates should have an MSc qualification in one of the following areas: Photonics, Optoelectronics, Physics, optics, Biomedical or Electronic engineering, as well as being keen to learn related concepts from key areas within this project such as robotics, kinematics, surgical techniques etc.    

If you are interested, please visit the following link: 


Application deadline: 1st March 2022 

Interview date 10th March 2022