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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 project: Engineering the Properties of Laser Sources for Surgical Robotic applications, University of Sussex, UK

Engineering the Properties of Laser Sources for Surgical Robotic applications (2023)

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, 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.    

The scholarship is for 3.5 years, the package includes the tuition fees, the student stipend, and a Research and Training Support Grant. The project will be developed in collaboration with industrial partners. 

If you are interested, please visit the following link: 


Application deadline: 30 July 2023 

Interview date Mid-august  

Notification date: Mid-August