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Graduate Admissions


A PhD studentship is available to address the design, modelling, test and characterisation of a new type of MEMS gyroscope. The project will involve modelling and simulation of the dynamics, the associated design of closed-loop control and signal conditioning circuits, and the test and characterisation of manufactured devices, and integrated sensor assemblies.

Applications of such a device could potentially include navigation systems for pedestrians and autonomous vehicles, and this will be explored in collaboration with external partners. Funding under this studentship is provided under a studentship agreement with an external industry partner, and the selected student will be expected to sign a research agreement prior to joining the course.

Applicants should have (or expect to obtain by the start date) at least a good 2.1 degree (and preferably a Masters degree) in Engineering or Physical Sciences or equivalent from an overseas institution. The candidate will be expected to have a background / keen interest in mathematical modelling and experimental build of sensor systems.

To express an interest in this position or to obtain further information please contact Prof. Ashwin Seshia (

Applications should be submitted via the University of Cambridge Graduate Admissions web pages, with Prof. Ashwin Seshia identified as the potential supervisor

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

Key Information

Department of Engineering

Reference: NM14215

Dates and deadlines:

Friday, 1 December, 2017
Closing Date
Friday, 1 June, 2018