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Subject: Studentship at Nottingham Trent University

Studentship at Nottingham Trent University

From: Haida Liang <haida.liang>
Date: Sunday, February 12, 2006
Nottingham Trent University
School of Biomedical and Natural Sciences

A Leverhulme Trust funded research collaboration between Nottingham
Trent University, the British Museum, The National Gallery London
and the University of Kent Canterbury

A Leverhulme Trust funded PhD studentship on the application of
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to art conservation is available
in the School of Biomedical and Natural Sciences, Nottingham Trent
University. Optical Coherence Tomography is a scanning Michelson
interferometer capable of non-invasive examination of the
stratigraphy of paint layers. The PhD project involves using OCT to
study the effects of aging of paint and varnish material of historic
paintings or painted objects in terms of their optical properties.
This is an interdisciplinary project involving close collaboration
between physicists, conservators and conservation scientists.

For further background of the project, please refer to a paper in
Optics Express by the research team:
(it takes a few minutes to download the full text and multimedia

The PhD studentship would suit a highly motivated person with
interest in both optics and conservation science/art history. Entry
requirement: a first class or upper second class UK Honours degree
(or equivalent) in Physics or a related physical science discipline.
The minimum English language proficiency requirement is IELTS 6.5 or
TOEFL 550/CBTOEFL 213 for candidates who have not undertaken a
Higher degree in the UK.

The studentship offers a bursary of UKP12,300 (tax free) per annum
for three years and Home/EU student fees. Applications from overseas
students are welcome, but a successful candidate would be
responsible for paying the difference between overseas and home
student fees. (Fees for 2005/2006: UKP3,101 for Home/EU students and
UKP8,950 for overseas students)

For informal enquiries, please contact

    Dr. Haida Liang
    +44 115 848 3448
    haida.liang [at] ntu__ac__uk

For an application form, please contact:

    Mrs Doreen Corlett
    Research and Graduate Studies Office
    Erasmus Darwin Building
    Nottingham Trent University
    Clifton Lane
    Nottingham NG11 8NS
    sat.research [at] ntu__ac__uk
    doreen.corlett [at] ntu__ac__uk
    +44 115 848 3269
    Fax: +44 115 848 6616

Candidates must send a completed application form which should
include a statement about why they are applying for the post and how
they meet the essential qualifications to Doreen Corlett, by post,
fax or email by Friday 10 March 2006.

Application by CV only will not be accepted

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