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Soft Matter Photonics: Contact | Engineering Science Department - University of Oxford


Contact Address

Department of Engineering Science,
University of Oxford,
Parks Road,

General Enquiries

General enquiries should be addressed to Stephen Morris.

T: (+44 or 0) 1865 273000




Postdoctoral Opportunities

We don't have any Postdoctoral Research Associate positions available at present, but if you are interested in joining our group as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow then please take some time to consult the following links:


Graduate Studentships

If you are interested in joining our group through the Departmental and University Studentships/Scholarships then please contact Professors Steve Elston and Stephen Morris. If possible, please also include a CV/resume and the subject heading: DPhil studentship.

For funding possibilities for graduate studentships please take some time to have a look at the following links:

For DPhil (PhD degree) at Oxford Rhodes Scholarship for various nationalities (see details)

Fullbright Oxford-Clarendon Scholarship for US citizens

Oxford Clarendon Fund for anyone

John Monash Scholarship for Australian citizens

India-EU mobility project for Indian students

Potential DPhil (PhD) projects include:

  • Drop-on-demand deposition of soft matter for thin-film devices
  • Liquid crystal phase and intensity modulators
  • Liquid crystal phase shifters for optical beam-steering
  • Optoelectronic technologies for laser speckle reduction and speckle characterisation
  • Soft photonic systems for THz imaging and related technologies
  • Stretchable photonic gels for micro-actuators and responsive membranes
  • Thin-film lasers
  • Light-emitting elements in photonic liquid crystal structures