Postgraduate Studies

Last updated July 8, 2022 by Ian Stewart

We are happy to receive applications from people wishing to undertake a PhD. Full funding (stipend and tuition fees) would be available for a number of UK nationals or EU nationals (who have lived in the UK for over 3 years prior to their application, unless otherwise stated). Unless otherwise stated the the closing date is 5PM(GMT) on 11th February 2022.  All research projects are subject to availability and due to commence in October 2022.

For further information, please contact the supervisors of the Projects listed below or Dr A. Ferraro/Dr C. Ballance

The following project has dedicated funding and has a deadline of 8th August 2022.


Quantum Control of Gravity with Levitated Mechanical Systems
Supervisors: Prof M. Paternostro


The following projects are also available.


Optimal control of quantum complex systems
Supervisors: Dr G. De Chiara


Positron binding and annihilation in molecules
Supervisors: Dr G. F. Gribakin; Dr D. G. Green


Quantum chaos in multicharged positive ions
Supervisors: Dr G. F. Gribakin; Dr C. P. Ballance


Manipulating high-harmonic generation through the spin-orbit interaction
Supervisors: Prof H. van der Hart; Dr A. Brown


The school of Mathematics and Physics has a number of fully-funded studentships available to the UK students and EU students who have completed their undergraduate studies in the UK. Apart from these, a small amount of support is available through a Purser studentship.

Please note that we will not be able to accept applications that do not follow the required procedures/forms.

For further information, please contact

Dr A. Ferraro
Centre for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
The School of Mathematics and Physics
Old Physics Building
The Queen’s University of Belfast
Belfast BT7 1NN
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)28 9097 1930 Direct Line


We are a Research Cluster of the School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland. Our research interests are focused primarily on computational and theoretical physics.

Old Physics Building

The Old Physics Building,
where CTAMOP is situated.