Posted: July 28, 2008

PhD positions in micro- and nanoengineering in Ireland

(Nanowerk News) The International Centre for Graduate Education in Micro- and Nano- Engineering (ICGEE) is an inter-university, inter-disciplinary and international organisation providing a student-centric doctoral research and education experience with a unique international flavor and perspective.
It brings together nine Irish partners, including eight third level higher education institutions
  • Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT)
  • Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)
  • Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)
  • National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)
  • Trinity College Dublin (TCD)
  • University College Cork (UCC)
  • University College Dublin (UCD)
  • University of Limerick (UL)
  • One professional engineering accreditation body:
  • Engineers Ireland
  • along with five international partners:
  • Chalmers University of Technology (CTH), Sweden
  • Fudan University, Shanghai, China,
  • Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG), France
  • Northwestern University, IL, USA,
  • University of Edinburgh, UK.
  • The ICGEE offers: a global curriculum with a wide spectrum of specialist academic courses from leading experts in Europe, the US and Asia; world-class research opportunities, and the opportunity to build an international peer network amongst the next generation of young internationally focused global engineering leaders.
    An ICGEE scholarship of 24,000 per year over 4 years will be offered to all successful applicants to include a stipend (16,000), travel and the equivalent of an EU Higher Education Institution (HEI) fee.
    An application may be submitted to any of the Irish partner HEI's within the ICGEE. Institutional affiliation is compulsory for admission to the ICGEE programme and the ICGEE admissions process will run in parallel with that of the selected host institute. The PhD research must fit within the ICGEE key research areas: Micro- & Nano-Engineering Design and Materials & Manufacturing. Potential candidates should have a first class primary degree or a Masters level education. For students whose first language/mother tongue is not English, an IELTS score of minimum 6.0 is required. Your application dossier must contain the following documentation:

    1. A signed ICGEE cover sheet

    2. Copy of Host University application form

    3. A Personal Statement describing yourself, your scientific interests and why you want to join the ICGEE programme (max 1 page)

    Your application package should be scanned and emailed to [email protected]
    Only applications received before September 1, 2008 will be considered.
    Detailed information on the ICGEE and its programmes can be found on
    For any additional queries, please contact:

    Patricia Hegarty

    ICGEE Administrator

    Department of Microelectronic Engineering

    University College Cork


    Tel: + 353 21 490 4575

    Source: ICGEE
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