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PhD Students

I have a small number of vacancies available for motivated, high-quality students with a first-class degree from a top-quality institution. The University offers a number of scholarships to high-quality students; only a very limited number are available for overseas students, and only very high-quality and academically exceptional students will qualify. I strongly encourage all overseas applicants to investigate scholarships that may be available externally, for example from their home governments, professional bodies or industry.

"I have been working with Geoff for almost four years. He is my supervisor when I am doing my PhD study at University of Southampton. He is a positive, self-motivated person with amazing potential. He has always been willing to help me find and develop my potential, and I can always get valuable advice from him."

All PhD applications need to be processed via our Postgraduate Admissions Office; please ensure that you put my name in the box for "Proposed Supervisor", else your application may not come to me. In your covering letter, please propose the area that you are interested in researching (you can see what my research interests are on this website) and give an indication of why you want to do a PhD here at Southampton under my supervision. If you do not know what area you wish to research for a PhD, please at at least discuss your skills, weaknesses and what motivates and interests you.

Please do not send generic emails to me requesting supervision, as I will not respond. If you are a motivated and academically excellent individual, and would like to have an informal discussion before officially applying to the University, please complete this form.


I sometimes offer unfunded internships (of >3 months) to very high quality and motivated students; please contact me for further information. Please note that I do not have any funding for these.

"I completed 2 summer internships with Geoff and found them to be great learning experiences and the perfect accompaniment to my degree in electronic engineering. They allowed me to apply the skills I had gained through my course on interesting projects while working in a real research environment. They were definitely one of the highlights of my time at the University of Southampton."

PostDoc Opportunities:

When I have PostDoc positions available, they will be listed on and I do not respond to generic emails asking if there are any positions available.