The University of Southampton
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Studying in Southampton 

As a PhD student in MINDS, you will be part of world-leading research as it happens. The University of Southampton has a worldwide reputation for its research, education and enterprise. We are committed to providing a positive and inclusive working environment for all so that everyone is given the opportunity and support to achieve their full potential.

World Class Facilities

You will have access to our world class facilities for all areas of your projects, research and interests. 

Zepler Institute Cleanroom Facilities

The Cleanroom is the largest multidisciplinary cleanroom of its type in the UK offering world-class facilities and expertise in nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, quantum technologies, device physics and biotechnology. We take new nanotechnology concepts and realise them into prototypes for the next generation microprocessors, broadband internet system, bio-medical and environmental sensors. For a virtual tour click here

PhD Research Laboratories

Each research group provides a dedicated daily work space, new computer and individual desk for the duration of the PhD, within a supportive and collaborative community of other PhD researchers in similar fields. There are additional communal spaces for group meetings. 

Advanced Prototyping and Assembly Laboratory

The Advanced Prototyping and Assembly Lab is a dedicated student space set up to provide optimum working conditions, enabling students to put their prototype designs into action immediately. Students are able to replicate industry processes with tangible end results by simulating, designing, building and prototyping.

The lab houses state of the art equipment which is recognised by our industrial partners. The lab supports our internationally renowned degree programmes with 3D printers, reflow soldering ovens and laser cutting facilities. There is an industry standard automatic Pick and Place machine which can assist building PCBs in production quantities, allowing students to experience a realistic insight into manufacturing processes.