Information for potential applicants to our PhD program
I am interested in taking PhD students from any country. For an informal enquiry, feel free to email me.
Funding: First of all, consider applying to out CDT. This is very competitive and you might also consider the following options: EPSRC studentships for PhD study for UK residents and EU citizens and King's College Graduate School Studentships for all nationalities. Both types of studentship cover tuition fees and provide an annual stipend for up to three years. Deadlines for these applications are usually sometime in late January. One has to bear in mind that both types of studentships are also very competitive; if you are thinking of applying to one of them with a view to do a PhD with me, please contact me informally well in advance, ideally sometime in September-October. See College Graduate Funding pages for more information. Of course, you may have some funding available from your own sources or your country's government sources; this will greatly simplify the process.
Topics: A good idea about my Research Interests could be obtained by having a look at my list of publications.
Practicalities: A solid knowledge of differential geometry will be important. You will likely spend a good part of your first year reading some background material, such as T. H. Colding and W. P. Minicozzi II, Minimal Surfaces; R. Osserman, A Survey of Minimal Surfaces. Sometime during your first year, you will be given a first simple problem to work on and this will gradually evolve into a serious research culminating in a PhD thesis. As a graduate student, you will be encouraged to attend our KCL/UCL Geometry Seminar and various conferences on relevant topics.