Master’s, Ph.D., and Internships at the London Centre for Nanotechnology


The London Centre for Nanotechnology is a collaboration between Imperial College London and London’s Global University (UCL).

The LCN brings together researchers from all around the world who are using nanoscience and nanotechnology to solve global issues in domains like information processing, medicine, and the environment.

Our broad and diversified Ph.D. community is working on a wide range of projects that encompass not just the core areas of nanotechnology but also the underlying scientific topics that underpin it.

The center is always on the lookout for high-achieving, high-caliber individuals from a variety of scientific disciplines who want to work in one of the most fascinating and rigorous research environments accessible.

About LCN

The London Centre for Nanotechnology was established as a joint venture between UCL and Imperial College London in 2003 following the award of a £13.65m higher education grant under the Science Research Infrastructure Fund. In October 2006 the LCN installed the first monochromated electron microscope in the UK at its site on the Imperial College London campus.
In October 2008 the LCN published research about the possibility of using microscopic “nanoprobes” to discover new drugs to combat antibiotic resistance. In October 2009 a team at the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s ISIS facility led by Stephen Bramwell of the LCN published research showing that single magnetic charges be made to behave and interact like electrical ones through the use of the magnetic monopoles that exist in spin ice.
King’s College London joined the LCN in 2018.

Research Areas

  1. Biomaterials
  2. Biomedicine
  3. Biophysics
  4. Carbon Nanostructures
  5. Device Engineering
  6. Liquids, Disorder and Nanofluids
  7. Magnetism and Spintronics
  8. Nanomechanics
  9. Nanoparticles
  10. Nuclear Materials
  11. Organic and Molecular Electronics
  12. Photonics
  13. Quantum Information
  14. Semiconductors
  15. Sensors
  16. Superconductors
  17. Sustainable energy
  18. Thin films, surfaces and interfaces

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Available courses at London Centre for Nanotechnology


Masters Courses– 1-2 year Masters courses suitable to graduates of physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, and other science backgrounds

Internships– opportunities for interns or vacation students

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