EXTATIC Programme

EXTATIC offers a unique interdisciplinary training programme in Extreme ultraviolet and X-ray science that combines 'hands-on' research training, scientific workshops and courses. It provides both domain-specific knowledge and expertise alongside transferable skills training. The training programme is jointly organized by the EXTATIC partners and administratively managed by the Coordinating Institution, Dublin City University.

EXTATIC's scientific objective is to advance development of laboratory-scale short wavelength sources and their applications in order to widen access to techniques that are normally accessed at large-scale facilities.

Doctoral study opportunities are offered in the following research domains

  • Laser and electrical discharge based light sources
  • Radiobiology
  • Optical systems
  • EUV and X-ray metrology
  • EUV nano-structuring and ablation of materials
  • Photoionization studies

EXTATIC Training Programme offers

  • Structured 36 month PhD programme with research lecture and laboratory elements
  • Underpinning taught modules (both online and classroom based) in EUV and X-ray science and technology and transferrable skills
  • Study periods with at least two EXTATIC partner institutions
  • Co-supervision by a panel of experts in EUV and X-Ray science and technology
  • EUV nano-structuring and ablation of materials
  • Annual EXTATIC scientific meetings

Why join EXTATIC

  • You will be part of a community of outstanding young researchers in the area of EUV and X-Ray science and technology.
  • You will gain the ability to carry out scientific research autonomously at the forefront of EUV and X-Ray science and technology.
  • Your professional profile will appeal to both academic institutions and industries seeking PhD level innovative solution providers.
  • You will have the opportunity to publish your work in high-impact peer-reviewed journals.

Important dates

Please note that applications for 2016 EXTATIC Programme are now being accepted.