Industrial Projects with Oxford Physics Students

21 March 2018

We are now seeking industrial partners with problems to solve for the academic year 2018/19. This is an opportunity for your company to get some external input from enthusiastic and intelligent Oxford Physics undergraduates. In return, our students learn how their physics training can be applied in industry.

The projects can be any physics-based issue facing your company, whether experimental, computer-based or fact-finding. We can provide computer resources, laboratory space and technical support, as well as modest funds for experimental projects or visits to carry out experimental work if needed. Each project will have an industrial mentor, provided by your company, who acts as the main technical supervisor, and an internal academic supervisor based in Oxford Physics. We anticipate that a face-to-face meeting with the mentor will occur at the start of the year (early October 2018), as well as weekly contact with students during the project period. The students will also have access to the newly opened Oxford Foundry, the university’s centre for student innovation and entrepreneurship.

Businesses now have the option of proposing projects for individuals (fourth year students) or teams (third year students).

How to get involved

If you’re interested in proposing a project, please provide a title and short outline and send to Hannah Glanville ( If you would like to find out more about the programme or discuss ideas for projects, please contact Dr Karen Aplin ( or 01865 273491).