EPSRC Vacation Internship 2024

The University is currently recruiting 16 undergraduate students for the Schools of Chemistry, Computing Science, Engineering, Geographical & Earth Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics and Physics & Astronomy to work on a research project over the summer, under the EPSRC Vacation Internship scheme. 

The scheme supports undergraduate students to gain practical first-hand experience of research and encourages them to consider a research career. Students receive a salary of ca £400 per week (assuming satisfactory engagement with their research) and carry out a project lasting eight to ten weeks during the summer holiday. All students will be invited to a reception in September at which they will be required to present their research. 

Students should be in the middle years of a first degree within EPSRC's remit, and able to fulfil EPSRC doctoral training grant eligibility requirements by the end of their undergraduate degree (i.e be classified as home/EU for fee purposes).  

To apply, please complete the EPSRC Vacation Internship Application Form 2024 and send it to scieng-gradschool@glasgow.ac.uk by Thursday, 2nd of May 2024. Projects will commence in late June/early July (to be confirmed on discussion with the supervisor).  

Projects are available across the Schools as follows:

School of Chemistry


Ion Storage Layer for Organic Based Electrochromic Devices

Dr Benjamin Orimolade

Powering UP: screening for active Zr raw material

Dr Laia-Vila Nadal

Next Generation Lithium-Ion Batteries (LIBs) using Sustainable Seaweed Polymers

Dr Siobhan Stevenson

School of Computing Science


Emergent Behaviour of Telecommunication Control System

Dr Paul Harvey

Investigating How Large Language Model Responses Should Be Displayed to Everyday Augmented Reality Users

Dr Joseph O'Hagan and Dr Euan Freeman

School of Engineering


Investigating fundamental contact mechanics and performance of Tribo-electric Nano-generator from human movement

 Dr Satyaranjan Bairagi and Dr Charchit Kumar

Recyclable Wireless Sensors on Biodegradable and Biocompatible Materials

 Dr Benjamin King and Dr Mahmoud Wagih

Improved Reliability Testing Systems for Photonic Crystal Surface Emitting Lasers

 Dr Adam McKenzie and Prof Jeff Kettle

FPGA Based Qubit Control and Readout Implementation

 Dr Roghaieh Parvizi and Dr Atif Jafri

Using organic volatile compounds to monitor anaerobic digesters: Applying medical detection methods to environmental technology

Dr Baptiste Poursat 

School of Geographical & Earth Sciences


Multi-Lingual and Multi-Modal Location Information Extraction (Multi-LM)

Joseph Shingleton

School of Mathematics & Statistics


Habitat use and behaviour of multiple species of marine turtles using point processes

Dr Jafet Belmont Osuna and Dr Daniela Castro-Camilo

Research in surface theory

Dr John Nicholson and Philipp Bader

Physics-Informed Neural Networks: Addressing Optimisation Challenges

Dr Tiffany Vlaar

School of Physics & Astronomy


Low gain avalanche detectors for fast timing applications

Dr Dima Maneuski And Dr Richard Bates

Portable Quantum Device for (Q-)Chirality Measurements

Dr Sara Restuccia and Dr Joe Knapper