Stewart McWilliams

Postdoctoral Opportunities

Postdoctoral positions, in experimental high pressure research and computational methods for experimental geophysics, are available through ERC project TRIREME.  Openings will occur regularly from Summer 2021.  For enquiries about current and future availability, please contact

Student Opportunities

Students interested in joining the group for a PhD are always welcome. Contact me if interested and/or apply through an opportunity below.

PhD studentships are available through ERC project TRIREME, in the study of experimental measurements of transport at high pressure and temperature, applied to understanding Earth's interior.  Apply through opportunity #3 below.

The University of Edinburgh School of Physics offers various other possibilities for student support here. Studentships are available through the School, through SUPA, and through other opportunities.  

Postgraduate research projects (Edinburgh)

Currently our lab has the following research projects for graduate students:

    • Micro-Confinement of Dense Energetic Plasmas

    • Transforming Matter with Powerful Lasers: Uncovering Stars and Planets in the Laboratory

    • Ageing the Earth: Thermal and Electrical Conductivity of Materials at High Pressures

Honours/MPhys Undergraduate projects (Edinburgh)

Potential undergraduate research projects are listed on the School’s wiki page (requires login).

Mphys Projects

Senior Honours Projects

Summer research projects (Edinburgh & Elsewhere)

Contact me if you are interested in a summer research project.