ECFP has arranged a number of placements for undergraduate and postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers in industry.  Placements tend to be between 8 weeks (over the summer) and 6 months.  Please contact us to find out more.

Exploration of a robotic swimmer

13 Jul 2020
Crover Ltd

Zubin Roy, a physics student at Edinburgh, completed a placement with Crover. The company have developed a first-of-its-kind robot that “swims” through cereals and grains, allowing farmers to monitor silo stores and ensure that disease or spoilage is identified quickly and dealt with. Zubin’s project investigated whether and how the robot mixes grains as it moves.

Genius Placement

31 May 2019
Genius Foods

Through EPSRC Impact Acceleration funding, Dr Nick Koumakis, a postdoctoral research associate, is on an industrial placement at Genius Foods in Bathgate, for 6 months during 2019, to work towards developing an understanding of the science behind how each of their 20+ ingredients contribute to the formation and final properties of their bread.  Genius Foods are leaders in manufacturing gluten-free foods.  Nick is using his expertise in rheology and microscopy techniques and experience working with large datasets to help the company identify opp

A SUPA funded industrial placement at L'Oreal by Dr. Niek Hijnen

07 Oct 2014
L'Oreal, Paris

Having just finished my PhD and working as a PDRA with ECFP at the University of Edinburgh, I was offered the opportunity to go on a 3 month secondment, funded by the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA), to L'Oreal in Chevilly-Larue, Paris. Florence Levy, who is leading L'Oreal's Applied Fragrances Research group, had offered a project studying the complexation of fragrance molecules.