PhD Studentship: Nano-electronics

PhD Studentship: Nano-electronics

Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology

Location: Highfield Campus

Closing Date:  Monday 01 May 2017

Reference: 813316FP

PhD Studentship: Nano-electronics

3 year Ph.D. studentship

Funding: fees and stipend at EPSRC rate

Eligibility: UK and EU Nationals only

PhD Supervisor: Prof. C.H. de Groot

Deadline: June 30th 2017

Project Summary:

A fully-funded 3 year PhD studentship in Nanoelectronics is available at the University of Southampton. The studentship will be associated with the new EPSRC programme grant, ADEPT (Advanced Devices by Electroplating) (http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/N035437/1). The programme will use electrodeposition to structure semiconductors for device applications including thermoelectrics, phase change memory and IR sensors on a micro and nano-scale, and involves research groups in physics, chemistry and electronic engineering in the Universities of Southampton, Warwick and Nottingham. A cohort of five students will be appointed on the project in 2017, with further students starting in 2018. These will work closely with the team of academic investigators and postdoctoral researchers in a highly interdisciplinary project.

Applications are invited for the nanoelectronics studentships which will be based in the Nano Research Group within Electronics and Computer Science (ECS). The research project will use the state-of-the art cleanroom Facilities of the Southampton Nanofabrication Centre (http://www.southampton-nanofab.com/) as starting point for the fabrication, in-situ characterisation, and measurement of electronic and thermal properties of nanoscale thermo-electric materials and generators. Particular focus will be on the study of quantum effects.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Prof. Kees de Groot (http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/people/chdg) by emailing chdg@soton.ac.uk

Candidate Requirements:

The project is funded for 3 years and welcomes applicants from the UK and EU who have or expect to obtain at least an upper second class degree in Electronics, Physics, Materials Science or another relevant discipline. Funding will cover fees and a stipend at current research council rates of £ 14,296 per annum.

Applications will be considered in the order that they are received, and the position will be considered filled when a suitable candidate has been identified

How to apply:

To apply for this studentship please submit an application for a PhD in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, mentioning the project and project supervisor – see http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/phd/how-to-apply