Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014) and an outstanding 66% of the work of Loughborough’s academic staff who were eligible to be submitted to the REF was judged as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, compared to a national average figure of 43%.
Social behavioural difficulties are commonly reported by individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC). One of the leading theories suggests that these difficulties are brought about by a reduced reward response to social stimuli, i.e.
A fully funded PhD studentship is available to work under the co-supervision of Dr Giorgio Volpe and Dr Matthew Blunt on the experimental development of a controllable printing method to deposit and self-assemble 2 dimensional Covalent Organic Frameworks (2D-COFs).
Solution processable molecular organic semiconductors are prime candidates to realise printable electronics. However a lack of control over molecular orientation and assembly is currently severely limiting their performance.
A fully funded PhD studentship is available to work under the co-supervision of Dr. Martijn Zwijnenburg and Dr. Rob Palgrave on understanding the electronic properties of self-assembled materials by a combination of theory and experiment.