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  New light-responsive electrolytes for energy conversion
  Dr A Martinez-Felipe, Mr J Cavanagh
Applications accepted all year round

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In this PhD project, we will develop new electrolytes with high ionic conductivity to increase the efficiency of fuel cells and batteries.
  New light-responsive energy harvesters for energy storage
  Dr A Martinez-Felipe, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
Applications accepted all year round

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Energy harvesting will play a central role to offset the variability of renewable energy sources and achieve decarbonisation in global economies.
  Thermally superconducting and superinsulating nanofluids and their use in nanodevices
  Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman, Dr J Derksen
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Nanotechnology is the forefront of a new industrial revolution. As the scale of new devices shrink, the design bottle-neck becomes getting rid of waste heat.
  Demonstrating and using two-dimensional cryo-microspectroscopy on individual colloidal quantum dots, fluorophores, and biomolecules
  Research Group: Condensed Matter and Photonics
  Prof W W Langbein
Applications accepted all year round

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The objective of the project is to demonstrate and use two-dimensional cryo-microspectroscopy on individual colloidal quantum dots, fluorophores, and biomolecules (including model light-harvesting systems).
  Energy Harvesting for Autonomous Systems
  Research Group: Condensed Matter and Photonics
  Prof P M Smowton, Prof G Min
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is an exciting global megatrend and UK government priority area, which if to be realised, requires the development of a number of key enabling technologies with potentially huge scientific and market value.
  Optical decoherence and coherent coupling of excitons in quantum dots embedded in photonic cavities
  Research Group: Condensed Matter and Photonics
  Dr E Muljarov, Prof W W Langbein
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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This project in theoretical physics aims to study the coherent dynamics of optical excitations (excitons) in single and multiple semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) strongly coupled to photonic cavities.
  Quantum coherence and carrier dynamics in colloidal nanostructures from dots to 1D and 2D materials
  Research Group: Condensed Matter and Photonics
  Prof W W Langbein, Prof P Borri, Dr E Muljarov
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Colloidal nanostructures such as semiconductor quantum dots are relatively simple to manufacture, widely tuneable in shape and size and can be made of a large range of materials.
  Tunable THz laser source
  Research Group: Condensed Matter and Photonics
  Prof P M Smowton, Prof C Tucker
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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A fully tunable and efficient source of THz radiation is required for a large number of security and medical applications.
  1.55 μm lasers epitaxially grown on silicon for optical interconnects
  Dr Q Li, Prof P M Smowton
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Achieving high performance, long lifetime, and electrical injection silicon-based lasers will deliver the last missing building block in silicon photonics, a platform that can not only enable optical interconnects, but also serve other growth markets such as cluster computing, light detection and ranging (LIDAR), machine vision and environmental sensing.
  Active Colloidal-Quantum-Dot Light Emitting Devices: QD Laser and QD LEDs
  Dr BH Hou, Prof P M Smowton
Applications accepted all year round

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Realization of electrically pumped lighting and lasing with colloidal quantum dots will have a revolutionary impact on many disciplines including display, photonics, optical communication, chemical sensing, and medical diagnostics.
  Confined epitaxial growth of InP on silicon for advanced photonic structures
  Dr Q Li, Dr D Wallis
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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With the widespread use of mobile devices, the level of data traffic in the world is going up very quickly.
  Controlled coherent coupling of single quantum dots in photonic crystal cavity networks
  Prof W W Langbein, Dr E Muljarov, Dr D Beggs
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The proposed project spans from the field of optical spectroscopy of semiconductor nanostructures, specifically coherent spectroscopy of single quantum dots, to quantum computing, specifically the implementation of quantum operations in quantum dots.
  EPSRC DTP studentship: Quantum coherence in single biomolecules measured by multidimensional optical micro-spectroscopy
  Prof W W Langbein, Prof P Borri, Dr E Muljarov, Dr F Masia
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Life is based on the intricate interactions between a multitude of biomolecules, including lipids, proteins, and DNA. They are dynamical in nature and maintain the non-equilibrium state of life.
  Exciton dynamics in diamond and two-dimensional metal dichalcogenide enabled van der Waals heterostructures
  Prof O Williams, Dr BH Hou
Applications accepted all year round

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Two-dimensional (2D) materials offer a platform that allows the creation of heterostructures with a variety of properties. One- atom-thick crystals now comprise a large family of these materials, collectively covering a comprehensive range of features and numerous intrigue scientific challenges.
  Flexible textile-based self-powered energy harvesting and storage system for smart wearable electronics
  Dr BH Hou, Prof O Williams
Applications accepted all year round

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Smart wearable electronics that are fabricated on fabrics or textile substrates are of importance for next-generation portable electronic device systems.
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