EPSRC CDT in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing
Compound Semiconductor (CS) materials are a Key Enabling Technology at the heart of modern society. They are central to the development of, for example, the 5G network, energy efficient lighting, smart phones, satellite communications, power electronics for the next generation of electric vehicles and new imaging techniques.
If you would like a career at the heart of this exciting new technology, whether in industry or academia, we are offering up to 14 fully funded PhD studentships with an enhanced stipend to eligible students. You will study in a supportive cohort and undertake an intellectually challenging and industrially relevant PhD project.
The EPSRC CDT in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing has been designed to complement the work of the world’s first Compound Semiconductor (CS) Cluster established in the UK, which has so far attracted over £500m in public and private funding.
Led by Cardiff University and partnered by the University of Manchester, the University of Sheffield and University College London (UCL), the CDT will provide a holistic understanding of the entire manufacturing process, equipping graduates with the skills and knowledge they need to accelerate their own career trajectory and in doing so change the face of UK CS Manufacturing.
The CDT builds on various Compound Semiconductor initiatives such as the Compound Semiconductor Applications (CSA) Catapult and the EPSRC Future Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing Hub also led by Cardiff University.
The aim of these initiatives is to drive economic growth through partnership between industry and universities to apply the latest innovative research. The CDT has been co-created with IQE Plc, CSC Ltd, Nexperia, and the Compound Semiconductor Applications (CSA) Catapult and includes over 24 industrial partners.