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  Funded PhD Scholarship to develop next generation silicon-based colour sensors

   School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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  Dr F Rahman  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, USA, has a funded PhD studentship available in the area of semiconductor optical radiation detectors. This position is open to both US and international students with relevant academic background and an interest in pursuing advanced research in optoelectronics. Funding includes complete tuition waiver and a stipend of at least $8,000 per semester.

This program will require both advisor-led research and successfully passing required graduate courses. The research component is mainly experimental and will involve working on both semiconductor device fabrication and measurements of device characteristics. This specific project is directed at developing a silicon photodiode that allows its wavelength sensitivity (spectral responsivity) to be changed electronically by applying a voltage to transistor-like gates at the surface. The data obtained by sweeping the gate voltage will need to be processed in software to extract information about the spectrum of illuminating radiation. Thus, ideally this project also requires some ability for building electronic circuits and to write programs in C/C++.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working and disciplined person with a background in semiconductor science and technology. Extensive knowledge of semiconductors and semiconductor devices is desirable but not essential, as further training will be provided through graduate courses in relevant areas. However, a good understanding of basic Physics and some electronics and programming is an essential requirement. Similarly, good mathematical and English writing skills are also needed.

Admission requirements include a good four-year Bachelors degree in either Electrical Engineering or Physics (Masters degree preferred), together with officially mandated TOEFL/IELTS and GRE scores (detailed information is available on request).

Ohio University is a public teaching/research university located in Athens, south-eastern Ohio, with a beautiful campus setting along the Hocking river. We are located in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology which offers graduate and undergraduate education in a variety of Engineering disciplines. There are plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities available both within and around the Athens area. Columbus – the capital of Ohio – is located approximately 75 miles north of Athens. Other large Ohio cities, such as Cleveland and Cincinnati, are also easily accessible from Athens.

For further information, please contact Dr Faiz Rahman at [Email Address Removed]

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