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High-Performance Optical Sensor Circuits Based on Metal-Halide Perovskites

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, November 15, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

The Labram Group in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Oregon State University is looking to hire a full-time PhD student starting September 2020. You will be funded by the Labram Group and will work on experimental projects in the development of next-generation flexible electronics. Candidates must have received an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, materials science, physics, or a related discipline by 21st September 2020.

The application deadline for Oregon State University is 15th December 2019, but pre-screening of candidates will take place before this date. Interested candidates should use the from below to submit a full CV / resume, along with a brief statement on research interests (roughly half a page) by 15th November 2019. Professor Labram will inform candidates by 30th November 2019, whether he will support their application. Informal inquires can be made via .

Oregon State University is located in Corvallis, in the beautiful Pacific-Northwest of the United States. Further information can be found below:
• The Labram Group: http://web.engr.oregonstate.edu/~labramj/.
• Oregon State University: http://oregonstate.edu/.
• Information about Corvallis: https://visitcorvallis.com/.

Metal halide perovskites are a class of materials possessing opto-electronic properties which are, by many metrics, remarkable. Despite being extensively studied for only 10 years, and processed from solution at low-temperature, solar cells based on these compounds have already exhibited power-conversion efficiencies in excess of polycrystalline silicon (the commercial standard). Yet despite their amazing electrical properties, they have been scarcely studied for electronics applications.

In this project you will develop thin-film transistors from these compounds, with the goal of creating circuits capable of processing information based on optical signals, as well as electrical signals. The superb absorption- and charge-transport-properties of these compounds suggest they are excellent contenders for commercial applications. The field of hybrid halide perovskites is a young, but fast-moving field, where you will have the opportunity to generate high very impact work.

Funding Notes

The project is suitable for candidates who have, or expect to obtain, at least a 2:1-class degree (or equivalent) in electrical engineering, materials science, physics, or a related discipline.

References

Metal‐Halide Perovskite Transistors for Printed Electronics: Challenges and Opportunities, Lin, Pattanasattayavong, Anthopoulos, Adv. Mater. 29 (46), 2017, 1702838, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/adma.201702838

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