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Investigating the Nanoscale Synthesis of 2D Materials for Advanced Flexible Electronics

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  • Full or part time
    Dr Matthew Cole
  • Application Deadline
    No more applications being accepted
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description


Graphene and the wider family of 2D materials are an exciting platform upon which to build the next-generation of electronic devices. From flexible transparent circuits, to new forms of switching devices, the unique properties of these nanoengineered layered systems have much potential for the realisation of advanced electronics.

Systematic material growth studies will be conducted using the Nano Lab’s chemical vapour deposition reactors with the applicant expected to develop commercially viable and scalable transfer methodologies of the as-grown materials. The fabricated samples will be assessed using Baths University’s extensive metrology facilities, with the successful candidate’s research focussing on exploring the underlying growth of various emerging semiconducting 2D materials in addition to exploring the synthesised materials electronic properties.

Further details on the Groups research can be found at;


The successful applicant will ideally have graduated (or be due to graduate) with an undergraduate Masters degree (first class or upper second-class) or MSc distinction (or overseas equivalent) in electrical engineering, materials science, physics or related discipline. Candidates whose first language is not English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in each module) or equivalent.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Matthew Cole ([Email Address Removed])

Formal applications should be made via the University of Bath’s online application form for a PhD in Electronic & Electrical Engineering. Please ensure that you state the full project title and lead supervisor name on the application form.

More information about applying for a PhD at Bath may be found here:

Anticipated start date: January 2020

Funding Notes

Funding will cover UK/EU tuition fees, a maintenance stipend of up to £15,009 per annum (2019/20 rate) and a training support fee of £1,000 per annum for up to 3.5 years. Overseas applicants are not eligible to apply for this funding.

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FTE Category A staff submitted: 20.50

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