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Microscopic Mechanisms in Thermoelectric Materials

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

The project will involve understanding why particular structures and chemistries give rise to specific physical properties. The successful candidate will gain experience in making novel ceramic materials and characterising their physical properties and crystal structures. A particular emphasis of the project will be on studying the crystal structure and dynamics of layered perovskite materials using synchrotron X-ray diffraction and neutron scattering techniques in order to understand how properties such as the thermoelectric effect can be controlled and enhanced.
The Senn group enjoys regular access to world class central facilities such as the synchrotron Diamond Light Source, Oxfordshire, the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France, and the ISIS Neutron Spallation Source. At the University of Warwick, you will have access to state-of-the art, in house diffraction facilities and physical property measurement systems. You will join a team of 4 other PhD students who work in the broader area of crystallography, tackling problems involving understanding the fundamental mechanisms behind phenomena as varied as thermal expansion, ferroelectricity, magnetism, the photovoltaic effect and superconductivity. More details of the research conducted within the group can be found at

How to apply:
Interested applicants should contact Dr Mark Senn () with a CV at the earliest possible instance.

Funding Notes

A fully funded stipend with UK/EU fees for 3.5 years is available. Applicants that are not from the UK/EU are welcome to apply, but they will need to find additional funding for the full Band 2 Postgraduate Research fees (View Website).

Applicants should have an honours degree (at least II.1 or equivalent) in chemistry, physics, or material sciences.

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