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Ph.D in Engineering focusing on two-dimensional material photodetectors

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Dr J Bullock Applications accepted all year round Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
Melbourne Australia Electrical Engineering Energy Technologies Materials Science

About the Project

The growing library of two-dimensional (2D) materials has opened a broad optoelectronic application space spanning the ultra-violet to terahertz region. This Ph.D project is centred around the development of 2D material photodetectors with an emphasis on the fabrication and characterization of van der Waals heterojunction photodiodes.

If you are interested please send an email to with a short cover letter, a copy of your CV and your academic transcripts. Documents will be considered as they are received but should be submitted before March 1st 2021 for the highest chance of selection. Required and desired criteria are listed below:


• First-class (H1 or equivalent) bachelor or masters degree from a high-ranking university.

• English proficiency: IELTS: An overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in each component. TOFEL: An overall score of 80 with a minimum of 20 in reading and writing and 18 in speaking and listening.


• A peer-reviewed publication record.

• Experience delivering scientific presentations.

About the group

Sustainable Energy and Environmental Devices Lab is a research group, headed by Dr. James Bullock, within the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne. This group draws from disciplines such as Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Chemistry working on topics such as photovoltaics, electro and photocatalysis, 2D materials and photodetectors. More information on the group can be found here: Candidates who identify as belonging to groups under-represented in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields are especially encouraged to apply.

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