This area of mid-IR source and detector is of high importance in civilian as well as defence technologies. Compound semiconductor based devices are emerging as the challenger to existing bulky and expensive sensors. These devices will be agile and smart and operate at room temperature.
Design and simulations of multi quantum well structure devices would allow to tune a wide range of wavelength and that would ensure a wind range of applications of these devices. You will focus to key area of material characterisation for its aging and stability for very unique applications.
Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) provide unique educational opportunities to the Defence and security sectors of both public and private sector organisations.
Based at the UK Defence Academy at Shrivenham in Oxfordshire and at Cranfield University in Bedfordshire, CDS is the academic provider to the UK Ministry of Defence for postgraduate education at the Defence Academy, training in engineering, science, acquisition, management and leadership.
As the project develops, we expect intellectual property development leading to patents and high impact publications.
It is expected that all of the results will be published in high impact conferences and peer reviewed journals. This would allow several opportunities to present our work at conferences, workshops and exhibitions. Also there will be some travel would be required to do specialist experiments at other locations in UK.
This PhD program will enable you to develop a new concept to deliver the needs of advanced material characterisation markets and in that way it is very much rooted in developing new technologies with potential for spin out company from academia to business.