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PhD Studentship Opportunity in Nano-manufacturing of IoT devices on plastics

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  • Full or part time
    Prof S Silva
  • Application Deadline
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  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Novel nano-fabrication routes are required for future IoT applications to enable mass production of printable components and systems, with nanometre resolution on flexible substrates. This project involves the integration of electronic circuits with low energy communication interfaces, energy harvesting with storage modules, sensors and actuators in a single platform.

The project involves
• Development of a process capability for printable components and systems
• Development of novel emerging materials: graphene, CNT, silver nanowires, ZnO, quantum dots
• Demonstration of unified design, manufacture and integration approaches for sensors/actuators, energy capture and control,
communication, in a single platform

This is a 4 year project, commencing in October 2019.

Entry requirements:
All applicants should have (or expect to obtain) a first class or First-class degree or distinction in a relevant subject. Non-native speakers of English will be required to have IELTS 6.5 or above (or equivalent).

How to apply:
Applicants can apply through our Advance Technology Institute course page https://www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate/advanced-technology-institute-phd. Please clearly state the studentship title on your application.
Applicants are encouraged to contact Prof Ravi Silva on [Email Address Removed] to discuss their application. Applicants must include their research proposal and CV.

Funding Notes

University fees will be fully covered for the duration of the project and a stipend of £18,000 per annum.



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