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School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering One-year MPhil project: Novel electronic devices with thin-films and 2D materials

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Sunday, March 31, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

This one-year MPhil project offers an exciting opportunity to pursue advanced research within the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Manchester. The aim of the project is to design and make novel electronic devices with thin-films and 2D materials. The market of wearable technology is entering a very rapid growth phase, predicted to reach $70 billion in 2025 by IDTechx. While silicon electronics has fundamentally changed the world in the last 70 years, silicon chips are always rigid and optically opaque. Thin-film oxide semiconductors and 2D materials, in contrast, are flexible and transparent. Recently, fastest flexible diodes (https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms8561) and extremely sensitive graphene microwave detectors (https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms11670) have been demonstrated by Prof. Song’s group (www.manchester.ac.uk/research/A.Song) in the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Manchester. This project aims to achieve electronic devices with high performance such as very high operating speed, mechanical flexibility, and/or optical transparency. The candidate will have the opportunity to gain experiences on electronic device micro-fabrications, thin-film semiconductors or 2D materials, device electrical characterisations, etc.

Funding Notes

The award is for one year only and will cover tuition fees for UK / EU or international students. There is also a stipend of £11.5k.

References

Candidates can be UK or EU or international citizens and have a 1st or 2i (UK or equivalent) undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, such as materials, physics, or electronics. The ideal candidate will have a passion for this research area and a strong interest in problem solving and experimental research.

Professor Aimin Song, email: [email protected]

In the first instance, please send a CV, undergraduate transcripts and 1 page accompanying statement to Ms Marie Davies, Postgraduate (Research) Admissions, email [email protected]

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