All modern societies rely on good provisions of mobile communication systems. Their hardware consists of Radio-Frequency (RF) components and circuits, which are also vital for other wireless communications systems, for example for radar, radio and television broadcasting, as well as remote control.
In order to improve the performance of RF components and circuits, it is necessary to operating at higher frequencies. It brings many advantages, including more efficient signal propagation, better immunity to some forms of noise, and smaller antenna dimensions. The shift towards higher operation frequency however brings challenges in miniaturising these RF components and circuits.
To address the challenge of RF component/circuit miniaturisation, we are seeking a PhD student to join our team of semiconductor device engineer and RF engineer. Although this is a multi-partner project with overseas partners, the student will be supervised by academics of The University of Sheffield. Typical tasks for the student include (i) working closely with our project partners to optimise wafer and device designs, whilst ensuring manufacturability, (ii) device fabrication of RF components, and (iii) preliminary measurements of the fabricated RF components.
• Full funding for UK and resident EU candidate (> 3 years) • Substantial partial funding for international students.
1. A 1st or 2:1 class honours undergraduate degree OR MSc degree (with Distinction/Merit) in Electronic Engineering or Physics. 2. Experience or strong interest in semiconductor or wireless communication.
The PhD student will be supervised by Prof Jo Shien Ng and Mr Eddie Ball, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, The University of Sheffield.