The PhD student will participate in an exciting project funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences research Council (EPSRC) entitled “THz backward wave oscillator for plasma diagnostic in nuclear fusion” led by Professor Claudio Paoloni at Engineering Department of Lancaster University. The project is an international collaboration with the Department of Physics at Lancaster University, the University of Leeds, the University of California Davis (US) and the Beijing Vacuum Electronic Research Institute (China). The Student will also participate in the design and fabrication of a new generation of vacuum tube amplifiers to enable the 5G networks in the frame of an Horizon 2020 TWEETHER www.tweether.eu.
The PhD topic will be on peculiar aspects of state of the art research in the field of sub -THz (100 -1000 GHz) vacuum electron devices.
Possible research topics could be in the development photolithography processes for microfabrication of waveguide and structures in the sub- THz frequency range at the Quantum Technology Centre of Lancaster University or in the study and design of innovative THz vacuum electron devices by three dimensional simulation techniques and the use of additive manufacturing techniques.
The PhD student will work with renowned experts in the field for a fast integration in the research group. There is the possibility to spend a period abroad in top institutions in Europe and US.
The successful candidate should have a Degree at 2.1 or above (or equivalent) in engineering science or physics and should demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm and motivation to explore novel research fields.
The E-MIT (Engineering of Microwave, Terahertz and Light) group at the Engineering Department at Lancaster University is a leading group in the field of millimetre and THz vacuum electron devices and applications. http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/engineering/research/e-mit/
Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Claudio Paoloni (Department of Engineering, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YW, UK.) Tel: +44-1524-592721. E-mail: [email protected]
Eligibility criteria: You should have a Degree at 2.1 or above (or equivalent) in engineering science or physics and should demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm and motivation to explore novel research fields.
Other details: This is a 3½-year studentship, available from 1st August 2016.