EPSRC Studenthship in Scalable Fabrication of Anisotropic Carbon Nanotube Structures

University of Cambridge - Department of Engineering

The aim of this project is to develop a scalable method for fabricating anisotropic carbon nanotube (CNT) structures. Anisotropic CNT structures offer a unique ability to guide fluids, cells, heat and electricity in pre-defined directions. These structures enable novel applications but cannot be manufactured cost efficiently to date. This project aims to address this challenge and to better understand the properties of these anisotropic materials.

The host group has previously developed non-scalable methods for fabricating complex anisotropic CNT structures. These will provide a baseline for underpinning of the physical properties of these materials as well as to develop the next generation fabrication process to scale up their fabrication. We have recently acquired state of the art equipment to support this research.

More information on the research group is available at: www.nanomanufacturing.eng.cam.ac.uk

Qualifications required:

Applicants should have (or expect to obtain by the start date) at least a good 2.1 degree with preferably a good understanding of nanotechnology and a background in Engineering or a related subject.

EPSRC funded studentship are available for Home and EU students. Home students and certain EU students will receive a full studentship including fees and Maintenance. EU students will receive a fees only award. Details on eligibility can be found of EPSRC Web site: www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/help/eligibility

Overseas students are not eligible and should not apply.

Applications should be made on-line via the Cambridge Graduate Admissions Office before the deadline: www.admin.cam.ac.uk/students/gradadmissions/prospec/apply Michael De Volder identified as the potential supervisor.

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