Research Associate/Fellow - Additive Manufacturing (3D-Printing) of Low Dimensional Heterogeneous Structures

University of Nottingham - Engineering

Location: University Park

Salary: £26,495 to £38,833 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29799 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

A position is available for a research associate/fellow to work in conjunction with colleagues in the School of Physics at the University of Nottingham on the design, production, analysis and modelling of multilayer structures comprising a range of materials and functionalised devices to be made by additive manufacturing. Initial focus will be on understanding and refining the interfaces between the layers. This will provide the advances required to reduce the layer thickness to a few monolayers, which act individually as quasi-2D materials and, collectively, like superlattices that are small enough to exhibit quantum-mechanical electrical, optical, and transport properties. By depositing materials such as carbon, boron, and nitrogen, which are known to form truly 2D materials like graphene, the project will seek to make such materials producible by additive manufacturing. It will also use additive manufacturing capabilities to make the functional structures, such as connections and mechanical supports, required to integrate 2D materials with other devices, thereby opening a route to engineering applications.

To undertake this work we seek applications from people with experimental and/or fabrication expertise in or more of the following areas: 2D materials including graphene or 2D multilayers; the physics, chemistry, or engineering applications of 3D printing; solid-state quantum systems, including optical, electrical, and/or heat transport; semiconductor device design, manufacture and modelling.


Please direct informal enquiries to Prof Chris Tuck (christopher.tuck@nottingham.ac.uk) or Prof Mark Fromhold (mark.fromhold@nottingham.ac.uk). Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.

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The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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