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PhD Studentship: Printed electronics for e-textiles

University of Southampton - Smart Electronic Materials and Systems Research Group (SEMS) - Department of Electronics and Computer Science

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Southampton
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £14,777 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 6th December 2018
Closes: 31st March 2019

Supervisor: Dr Kai Yang
Co-supervisor: Dr Russel Torah

Project description

A prestigious three-year fully funded PhD studentship is available in the Smart Electronic Materials and Systems Research Group (SEMS) group in the Department of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS). SEMS group is a world-leading research group for printed electronic textiles with a long track record of delivering research/innovation projects. The team has led over £10 million worth of research projects in the past 10 years. More information about the research group is available at

This PhD is focused on developing novel inks for printing electronics on textiles to give them new functionality. The application of these novel inks will be demonstrated through wearable applications (e.g. wearable sensors/actuators). The project requires education/experience in materials science, chemistry, engineering or other relevant disciplines. The ideal candidate will enjoy practical hands-on work and be willing to acquire new skills, working individually and part of a team. The PhD student will have opportunities to work with both internal and external collaborators.

The ideal candidates should have, or expect to gain, a first or upper second-class degree in a related subject (Materials, Chemistry, Engineering). Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate excellent communication and writing skills.

The scholarship is only open to UK and EU citizens due to funder restrictions. Self-funded international students are also welcome to apply for the post but not the scholarship.

Please contact: Dr Kai Yang (Email:, tel +44 (0) 2380 59 6665) for further details. 

Key facts

Entry requirements: first or upper second-class degree or equivalent

Closing date: applications are open until 31 March 2019, but the post will be offered to suitable candidates before the deadline.

Duration: four years (full-time)
Funding: full tuition fees, for UK/EU students, and a tax-free stipend of £14,777 per year
Assessment: Nine month and 18 month reports, viva voce and thesis examination
Start date: To be confirmed

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