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PhD Studentship: Novel Layered 2D Nanomaterial Heterostructures for Advanced Electron Emission Systems

University of Bath - Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Bath
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £14,777 maintenance stipend, Home/EU tuition fees, training support fee of £1,000 per annum for up to 3.5 years
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 15th February 2019
Closes: 30th April 2019

Supervisor:  Dr Matthew Cole

Graphene and the wider family of 2D materials are an exciting platform upon which to build the next-generation of electronic devices. From flexible transparent circuits, to new forms of switching devices, the unique properties of these nanoengineered layered systems have much potential for the realisation of new types of electron gun systems. From ultra-compact miniaturised Xray sources, to table-top particle accelerator systems, the manufacture of novel layered 2D nanomaterials allows for the atomic scale engineering of unique electronic structure.

This experimental project will focus on the production of new types of 2D layer electron tunnelling systems. The transfer of a variety of 2D nanomaterials will be explored, with the applicant expected to develop commercially viable and scalable transfer methodologies to realise novel layered atomically thin layered structures not found in nature. The fabricated samples will be assessed using Baths University’s extensive metrology facilities, with the successful candidate’s research focussing on exploring the electron emission properties of these structures in the Group’s custom built ultra-high vacuum electron emission system.

The successful candidate should have a strong interest in nanomaterials and electron transport with a preference for experimental work. A hands-on approach and willingness to build and develop new systems and approaches to the outlined problem is extremely advantageous. A background in nanomaterial growth or advanced metrology is desirable.

Further details on the Groups research can be found at;

http://people.bath.ac.uk/mtc47/

Successful applicants will ideally have graduated (or be due to graduate) with an undergraduate Masters first class degree and/or MSc distinction (or equivalent). Any English language requirements must be met at the deadline for applications.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Matthew Cole, M.T.Cole@bath.ac.uk

Formal applications should be made via the University of Bath’s online application form for a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Please ensure that you state the full project title and lead supervisor name on the application form.

https://samis.bath.ac.uk/urd/sits.urd/run/siw_ipp_lgn.login?process=siw_ipp_app&code1=RDUEE-FP01&code2=0013

More information about applying for a PhD at Bath may be found here:

http://www.bath.ac.uk/guides/how-to-apply-for-doctoral-study/

This project is eligible for inclusion in funding rounds scheduled for end of November 2018, January 2019, February 2019, March 2019 and April 2019. A full application must have been submitted before inclusion in a funding round.

Funding will cover Home/EU tuition fees, a maintenance stipend (£14,777 pa (2018/19 rate)) and a training support fee of £1,000 per annum for up to 3.5 years. Early application is strongly recommended.

Expected start date: 30th September 2019

   
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