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Phd Studentship in 3D Printing of miniaturized devices from 2D material inks

Imperial College London - Department of Materials

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: London
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £17,009
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 2nd April 2019
Closes: 30th June 2019

Supervisor: Dr Cecilia Mattevi

Start Date: 1st October 2019

We are inviting highly motivated candidates for an ERC-Consolidator grant 3DAddChip, funded PhD studentship in the exciting fields of 2D materials, 3D printing and energy storage. The qualified candidate will join a dynamic research team with a research focus on 2D materials, material design, energy applications in the department of Materials at Imperial College London.

Deterministic assembly of 2D materials in three-dimensional miniaturized structures is paramount for the fabrication of new small-scale devices to serve in on-chip technologies. This is a new manufacturing challenge, as miniaturization is currently developed to achieve planar-geometries. Three-dimensional printing allows templating materials with arbitrary complexity at different scales. The Mattevi group has developed a general strategy to formulate highly concentrated, water-based 2D material inks suitable for printing functional 3D architectures in miniaturized scales. This PhD studentship will develop more exciting opportunities offered by this approach. The qualified candidate will formulate new inks based on 2D materials suitable for printing three-dimensional architectures, mechanical robust and that can be used as energy storage devices. S/he will use advanced 3D printing, materials characterisation techniques and s/he will take part in the process of fabrication and test of electrochemical devices.

The studentship is for EU and UK students only. The candidates should have (or be expecting to obtain) a first degree (1st class or upper second class) in materials, chemical engineering or a relevant subject. Applicants should have knowledge in one or more of: functional materials, 2D materials, polymers solids and energy storage device. Good teamwork and communication skills are essential. This four-year studentship will provide full ‘home rate’ fees plus the standard maintenance stipend to UK and EU students who meet the residency criteria (currently a stipend of £17, 009).

The prospectus, entry requirements and application form (under ‘how to apply’) are available at: 

For further details of the posts, please contact Dr Cecilia Mattevi at Applicants should send a CV and covering letter and will be required to complete an electronic application form.

Information about the Department can be found at

Closing date: 30 June 2019

Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

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