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PhD Studentship Opportunity in Nano-manufacturing of IoT Devices on Plastics

University of Surrey

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Guildford
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £18,000
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 7th June 2019
Closes: 31st August 2019

Novel nano-fabrication routes are required for future IoT applications to enable mass production of printable components and systems, with nanometre resolution on flexible substrates. This project involves the integration of electronic circuits with low energy communication interfaces, energy harvesting with storage modules, sensors and actuators in a single platform. 

The project involves

  • Development of a process capability for printable components and systems 
  • Development of novel emerging materials: graphene, CNT, silver nanowires, ZnO, quantum dots 
  • Demonstration of unified design, manufacture and integration approaches for sensors/actuators, energy capture and control, 
    communication, in a single platform

This is a 4 year project, commencing in October 2019.

Entry requirements

All applicants should have (or expect to obtain) a first class or First-class degree or distinction in a relevant subject. Non-native speakers of English will be required to have IELTS 6.5 or above (or equivalent).


University fees will be fully covered for the duration of the project and a stipend of £18,000 per annum for UK/EU applicants only.

How to apply

Applicants can apply through our Advance Technology Institute course page Please clearly state the studentship title on your application.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Prof Ravi Silva on to discuss their application. Applicants must include their research proposal and CV.

Application enquiries

Ravi Silva, 01483 689825

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