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PhD Studentship: Vertical GaN Power Trench MOSFET

Coventry University - Institute for Future Transport & Cities

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Coventry
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 5th September 2019
Closes: 31st October 2019

Gallium Nitride (GaN) vertical devices have the potential to enable new and highly efficient high voltage applications for a low carbon society such as electric vehicles. To date, a few research groups have reported on the successful fabrication of GaN vertical devices on silicon due to the considerable challenges associated with crystal growth, reliability and fabrication process.

The successful PhD candidate will simulate, optimize and characterize a novel vertical GaN FET prototype using TCAD Synopsys Sentaurus and high voltage probe station with CV and pulse measurement capabilities.

The successful candidate will work alongside the research team within the £50M unique world-class Centre for Advanced Low-carbon Propulsion Systems (C-ALPS). During the PhD project, the student will have the leverage to work closely with world-leading industrialists.

We seek candidates with an excellent academic record in physics, electronics or similar subject. Specific experimental skills are not required, but self-motivation and a can-do attitude are.

Funding details

For the academic year 2018/19, English-resident UK and EU students, or EU students moving to England for a PhD, who are not in receipt of Research Council funding or other direct government funding can apply to borrow up to £25,000 to help cover the cost of their PhD tuition fees. 

Benefits

Training and Development

  • Our research is underpinned by a £250M investment in research and facilities.
  • The successful candidate will receive comprehensive research training including technical, personal and professional skills.
  • All researchers at Coventry University (from PhD to Professor) are part of the Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability and Development, which provides support with high-quality training and career development activities.
  • The successful candidate will work alongside the research team within the £50M unique world-class Centre for Advanced Low-carbon Propulsion Systems (C-ALPS).
  • During the PhD project, the student will have the leverage to work closely with world-leading industrialists.

Candidate specification

Entry criteria for applicants to PHD 

  • A minimum of a 2:1 first degree in a relevant discipline/subject area with a minimum 60% mark in the project element or equivalent with a minimum 60% overall module average. 
    PLUS 
    the potential to engage in innovative research and to complete the PhD within a 3.5 years
  • a minimum of English language proficiency (IELTS overall minimum score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component)

For further details see:  https://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-students/making-an-application/ 

How to apply

To find out more about the project please contact Dr Soroush Faramehr ad2057@coventry.ac.uk

To apply on line please visit: https://pgrplus.coventry.ac.uk/ 

All applications require full supporting documentation, a covering letter, reference letter, plus a 2000-word supporting statement showing how the applicant’s expertise and interests are relevant to the project. 

Start date January 2020

Interview dates Will be confirmed to shortlisted candidates

Duration of study Full-Time – between three and three and a half years fixed term. Three years and a half

Enquiries may be addressed to:
Dr Soroush Faramehr
ad2057@coventry.ac.uk+44 7557 425 021

   
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