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Fully-funded PhD Studentship - Fabrication and Characterisation of Monolithic On-chip Integration of III-nitride Optoelectronics

University of Sheffield - Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Sheffield
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 24th June 2021
Closes: 30th November 2021
 

Applications are invited for a fully-funded 3.5 year PhD studentship to work on Fabrication and characterisation of monolithic on-chip integration of III-nitride photonics and electronics.

Project description

The studentship holder will work closely with a large number of collaborators from other Universities and industrial partners in order to achieve integrated devices combining III-nitrides and other III-Vs on patterned substrates, where the advanced epitaxial growth and novel device fabrication of the integrated devices are essential for the project. She/he will need to prepare and present results regularly, and will need to publish articles in high-profile journals, attend project progress meetings and international/domestic conferences.

The studentship is based within the Centre for GaN Materials and Devices led by Professor Tao Wang. With 30 members, two MOCVD systems and a large number of material characterisation systems and extensive device testing facilities of a high standard for the advanced research of III-nitrides, the Centre for GaN materials and Devices is one of the largest GaN research groups in the UK.

Academic requirements

This project will best suit a graduate in Physics, Materials or Electronic & Electrical Engineering with a strong background in semiconductor materials & physics. Candidates from a Physics department are particularly welcome. A first-degree of class 1 (preferred) or 2:1 class or its international equivalent is required.

Funding notes

The studentship is fully funded for 3.5 years and is open to UK/EU applicants who meet the University’s entrance requirements. Funding covers tuition fees and a tax-free living allowance at the current EPSRC rate or equivalent.

Application and enquiries

Interested applicants should apply by submitting their CV and covering letter to Professor Tao Wang (t.wang@sheffield.ac.uk) or Ms. Katherine Greenacre at k.greenacre@sheffield.ac.uk;

For more information on post graduate research in EEE and the application process visit www.sheffield.ac.uk/eee/pgr. Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Tao Wang.

The studentship can start at the earliest opportunity.

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