|Location:||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||£17,668 (2022-23 UKRI rate)|
|Placed On:||19th January 2023|
|Closes:||6th March 2023|
100% fees covered, and a minimum tax-free annual living allowance of £17,668 (2022-23 UKRI rate).
The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Renewable Energy Northeast Universities (ReNU) is a collaborative doctoral training programme run by the Universities of Northumbria, Newcastle and Durham. In addition to undertaking an individual scientific research project described below at one of the three partner Universities, doctoral candidates will engage with added value training opportunities for example in business, innovation and internationalisation through a 4-year training programme that has been designed to maximise the benefits of a cohort approach to doctoral training.
The goal of the project is to provide fundamental understanding of how the dimensions of metal halide perovskites affect the electronic and vibrational properties, and how these properties are related to the performance of the material in photovoltaic applications. The project is expected to fill important knowledge gaps in the field with knowledge that can then be utilized in thin-film solar cells, tandem applications, quantum dot solar cells and light-emitting applications. The project will investigate electronic and vibrational properties in bulk (3D) and low-dimensional 2D metal halide perovskites (ultra-thin films), as well electron transport and recombination in these materials.
Number Of Awards
18 Sept 2023
Application Closing Date
6 March 2023
Prof Tomas Edvinsson (Newcastle University)
You must have, or expect to gain, a minimum 2:1 Honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant subject or subject relevant to the proposed PhD project. Enthusiasm for research, the ability to think and work independently, excellent analytical skills and strong verbal and written communication skills are also essential requirements.
Home and international applicants (inc. EU) are welcome to apply and if successful will receive a full studentship. Applicants whose first language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills.
International applicants may require ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance.
How To Apply
You must apply through the University’s Apply to Newcastle Portal
Once registered select ‘Create a Postgraduate Application’.
Use ‘Course Search’ to identify your programme of study:
You will then need to provide the following information in the ‘Further Questions’ section:
Type / Role: