PhD Studentship, Flexible Nanoscale Optoelectronic Devices

Southampton, United Kingdom
£15,609 tax-free per annum for up to 3.5 years
14 May 2021
End of advertisement period
31 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Centre for Electronics Frontiers

Location:  Highfield Campus
Closing Date:  Tuesday 31 August 2021
Reference:  1374621PN

Supervisory Team:    Dr Dimitra Georgiadou, Prof Themis Prodromakis

Project description

This PhD studentship aims at exploring advanced materials and novel nanopatterning techniques to develop the next generation of flexible nanodevices. High throughput fabrication of nanodevices on large areas will be pursued using organic and inorganic materials processed via solution-based processing or other deposition techniques (sputtering, CVD, ALD), compatible with flexible substrates. These devices can be employed in a number of applications, for instance low-power disposable RF sensors enabling the Internet of Things, UV-visible-NIR photodetectors used in image sensors, microscale light-emitting diodes and memristive devices for neuromorphic computing and incorporation in wearable devices.

We welcome applications from candidates with a background in engineering, physics and material science. Prior experience in cleanroom-based photolithography processes, material/device characterisation, and a good understanding of device physics are highly desired. Specific areas of interest include: optoelectronic nanodevices, nanopatterning, Internet of Things, wearable electronics.

The PhD student will have the opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary team and to be trained and work in the world-class facilities of the Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics. The Centre for Electronics Frontiers will provide research experience in one of its programmes, training, laboratory facilities and access to its seminars and lectures. Students would also be encouraged to attend major conferences during their period of study and would have access to all university facilities for wider study, including the libraries, and recreation spaces.

If you wish to discuss any details of the project informally, please contact Dr Dimitra Georgiadou, Centre for Electronics Frontiers, Email:

Entry Requirements

A very good undergraduate degree (at least a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent) or an MEng/MSc (or equivalent, or near completion) with first class honours or distinction in Engineering, Physics, Materials Science or a closely related subject, such as Electronics.

Closing date: applications should be received no later than 31 August 2021 for standard admissions, but later applications may be considered depending on the funds remaining in place.

Funding: For UK students, Tuition Fees and a stipend of £15,609 tax-free per annum for up to 3.5 years. 

How To Apply

Applications should be made online. Select programme type (Research), 2021/22, Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering, next page select “PhD  Nanoelectronics (Full time)”. 

Applications should include

  • Research Proposal
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two reference letters
  • Degree Transcripts to date

Apply online:

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