DURHAM UNIVERSITY

Marie Curie Research Fellow

Location
Durham (County) (GB)
Posted
10 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
08 May 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Marie Curie Research Fellow 
Durham University
School Engineering & Computing Sciences
Research
Marie Curie - Please see salary information below 

Marie Curie Research Fellow

H2020 Marie Curie Actions- Innovative Training Network
INDEED
Innovative Nanowire DEvicE Design

Gross Living Allowance: € 44895.96 plus mobility allowance (€7200) per year.
Salary is subject to national taxes and employer’s costs.

PhD Research project
In recent years, the scientific understanding of nanowires has been both significant and wide ranging. This has ranged from a fundamental understanding of nanowire growth processes through to the development of enhanced electronic functional performance and applications concepts. This opens new avenues for learning and technological advances. The translation of nanowire science into technology has been much slower to develop for a variety of reasons. The Innovative Nanowire DEvicE Design (INDEED) network will address these challenges. An important factor for future commercial applications is the requirement for industrial scale production of high-quality, reliable, high-performance electronically functional nanowires that can be integrated into devices.

This project aims to develop, understand and demonstrate batch processing methodologies to produce wafer-scale quantities of functional nanowires. This project spans applied physics, materials and engineering. This will involve a review of deposition and growth methodologies to understand the state-of- the art in terms of the methodologies with demonstrated, or potential application to industrial scale production of high-quality functional nanowires. Amongst a variety of methods, atomic layer deposition (ALD) is an industrial process offering exciting opportunities for materials production. The potential of ALD for production of nanowires will be explored and developed, and compared with other scalable growth methods. A range of patterning methodologies, including nanoimprint, will also be studied and the nanowire growth on polymeric substrates will also be investigated for flexible electronics applications. To understand and develop the nanowire fabrication, wafer-scale structural analysis and the electronic functional behaviour will be studied and linked back to the fabrication to develop an effective route to scaling-up nanowire production. This research will be carried out in close collaboration with industry.

Context
This research fellowship programme (PhD) will be carried out within the context of the INDEED network, a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions– Innovative Training Network (ITN) – project funded by the European Commission, under their H2020 program. Through the project activities, the Fellows/PhD students will have the opportunity to come in contact and collaborate with some of the best European research groups. English is the official language of the INDEED project. Additional details are available in “Further particulars”.

There are two positions available on this project, for details of the other position please see vacancy reference 005566.
 
Closes midday on :  08-May-2017