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Fully-Funded (Home/EU Rate) PhD Studentship - In-situ Investigation of Memristive Effects in Integrated Devices based on 2D Nanomaterials

Applications are invited for a fully-funded (Home-Status) 3.5 year PhD studentship under the supervision of Prof. Stephan Hofmann. We are looking for an outstanding student who is interested in exploring new in-situ metrology to study resistive switching memory (RRAM) devices based on 2D nanomaterials, such as transition metal dichalcogenides and their heterostructures. The project involves usage of state-of-the-art growth reactors and characterisation techniques, such as environmental electron microscopy, in-situ X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and optical spectroscopy, as well as fabrication and exploration of multi-terminal device architectures. The successful applicant will be based in the Department of Engineering in West Cambridge, but flexibility in travel is expected, as some measurements will be carried out at international user facilities and at facilities of potential industrial partners.

EPSRC DTP studentships are fully-funded (fees and maintenance) for UK students or provide fees only for EU students from outside the UK. Further details about eligibility can be found at:

Applicants should have, or expect to gain, preferably a 1st class honours degree in (electrical) engineering, materials science, chemistry or physics. A good knowledge of semiconductor engineering/physics/materials is required, ideally with some experience in lab work in this field.

To apply for this studentship, please send your two page CV together with two references to Prof. Stephan Hofmann ( to arrive no later than Friday, 15 March 2019.

Please note that any offer of funding will be conditional on securing a place as a PhD student. Candidates will need to apply separately for admission through the University's Graduate Admissions application portal; this can be done before or after applying for this funding opportunity. Note that there is a £60 fee for PhD applications. The applicant portal can be accessed via:

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