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EPSRC DTP Studentship - Low-dimensional materials for optoelectronic devices


A studentship is available to develop electronic and optoelectronic devices using low-dimensional materials, such as graphene, 2D semiconductors and semiconductor nanowires. The student will develop novel device fabrication techniques and material growth processes to access new physics within (opto)electronic devices. For example, combining light emission and detection with the unique spin-valley coupling of transition metal dichalcogenides, or the tunable spin-orbit interaction in semiconductor nanowires will lead to devices with functionalities unattainable using larger scale "bulk" materials.

The student will work under the supervision of Dr Jack Alexander-Webber and be based in the Electrical Engineering Division in West Cambridge. The project will involve cleanroom processing and device fabrication using chemical vapour deposition, photolithography, e-beam lithography, metal and dielectric deposition etc. A variety of measurement techniques will be performed such as electronic (e.g. transistor or diode characterisation), optical (e.g. photoluminescence, terahertz and Raman spectroscopy), and optoelectronic characterisation (e.g. LED, photodetector), including under cryogenic and high magnetic field conditions.

EPSRC DTP studentships are fully-funded (fees and maintenance) for UK students or provide fees only for EU students from outside the UK, subject to eligibility requirements. Further details about eligibility can be found at: https://epsrc.ukri.org/skills/students/help/eligibility/.

Applicants should have (or expect to obtain by the start date) a 1st or good 2.1 degree in (Electrical) Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry or related subject. A good knowledge or experience of semiconductor engineering/physics/materials is required, ideally with some experience in lab work in this field.

Applications should be submitted via the University of Cambridge Applicant Portal www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/egegpdpeg, with Dr Jack Alexander-Webber identified as the potential supervisor.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.