PhD Positions in the Centre for Doctoral Training, Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing

Places available for October 2019 and 2020

Are you looking for an exciting and challenging scientific career?You can develop the high-level skills that are needed via our PhD programme that is industrially relevant and intellectually challenging.

The new EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing offers a structured, cohort-based PhD Programme.If you have a strong interest in compound semiconductors and a good degree (upper second or first class) in Physics, Electronic or Electrical Engineering, our four-year programme will provide the theoretical and practical foundations via Masters modules in the first year, which is based at Cardiff University.You will choose your PhD project from a ‘catalogue’ of options and plan it as part of a taught module, undertake a three-month project in the summer followed by the PhD project at one of Cardiff University, Universities of Manchester or Sheffield, or University College London.The CDT studentship covers tuition fees, provides an enhanced stipend, and a Research Training Support Grant.We are working with 24 industrial partners, so all projects will have an industrial link.

We have two or three positions still available for a start in late September 2019 (apply asap and not later than 31st August) and up to 15 available for 2020 start.

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Cardiff University - PhD Positions in CS Manufacturing

Are you looking for an exciting and challenging scientific career in a topic area with strong academic and industrial UK based international leadership?

Cardiff University leads the EPSRCfunded Future Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing Hub, part of the UK-based Compound Semiconductor Cluster, with three academic partners: UCL, the University of Manchester and the University of Sheffield. The Hub utilises Europe-leading facilities at the Institute for Compound Semiconductors and Compound Semiconductor Centre, translating research into large-scale CS growth and device fabrication. As part of the Manufacturing Hub programme, we are seeking to appoint 4-5 PhD students in the area of group III-V CS electronic and optoelectronic device design and characterisation with systems applications in diverse areas such as;

  • Atomic Clocks
  • Magnetic Cameras
  • Free space communications for drones.

  • These posts will be for 3.5 years in the first instance, based in either Manchester or Cardiff and will work closely with major companies (e.g. Airbus and IQE) or in collaboration with partners (e.g. National Physical Laboratory) to advance state-of-theart technology through academic discovery, contributing to translation at partners for industrial development and job creation.

    You will have an ambition to be an internationally recognised researcher with an outstanding track record of achievement in the field of CS electronics and optoelectronics, focusing on device design and characterisation, with an understanding of material growth and device fabrication. You will succeed by publishing in high-quality academic journals and presenting at the leading international conferences.

    PhD studentship positions are available for outstanding individuals who are EU nationals. You will have an excellent degree in Physics, Engineering or Materials Science and have a good background in semiconductor physics.

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