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Postgraduate research project

Large area 2D semiconductor platforms

Competition funded View fees and funding
Type of degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Entry requirements
2:1 honours degreee
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Faculty graduate school
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Closing date

About the project

Moore’s Law is currently being challenged with Nvidia CEO recently claiming it is dead. The scaling of transistors cannot continue due to physical limitations of silicon. 2D semiconductors offer the solution as they can be scaled to the molecular level and create excellent devices such as transistors, light emitters, and photodetectors.

This project aims to create a revolutionary semiconductor platform using 2D materials with both p-type and n-type materials on the same layer. This will unlock the ultimate limit in miniaturisation of semiconductors to develop the next generation of electronics and photonics.  

You will have the opportunity to learn how to design, fabricate and characterise materials and devices for integrated electronics and photonics at the cutting edge of research. The project includes a development plan, but you will be free to innovate in both material and device design domains.

You will benefit from state-of-the-art custom large area 2D equipment not available anywhere else. With access to both a silicon and a silicon nitride platform you will be able to combine 2D semiconductors and contribute to the latest generation of photonics and electronics.

In addition to field specific skills, the Zepler Institute’s training and mentoring programme will provide training in report writing, project management, time management, presentation skills, and safety, all of which are applicable to future academic or industrial employability.



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