- Closing date :10/02/2013
- Reference :EPS-02124
- Faculty / Organisational unit :Engineering Physical Sciences
- School / Directorate :School of Computer Science
- Division :Computer Science
- Salary : £29,541 per annum
- Employment type :Fixed Term
- Duration:2 years
- Hours per week :Full time
- Location :Manchester
Graphene, by itself, has a unique combination of superlative properties, which holds the promise for a variety of applications. In order to fully realise the potential of graphene, it needs to be combined with a variety of other materials, including other 2D materials, chemical functionalization and other nano-materials such as carbon nanotubes and nanoparticles. This RA will lead a two-year project on graphene-based electronic and opto-electronic devices, i.e. those formed by combining graphene with other materials either as covalent functionalisation or as hybrid systems.
This is an EPSRC-funded PDRA (£29,249 to £35,938/yr) and will require good skills in chemistry, particularly chemistry of graphene and/or carbon nanotubes and will also undertake a range of characterisation techniques including electronic, optical and spectroscopic characterisation. The project will also involve clean-room based graphene production and device fabrication. Ultimate applications of these graphene-based systems would primarily be in sensors including bio-sensing. This research will be undertaken in collaboration with leading research groups in Germany, Brazil and USA.
The University of Manchester is widely recognized as the birthplace of Graphene, leading to the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics for Prof. Geim and Prof. Novoselov. Recently, Manchester was awarded the £60 Million National Graphene Institute (NGI). There are currently over 15 academics and 100 researchers in total working on Graphene at Manchester, maintaining the lead in graphene research in terms of people, publications and citations. The NEST group at Manchester co-manages the Centre for Mesoscience and Nanotechnology clean rooms. Our research focuses on graphene for electronic, magnetic and biological applications as well as nano-magnetic materials for data storage.
Candidates will require a completed or near-completed PhD in a relevant research area (e.g. physics, chemistry, materials science or similar), or equivalent experience; experience in research of graphene, carbon nanotubes and similar materials, and expertise in chemistry of graphene, carbon nanotubes and similar materials.
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