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Engineering semiconductor nanocrystals for enhanced nonlinear nanophotonics

  • School: School of Science and Technology
  • Study mode(s): Full-time
  • Starting: 2021
  • Funding: UK student / EU student (non-UK) / International student (non-EU) / Fully-funded

Overview

This is a three-year fully funded PhD studentship for an exceptional home/international student. This project will be pursued in Advanced Optics & Photonics group in the Department of Engineering at the School of Science and Technology. Nottingham Trent University has been awarded ‘University of the Year’ (Times Higher), ‘Modern University of the Year’ (Sunday Times), and received the highest possible award of ‘Gold’ in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). It is renowned for leading edge research, strong links with industry and excellent teaching facilities that help shape lives and society. Research in the School of Science and Technology is extremely strong in terms of high-quality outputs, funding income, and international impact.

You will join a cross-disciplinary project, which aims to develop novel schemes for light-matter interactions with ultrathin array of semiconductor nanocrystals. It is worth noting that the electrical and optoelectronic properties of semiconductors are very well-known - these materials are heavily used in electronic devices. However, purely optical properties of semiconductor nanocrystals are not fully explored yet. This PhD project will develop engineered nanocrystals to convert Near Infrared (NIR) light to the visible light, for applications in bio-chemical imaging. All nanoparticles will be modelled, fabricated and characterised experimentally.

You will be working under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Mohsen Rahmani, and will join his project in UKRI Research Leaders Fellowship. Your co-supervisor will be Dr. Lei Xu.

For more information about this project, please visit our news article.

Assessment

9 and 18 month reports plus viva determining the progression to PhD

Start date

June 2021

Entry qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in disciplines relevant to nano-technology or nanomaterials disciplines is a requirement. Having a Master’s Degree is an advantage. Those with industrial experience in relevant areas, or internship/work-experience in nano-institutes are also particularly welcomed.
  • Being familiar with electron-beam techniques, such as Electron Beam Lithography and Scanning Electron Microscopy is an advantage.
  • Having first-author Journal publications is an advantage.

For full details of our entry requirements, visit our how to apply page.

How to apply

Please visit our apply page.

The application deadline for this project is Sunday 4 April 2021 at 11.59 pm.

Interviews will take place during the week from Monday 12 April to Friday 16 April 2021.

Fees and Funding

This is a fully-funded PhD project. Full tuition fee plus a tax-free stipend (living costs) of £15,009 per year (for three years) at the standard UKRI rate will be covered.

Guidance and Support

Further guidance and support on how to apply can be found on our apply page.

Entry qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in disciplines relevant to nano-technology or nanomaterials disciplines is a requirement. Having a Master’s Degree is an advantage. Those with industrial experience in relevant areas, or internship/work-experience in nano-institutes are also particularly welcomed.
  • Being familiar with electron-beam techniques, such as Electron Beam Lithography and Scanning Electron Microscopy is an advantage.
  • Having first-author Journal publications is an advantage.

For full details of our entry requirements, visit our how to apply page.

How to apply

Please visit our apply page.

The application deadline for this project is Sunday 4 April 2021 at 11.59 pm.

Interviews will take place during the week from Monday 12 April to Friday 16 April 2021.

Fees and funding

This is a fully-funded PhD project. Full tuition fee plus a tax-free stipend (living costs) of £15,009 per year (for three years) at the standard UKRI rate will be covered.

Guidance and support

Further guidance and support on how to apply can be found on our apply page.

Still need help?

Associate Professor Mohsen Rahmani