Nano-manufaction of IoT devices on plastics

Novel nano-fabrication routes are required for future IoT applications to enable mass production of printable components and systems, with nanometre resolution on flexible substrates. In this project we will examine a novel route in the production of printable electronics, where each of the material layers used to fabricate the IoT device will be stamped using nano-offset printing. A new device paradigm based on NanoOps we will be introducing to the world.

Start date
1 July 2021
Duration
4 years
Application deadline
Funding information
  • EPSRC iCASE award
  • Covering University (Home Fees) for four years
  • Stipend: £15,285 per annual for four years

About

Novel nano-fabrication routes are required for future IoT applications to enable mass production of printable components and systems, with nanometre resolution on flexible substrates.  This project involves the integration of electronic circuits with low energy communication interfaces, energy harvesting with storage modules, sensors and actuators in a single platform.

The project involves

  • Development of a process capability for printable components and systems
  • Development of novel emerging materials: graphene, CNT, silver nanowires, ZnO, quantum dots etc.
  •  Demonstration of unified design, manufacture and integration approaches for sensors/actuators, energy capture and control, communication, in a single platform

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must hold a first-class degree or distinction.

The studentship is open to UK and EU students. 

IELTS requirements: 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with 6.0 in each individual category.

How to apply

Candidates should apply via the Advanced Technology Institute PhD programme page.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Prof Ravi Silva to discuss their application

Please include research proposal , your CV and two references.


Application deadline

Contact details

S. Ravi P. Silva
20 ATI 01
Telephone: +44 (0)1483 689825
E-mail: S.Silva@surrey.ac.uk

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