Nano-manufacturing of internet of things devices on plastics
Novel nano-fabrication routes are required for future internet of things 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 internet of things device will be stamped using nano-offset printing. A new device paradigm based on NanoOps we will be introducing to the world.
Start date1 October 2019
Funding sourceEPSRC iCASE award
EPSRC iCASE award covering university (home fees) for four years is available to citizens of the UK and EU.
Stipend: £18,000 per annual for four years
Novel nano-fabrication routes are required for future internet of things 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.
Related linksAdvanced Technology Institute
All applicants should have (or expect to obtain) a first class or first-class degree or distinction in a relevant subject.
Application is open to UK and EU students.
IELTS requirements are 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with 6.0 in each individual category
How to apply
This studentship is now closed and the position filled.