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 date
1 October 2019
Duration
4 years
Application deadline
Funding information

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

About

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.
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Advanced Technology Institute

Eligibility criteria

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.


Application deadline

Contact details

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

Electrical and Electronic 

ATI NanoElectronics Centre 

Energy and semiconductors, solar cells, renewable energy

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