Materials Engineering: Fully Funded Swansea University and CISM PhD Scholarship: Advanced Dielectrics for Next Generation Electronics and Optoelectronics
unding providers: Swansea University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering and Centre for Integrative Semiconductor Materials
Subject areas: Materials Science, Dielectrics, Semiconductors, Electronics, Optoelectronics
Project start date:
- 1 July 2022 (Enrolment open from mid-June)
Dielectrics are important elements of all electronic and optoelectronic components irrespective of the constituent semiconductor platform be it silicon, compound, oxide or solution processable. In this exciting project, we will investigate the use of a novel new deposition technique called Molecular Vapour Deposition (MVD) to create advanced, high performance dielectric and other functional coatings for challenging applications such as vertical transistors, wide gap electronics and large area organic and perovskite optoelectronics. MVD is capable of producing very high quality, highly conformal and dense layers with a range of dielectric constants – and crucially does so at low temperature < 200C. The project will be prosecuted as part of the Centre for Integrative Semiconductor Materials portfolio and benefit from the £50M facility to come on-line in mid-2022 including state-of-the-art clean room and processing tools. The project will be closely connected with industry and the successful candidate will have a fantastic opportunity to be trained in all aspects of semiconductor and dielectric device processing.