PhD Research Studentship Synthesis and Characterization of New Supramolecular Metallopolymers



Lead Supervisor Name: Dr Peter Jarowski

Funding Status: Directly Funded Project (Due to funding restrictions UK students only)

Application Deadline: 31st December 2013

Research Group: Advanced Technology Institute, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey

Project Description

The Advanced Technology Institute at the University of Surrey hosts researchers using fundamental and applied research for the design, manipulation and fabrication of optical and electronic devices/systems utilising the smallest building blocks available: atoms and molecules. Our researchers, from a diverse range of scientific backgrounds and backed by state-of-the-art research equipment and facilities, are currently designing materials, devices and systems based on and using nanotechnology to address the grand challenges faced by society, such as sustainable energy technology.

We are currently seeking to fill a PhD position in the synthesis, characterisation and device testing of new supramolecular metallopolymeric materials. These will be studied electronically for application in fast organic electronics and, with the right metals, studied as organic photovoltaic (solar cell) materials.

The student will first be involved in multistep organic synthesis to build novel ligands. Following this, the study of the coordination and supramolecular chemistry of the assembled structures will be engaged to optimize molecular properties. Final materials will be studied and characterised using organic field effect transistor (OFET) device architectures and also as components in flexible organic photovoltaic devices.

Please send your CV and covering letter to: Dr Peter Jarowski, Lecturer, Advanced Technology Institute, via email to [email protected]  University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH, including transcripts of marks for your undergraduate and/or MSc with your application.

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Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Peter Jarowski ([email protected]).

Funding Notes

Applicants are expected to have a first-class or 2:1 degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Physics or materials related subjects.

For additional information about research in the Advanced Technology Institute please see

http://www.surrey.ac.uk/ati/

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