PhD Scholarship “Polymer masks for nanostructuring of graphene” open in Center for Nanostructured Graphene (CNG)
Center for Nanostructured Graphene (CNG), is a recently established centre of excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation (Danske Grundforskningsfond). The goal of the center is to use advanced fabrication techniques to nanopattern graphene so that it acquires novel physical properties, which in turn can be used as a platform for basic science studies, as well as for devices with new functionalities. The research carried out at CNG is cross-disciplinary and it involves theoretical and experimental research from many branches of physical, chemical and engineering sciences. CNG is a collaboration between three institutes at Technical University of Denmark (DTU): Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology, Department of Photonics, and Department of Physics, and the Faculty of Sciences at Aalborg University. CNG benefits strongly from the access to state-of-the-art experimental facilities of Danchip (fabrication) and DTU CEN (electron microscopy) located on DTU campus, as well as the advanced computational facilities at DTU. PhD students and post-docs will be part of a highly cross-disciplinary research team. We are therefore looking for people with an interest in team-oriented work. For information on the overall goals of CNG you are welcome to contact Center Leader, Professor Antti-Pekka Jauho, phone.: (+45) 45256335, or email: Antti-Pekka.Jauho@nanotech.dtu.dk The aim of this cross-disciplinary project is to fabricate polymer masks that enable nanolithographic structuring of graphene. The masks will be made of block copolymers and a precise control of block copolymer structure over macroscopic length-scales is needed. Strategies for achieving this will be investigated in the project and may include the use of thermal or solvent-vapour annealing, application of mechanical or electrical fields, etc. Characterization of the materials at each step of fabrication will be made by different techniques, including electron microscopy techniques for structure elucidation. Qualifications Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with background in physics, chemistry or engineering should demonstrate qualifications or interests in the following: • Structure alignment of block copolymers by mechanical or electrical fields • Pushing the limits of sample preparation for electron microscopy • Nanolithographic techniques for patterning of grapheme • Team oriented research work Approval and Enrolment The scholarship for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide. Salary and terms of employment You will be employed in accordance with the terms valid for Ph.D. students at DTU. The period of employment is 3 years. Further information Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Sokol Ndoni, tel.: (+45) 4525 8146 email: email@example.com or Prof. Kristoffer Almdal, tel: (+45) 4525 8144. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Application procedure We must have your online application by 1 March 2012. Apply online at http://www.dtu.dk/career. Please open the link “apply for this job online (søg stillingen online)” in the grey bar below and fill in the online application form and attach • Application • CV • Max 3 letters of reference • A short statement of research interest and plans • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here) All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.