PhD studentships in the following research topics are currently available in our group. We review applications in a rolling basis but candidates who wish to be considered for a place for September 2021 entry should apply as soon as possible.

AI Hardware Accelerators   

AI Hardware for Symbol-level Processing

Beyond CMOS Nanoelectronic Devices

Flexible Nanoscale Optoelectronic Devices

Oxide Spintronics

Photodetectors for Neuromorphic and Smart Imaging Applications

IC Design for In-Memory Computing

Memristor-Assisted Analogue Circuit Design

Memristor-CMOS Neural Interfaces

Probabilistic Computing Hardware Architectures

2D Materials for Resistive RAM Applications

Autonomously powered solution processed electronics for the IoT

Neuromorphic Neural Interfaces

Radiation-Hard Electronics

Stochastic Computing for Emerging AI Hardware

How To Apply

Applications should be made online here selecting “PhD Nanoelectronics (Full time)” as the programme. Please enter Centre for Electronics Frontier under the Topic or Field of Research.

Applications should include:

  • CV
  • relevant publications
  • the names of two referees
  • a covering letter explaining your current interests and relevant background

Funding Opportunities

We accept applications from:

  • self-paying applicants (proof of funds will be required)
  • those who already have a funded scholarship from another source
  • British or EU students who have lived, worked or studied within the UK for 3 years prior to the funding commencing; selected funded scholars from this category will receive support for their tuition fees, a bursary to cover living expenses (£18,000 tax-free per annum for up to 3.5 years) and a Research Training Support Grant for research consumables and conference attendance.

We will also consider applications from exceptional candidates not meeting the above criteria (check also here).

Standard Entry Requirements

We welcome applications from talented researchers who should have an MEng/MSc (or equivalent, or near completion) with first class honours or distinction in Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, or a closely related subject, such as Electronics and Chemistry.

EU and Overseas applicants should achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each competency. Click here for information on this and other accepted English language tests.