PhD in Carbon Nanotube Manufacturing Process Diagnostics, University of Cambridge

PhD in Carbon Nanotube Manufacturing Process Diagnostics, University of Cambridge

19 January, 2016

University of Cambridge – Department of
Qualification type: PhD
Location: Cambridge
Funding for: Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £14,057 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Closes: 15th February 2016
Reference: NM08116

Join a new University of Cambridge initiative across the engineering and science departments, investigating the fundamentals of the and physics of formation of carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The initiative on Advanced Nanotube Manufacturing ( is based on a successful manufacturing method for synthesising carbon nanofibres developed at Cambridge. These materials have superb mechanical, thermal and electrical properties, but can currently only be produced in relatively small quantities. This project aims to use optical diagnostics to unlock the key and steps in the process of carbon nanofiber formation, enabling the scaling up of production.

Eligibility: Funding is restricted to UK home/EU nationals (partial funding for non-UK residents). Applications are invited from recent graduates or final year undergraduates who hold or expect to gain a first/upper second-class degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject (physics, chemistry, materials science or engineering) from a recognized university.

Preferred Skills: A degree in physics, chemistry, materials or engineering. Enthusiasm, independence, and excellent communication skills. Exposure to optics, spectroscopy, electronic instrumentation or related experimental methods a strong plus.

Funding: This studentship is funded by The University of Cambridge and includes full funding for University and College fees and in addition, a stipend of approximately £14,057 per annum.

Applications: Please send your academic CV and a covering letter as attachments to Simone Hochgreb, email:, and your Please make the email subject ‘lastname_firstname_CNT.

Applications should also be made on-line via the Cambridge Graduate Admissions Office before the deadline: with Professor Simone Hochreb identified as the potential supervisor.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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