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PhD Studentship: Printed electronics for e-textiles

Smart Electronic Materials & Systems

Location:  Highfield Campus
Closing Date:  Saturday 31 August 2019
Reference:  1138819FP

Supervisor: Dr Kai Yang 

Co-supervisor: Dr Russel Torah

Project description

A prestigious three-year fully funded PhD studentship is available in the Smart Electronic Materials and Systems Research Group (SEMS) group in the Department of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS). SEMS group is a world-leading research group for printed electronic textiles with a long track record of delivering research/innovation projects. The team has led over £10 million worth of research projects in the past 10 years. More information about the research group is available at 

This PhD is focused on developing materials and fabrication process for integrating electronic functions on textiles. The application will be demonstrated through wearable applications (e.g. wearable sensors/actuators). The project requires education/experience in materials science, chemistry, engineering, electronics or other relevant disciplines. The ideal candidate will enjoy practical hands-on work and be willing to acquire new skills, working individually and part of a team. The PhD student will have opportunities to work with both internal and external collaborators. 

The ideal candidates should have, or expect to gain, a first or upper second-class degree in a related subject (Materials, Chemistry, Engineering, and Electronics). Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate excellent communication and writing skills.

The scholarship is only open to UK and EU citizens due to funder restrictions. Self-funded international students are also welcome to apply for the post but not the scholarship.

Please contact: Dr Kai Yang (Email:, Tel: +44 (0) 2380 59 6665) for further details.  

Key facts

Entry requirements: first or upper second-class degree or equivalent

Closing date: applications should be received no later than 31 August 2019 for standard admissions.

Duration: four years (full-time)

Funding: full tuition fees, for UK/EU students, and a tax-free stipend of £15,009 per year

Assessment: Nine month and 18 month reports, viva voce and thesis examination

Start date: typically September.


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