This project is part of a 4-year Dual Ph.D. degree program between the National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan) and the University of Liverpool (England). The program is in Low-temperature Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Functionalized 2D Materials for Versatile Sensing and Optoelectronic Devices 2021 is offered for a Ph.D. degree in the field of Electrical Engineering and Electronics. As well as benefiting from rich cultural experience, students can draw on large-scale national facilities of both countries and create a worldwide network of contacts across two continents.
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The project aims to demonstrate an easy and low-temperature method of functionalizing the chemical vapour deposition grown (CVD) 2D materials for a wide range of applications, including; field-effect transistor, gas sensing, biosensing, and optoelectronic devices by low-temperature atmospheric pressure plasma (LTAPP).
The first two years of the PhD will be focussed on producing, characterising and optimising existing and new 2D materials (i.e. transition metal dichalcogenides (TMD), phosphorene, Mxene and metal-organic framework (MOF)) . This work will be based at NTHU, where the student will also undertake some postgraduate courses that will enhance the student’s knowledge base.
The final two-years will be based at the University of Liverpool, within the Technological Plasma Group, where the student will use atmospheric pressure low-temperature plasmas to functionalise the 2D materials developed in NTHU to enhance their properties for a variety of applications. This will involve the students optimising the plasma paramaters and operating conditions as well as characterising the coatings using advanced surface analysis techniques.
Opportunity Focus Area:
Engineering and Planning
25 - 35, 36 - 60
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