Supervisors: Dr D Mariotti, Prof P D Maguire
Metal-based materials have shown large potential in a wide range of applications. A plasma-based approach to the synthesis of these materials can lead to the fabrication of novel materials that include metastable phases of metal-oxides and metal-sulphides. Because of the large number of possible combinations of materials, combinatorial approaches to materials synthesis and characterization need to be developed.
The objective of this project is to develop atmospheric-pressure plasma systems capable of producing metal-oxides and metal-sulphides in a combinatorial fashion followed by suitable characterization techniques. The project is largely an experimental investigation that will include the demonstration of selected nanostructured materials for energy applications.
The candidate applying for this PhD project should have interest in plasma-based nanofabrication and nanomanufacturing. Although not essential, prior experience in developing atmospheric pressure plasma systems is beneficial. The candidate should be willing to develop an interest in precursor chemistry.
Applications are particularly encouraged from graduates with an Electrical Engineering and Chemical Engineering background.
Further details: Dr D Mariotti (firstname.lastname@example.org)
First Supervisor: Mariotti, D Dr
Second Supervisor: Maguire, PD Prof
Collaboration: This project does not involve collaboration with another establishment