ATOMIC SCALE CAPILLARIES
Our latest research at the University of Manchester involves design and fabrication of capillary devices with atomically thin 2D-materials assembled as 2D-heterostructures. The capillaries are layer-by-layer structures of 2D-materials such as graphene, with cavities running through middle of the stack.
To put it in simple way, we make atomic-scale channels with atomically smooth walls! This novel architecture of capillaries provides atomic scale tunability of dimensions and atomically smooth walls. Despite the Ångstrom (Å) scale, this is essentially a top-down lithographic technique which ensures its high reproducibility and flexibility.
Making something useful out of an empty space is certainly cute.
Finding that this space offers so much of new science is flabbergasting.
Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2016-09-atomic-scale-pipes-demand.html#jCp
We have a PhD opening.
Entry requirements - First class bachelors and masters. IELTS must for candidates whose first language is not english
Research experience desirable
Intelligent, and motivated students who want to do cutting-edge science are welcome to apply. Apply soon for full consideration - july 2019
The NoWNano CDT
There is an opportunity to work with us when applying for the NOWNano scheme.
Here is an opportunity for US citizens to pursue a funded PhD position with us.
Enthusiastic Masters/PhD students can look up fellowship opportunities to work with us, e.g.,
Common wealth PhD scholarships for students from developing and developed countries
Schlumberger fellowship for women
Chinese Government Scholarships
Chevening India Scholarship
We #angstromscalefluidics group could host you for PhD placements (for Chinese students) in UK. Please contact if interested. Electrical measurements/nanofabrication/ionic flow background essential along with ENGLISH
Visiting students who are doing PhD elsewhere can look up, e.g.,
Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships for students from developing countries
British council Newton Bhabha PhD placements
Masters students abroad can also look up opportunities to work with us for short time: https://erasmusplus.org.uk/work-abroad
Research Funding :
A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: she/he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress her/him as though they were fairy tales