Tuesday, 27 March 2012

PhD Position in Electronic Properties of Metal Oxides at Uppsala University, Sweden

In the subject Engineering Science with specialization in Solid State Physics. Starting date as soon as possible.

Thin films of transition metal oxides exhibit a range of functional properties that are of interest for energy-related and environmental applications. Research on “green” nanomaterials for applications as electrochromic
and thermochromic window coatings, gas sensors and photocatalytic self-cleaning and air purifying surfaces is well established at the Division of Solid state Physics, the Ångström Laboratory. The functional optical and electrical properties of the materials depend on the electronic structure and a better understanding of the electronic states is necessary for optimising materials for practical applications. The present project is intended to provide a fundamental understanding of basic material properties of oxide materials, thin films and nanomaterials of interest in the above-mentioned applications.

The research will be carried out in collaboration with other Ph.D students working on applied problems and includes measurements and analysis of optical and electrochemical properties in order to elucidate the electronic density of states. The PhD project also involves studies of the electronic properties by X-ray absorption and photoemission spectroscopies through collaborations at synchrotron facilities, for example MAX-Lab.

The successful candidate should have a master of science in physics, material science or equivalent. Strong collaboration spirit and good communication skills in oral and written English are required. Skills in the Swedish language (oral and written) is a merit.

The PhD position is for four years, extendable to a maximum of five years including departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching). Further information: http://www.teknat.uu.se and http://www.teknik.uu.se.

Applications should include a brief description of research interest and past experience, a CV, copies of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of your Master thesis (or a draft thereof) and other relevant documents. The candidates are encouraged to provide letter(s) of recommendation and contact information to reference persons.

For more information
, please contact: Professor Gunnar Niklasson, e-mail: gunnar.niklasson@angstrom.uu.se, phone: +46 (0)18-471 3101 or Professor Claes-Göran Granqvist, e-mail: claes-goran.granqvist@angstrom.uu.se, phone: 46(0)18-471 3067.

The trade union representatives are Anders Grundström, Saco, phone +46 18 471 5380, Carin Söderhäll, TCO/ST, phone +46 18 471 1996 and Stefan Djurström, SEKO, phone +46 18 471 3315.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 30th of April, 2012. UFV-PA 2012/781. Use the link below to access the application form.

PhDposition in electronic properties of metal oxides

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