The Center for Nanoscience and Technology (CNST) in Milan is one of the network nodes set up by Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) in close collaboration with Italian academic institutions. Research at CNST focuses on material science and spans the whole gamut of R&D, from conception and realization of a new material to its comprehensive characterization through to its final application in devices. CNST is specialized on the following areas: Material Chemistry, Molecular Optolectronics, Printed Electronics, Nanotechnology Fabrication and Optical – Photophysical - Morphological and Theoretical Characterization.
CNST will soon open internship positions and PhD scholarships on projects aiming at the development of printed, flexible and light-weight electronics capable of operating at high-frequency, i.e. the GHz range. This would represent a technological breakthrough, enabling for example wireless communication among wearable and distributed sensors, with important applications in wireless body area networks, health-care monitoring as well as logistics and smart packaging. Projects will span from fundamental investigations on charge transport in high mobility printed organic and hybrid semiconductors, high resolution printing and direct-writing techniques to development of novel printed device architectures.
Internship contracts may last up to 12 months with the possibility of being enrolled in a PhD program. PhD calls for scholarships starting in May 2016 and November 2016 will soon be launched.
Available project topics are:
a) High-frequency printed and direct-written organic and hybrid transistors operating at low voltage;
b) High-resolution Charge-modulation Microscopy for charge transport investigation in polymer transistors;
d) Development of printable polymer-hybrid semiconductors.
Ideal candidates should be extremely motivated, hold a Master’s Degree in Material Science, Physics, Engineering or related subjects, have a strong academic record, besides strong communication and team-working skills.
Interested applicants should contact Mario Caironi (firstname.lastname@example.org), submitting their CV and two possible contacts for a recommendation letter.
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