The research line “Printed and Molecular Electronics” (PME), led by Dr. Mario Caironi, is active at the Center for Nanoscience and Technology (CNST) in Milan, one of the nodes of the network established by Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) in close collaboration with Italian academic institutions. PME aims at improving the knowledge on the opto-electronic properties of solution-processable semiconductors, in particular conjugated organic materials and other carbon based semiconductors, and at taking full advantage of their printability in order to deliver applications in the large-area and flexible electronics field. PME mainly focuses in the following areas: Printed and direct-written organic and hybrid circuits, High frequency printed transistors, High quantum yield printed photodetectors, Organic thermoelectrics, Charge injection and transport in high mobility solution processed transistors, Biocompatible and Edible electronics.
PME has 1 PhD scholarship at Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy) Phd school - programme in Physics on projects aiming at the development of printed, flexible and light-weight electronics. The PhD call is now open and will close on March 10 (Physics Department, PhD programme in Physics). The scholarship is offered within the ERC starting grant “HEROIC”, for the development of high-frequency printed polymer and hybrid electronics. The PhD programme will start in May.
Projects topics include:
a) High-frequency printed and direct-written organic and hybrid transistors with advanced architectures;
b) All printed polymer circuits with enhanced switching speed;
c) Solution processed hybrid-perovskites transistors.
Ideal candidates should be extremely motivated, hold a Master’s Degree in Material Science, Physics, Engineering or related subjects, have an outstanding academic record, besides strong communication and team-working skills. Applications not fulfilling the above requisites will not be considered.
In order to apply for these positions it is mandatory to refer to the procedures required by the Politecnico di Milano. The official notice and the procedure for admissions is available at this link.
Interested applicants must follow the admission instructions and, additionally, can submit their CV electronically, outlining experience, qualifications, list of publications, a statement of research interests & plans and the names of at least two referees to firstname.lastname@example.org