MRes in Soft Electronic Materials
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The MRes in Soft Electronic Materials is a research focussed Masters programme. It is an interdisciplinary course lasting one year focused on creating and optimising new types of electronic materials and devices for a diverse range of applications, it covers all three research theme areas of the CPE, sustainable energy, soft electronic materials and emerging technologies.
This thriving area of research targets applications such as:
- Printable photovoltaics
- Light-emitting diodes
- Solar fuel production
- Wearable electronics devices
- Chiral emitters and detector
- Neuromorphic computing
A key attraction of the field is that the materials can often be deposited from solutions enabling devices to be fabricated using printing technologies rather than traditional semiconductor fabrication techniques.
You will cover highly multidisciplinary science during the course. It involves Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering. Research activities are wide-ranging, spanning fundamental modelling of molecules and materials, their synthesis, characterisation, design and processing of devices and sensors, as well as measuring and analysing their performance for targeted applications.
We’re looking talented and enthusiastic students from diverse scientific and engineering backgrounds.
The 12-month course is comprised of lectures and advanced skills training, and a substantial independent research project. The lectures take place during the first term and cover the fundamentals of organic and inorganic semiconductors, material synthesis and processing, materials characterisation, as well as device physics and applications. The bulk of the course comprises an independent research project. This will involve cutting edge research which can range from theoretical to highly applied. It will culminate in the preparation of a thesis.
Please email Lisa O'Donnell, the MRes programme co-ordinator for details of October 2022 MRes entry.