PH-8 - PhD - Integrated Circuits

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Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork wishes to appoint a candidate to a PhD Studentship.

Looking towards the future of personal electronic devices, there is currently a growing excitement surrounding the development of 3 dimensional integrated circuits and flexible electronic products as well as developing the circuits which will underpin the internet of things.

To achieve these new devices there is a need to explore semiconductors beyond silicon, which can operate at lower power and be processed at reduced cost and at a reduced temperature.

This PhD project at Tyndall Institute aims to gain an increased understanding and control of the electronic and chemical properties of a new group of 2 dimensional semiconducting materials to pave the way for their successful integration into future integrated circuits and products.

The PhD will explore open questions relating to doping and contacting of 2 dimensional semiconductors, with the aim of applying this understanding to achieve functional devices for applications in 3D circuits and flexible devices.


  • To undertake original research in the area of 2D semiconductors.
  • This will cover: device fabrication, chemical and electronic characterisation, presentation of results at national and international conferences and publication of research activities.


  • 2:1 in Chemistry, Physics or Electrical Engineering or other science/technology disciplines.
  • Practical experience in characterisation techniques relevant to material science during undergraduate degree will be an advantage.
  • Experience of fabrication and characterisation of nano-scale materials and devices would be helpful.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Prof. Paul Hurley.

An annual student stipend of €18,000.00 applies for this successful candidate for this position.  Yearly university academic fees will paid by the Tyndall National Institute.

To apply, please click here to download and complete the application form and return, together with your cv and motivation letter to  Handwritten forms will not be accepted.  No late applications will be accepted.

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

At this time, Tyndall National Institute does not require the assistance of recruitment agencies.

Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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PhD - Integrated Circuits
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Materials science
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Paul Hurley,,
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Investigating 2D material based Alternative channels for next Generation Nanosacle Electronics (IMAGINE)
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