MBU-01 PhD-Laser induced graphene materials for VOC sensing
Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term
Long term exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) in indoor environments has been recently been highlighted as a significant threat to human health. Both in the workplace and at home, VOC sensors for indoor air-quality (IAQ) monitoring are rapidly being adopted into connected devices for improved health monitoring. Increased demand for improved response time, enhanced selectivity and lower cost remain the technological market drivers. Within this remit, an opportunity exists for a highly motivated PhD student in the Nanotechnology group at Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork.
As part of the Science Foundation Ireland funded SFI centre CONFIRM, the PhD will develop the next generation of novel sensing materials for VOC applications. Key research themes will include development, fabrication and characterisation of Laser induced graphene (LIG), resistive and capacitive based sensor platforms.
The PhD will also develop state of the art experimental and analytical techniques including machine learning methods to permit the recognition of defined VOC patterns against complex VOCs background environments.
This is a PhD position of 48-month duration. The responsibilities will include:
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.
Step 1 - click here to download the Application form and indicate the Job reference MBU-01.
Step 2 - return the completed Application form, together with your CV and motivation letter to email@example.com.
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.