Leeds, United Kingdom
ID: 7060260 (Ref.No. EPSPE1000)
Posted: September 11, 2019
Are you an ambitious researcher interested in working at the interface of science and engineering? Do you have an established research background in physical sciences or engineering? Do you wish to work within a multidisciplinary research team developing new dielectric materials by an innovative ceramic manufacturing technique? Do you wish to further your career at one of the UK's leading research intensive universities?
The main goal of the project is to advance particle aerosol deposition (AD) as a product development and manufacturing tool for a new generation of capacitors based on alkaline earth niobate dielectric ceramics. You will design and demonstrate new dielectric charge storage materials and investigate how they may be consolidated into dense coatings at ambient temperature using a particle aerosol deposition technique.
You will achieve these goals by first understanding the complex inter-relationships between crystal structure, microstructure and dielectric properties in selected tungsten bronze niobates. By a combination of compositional refinement, control of particle properties during powder synthesis, manipulation of coating conditions and control of defect structures you will manufacture a new generation of dielectrics suited to emerging capacitor applications in power and harsh environment electronics. The best materials will be fabricated into prototype high voltage, high temperature capacitors in association with collaborators at University of Manchester and industrial project partners in the US and UK, with whom you will develop personal links.
You will have a PhD (or close to completion) in physics, materials science, engineering, chemistry, or a closely allied discipline, with a strong experimental background in particle manufacture and characterisation, and knowledge of the influence of microstructure and defect chemistry on the properties of ferroelectric ceramics.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Steven Milne, Project Leader
Tel: +44 (0)113 3432539 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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|Location:||Leeds - Main Campus|
|Faculty/Service:||Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences|
|School/Institute:||School of Chemical & Process Engineering|
|Salary:||£33,797 to £40,322 p.a.|
|Post Type:||Full Time|
|Contract Type:||Fixed Term (24 months (grant funding))|
|Release Date:||Monday 09 September 2019|
|Closing Date:||Tuesday 08 October 2019|