Inkjet Printing of Flexible Devices for Medical Diagnosis or Energy Storage

University of Sheffield

Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering

Project Description

Flexible devices such as microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (μPADs), or flexible electronic devices have recently received significant attentions as potential platforms for low-cost diagnostic assays or wearable electronics. This PhD project is to use reactive inkjet printing to fabricate flexible devices for different applications such as cancer diagnostics or energy storage etc. The student will be trained to use modern techniques such as inkjet printing, AFM, SEM, TEM, interferometry, FTIR etc. to fabricate and characterize the devices. A combination of relevant experiments such as biological assays or electrochemical tests will also be carried out to evaluate the functions of the fabricated devices.

Funding Information

Enquiries are welcomed from self-funded students (fees: View Website). Candidates should have a 1st class or 2.1 degree or MSc (merit or distinction) in physics, chemistry, materials, pharmacy, chemical engineering, or a related discipline.

For scholarship competition, candidates need a good 1st class to be competitive (or a GPA > 3.7/4.0 from a good international university). Applications should be submitted online before the end of each year.

Eligibility Requirements

If English is not your first language, you must have an IELTS certificate with an average of 6.5 or above and at least 6.0 in each component.

Application Process

All applications should be made online:
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To apply for this PhD, please use the following application link: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/phd/apply/applying

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