Students will be embedded in a network of the very best materials and device research in the UK.

The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) brings together the research strengths of four Universities – Cardiff, Manchester, Sheffield and UCL. All four have an outstanding track record in compound semiconductor (CS) related research with a large, vibrant and diverse community of academics and researchers, providing a supervisory pool of over 70 academics.

In terms of topics, the universities cover the epitaxial growth of the major CS materials, GaN, GaAs, InP and GaSb, using the two major manufacturing methods MBE and MOCVD. Cardiff provides manufacturing scale device and circuit fabrication with smaller scale fabrication at the other three universities. Together they provide expertise in characterisation of optoelectronic structures, such as lasers and integrated optoelectronics, and of electronic devices, such as FETs and MMICs. There is also considerable design expertise in optoelectronic and electronic integrated circuits.

Have a look at the research facilities that will be available to you and an indication of the types of PhD projects that might be available.

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