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International Consortium of Nanotechnologies announces first PhD studentships

Published: 9 May 2016

The International Consortium of Nanotechnologies (ICoN) – led by the University of Southampton and supported by Lloyd’s Register Foundation has announced its first ten PhD studentships - three of which are placed with researchers from Electroincs and Computer Science at Southampton.

Launched in September 2015, ICoN aims to build capacity and knowledge in the application of nanotechnologies to support safety of life and property – addressing issues outlined in Lloyds Register Foundation’s ‘Foresight Review of Nanotechnology’. The doctoral studentships offered by ICoN will explore these issues, focusing on themes such as miniaturisation of sensor technology, big data, engineered smart materials, energy storage and nanoparticles.

The projects led by Southampton are:

  • "Single Electron Manipulation in Silicon Nano-Wire for Quantum Technologies" - under the supervision of Professor Shinichi Saito
  • "Nano/Micro- Electro-Mechanical-System self-powered sensors for infrastructure safety monitoring" - under the supervision of Dr Jize Yan
  • "Ultrafast Nanostructuring of Wide Bandgap SiC for Electronics in Harsh Environments" - under the joint supervision of Professor Kees de Groot and Professor Jamie Phillips of the University of Michigan

The full list of studentships awarded can be found on the LRF ICON website.

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