Semiconductor materials are the cornerstone of modern electronic and photonic technology, and central to sustainable economic growth. So far, the functions of semiconductors are mainly defined by chemical and physical properties of their components, and organic and inorganic semiconductors are treated as separate research areas. We want to overcome the divide in material systems and tailor unprecedented optoelectronic properties through the
International German-Australian Research Training Group:
Optical excitations in organic and inorganic semiconductors (OPTEXC) -
Understanding and control through external stimuli
The University of Bayreuth (Germany), the University of Melbourne (Australia) and Monash University (Australia) together have constituted an interdisciplinary International Research Training Group in the areas of experimental and theoretical physics, synthetic, physical and computational chemistry, electrical engineering, material sciences and related areas.
We are looking for highly talented, compassionate graduate students with excellent track records interested in pushing forward our understanding of nature and its application in technology. The project builds on our established, supportive scientific network and includes research stays at a German and an Australian partner, leading to joint PhDs with degrees from two universities. You can find below a description of the topic areas and the PhD projects on offer.
In case you have questions on specific scientific ideas of the projects, do not hesitate to contact the prospective supervisors. To apply for a PhD scholarship to work on one of these projects, please follow the process outlined here.