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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Salford

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

INTRODUCTION

The Materials and Physics research group draws from experimental, computational and theoretical branches of physics, chemistry, engineering and mathematics. Our research focuses on applied optics, complexity and nonlinear photonics, hydrogen storage, photovoltaics, functionalisation of graphene, semiconductor materials and thin films.

Research is supported by our well-equipped laboratories, which include various spectroscopy facilities (e.g. Raman, photoluminescence, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, spectrophotometry), chemical vapour deposition, high performance computing facilities, high pressure facilities (up to 2 Kbar high pressure gas facility and diamond anvil cells for experiments up to 1 Mbar), X-ray diffraction, scanning and transmission electron microscopy. We regularly use national and international facilities, including the Diamond Light Source, ISIS and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

A research degree offers you the flexibility to carry out your own research project under direct supervision of an academic member of staff. You can study towards a Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Professional Doctorate (DProf) or MSc by Research.

Current research topics in Materials and Physics include:

  • Ab-initio studies of quantum diffusion in solids including hydrogen diffusion in metals.
  • Ab-initio computational studies of stability of hydrogen storage materials.Extreme conditions (high pressure, high temperature).
  • Development of novel hydrogen storage materials.
  • Synthesis of nanodiamond.
  • Development of CVD system for deposition of perovskite thin films.
  • APCVD for multifunctional thin films eg anti-reflection, biocidal.
  • The development of thin films for efficient PV applications.
  • Development of atmospheric plasma CVD system.
  • Shape and orientation control of one dimensional nanowires.

You will:

  • Research a broad range of fields in data and computer science, including data engineering, cyber security, visualisation and digitisation
  • Undertake research around an area from your own profession and develop solutions that can be implemented in the workplace
  • Earn a doctorate-level degree to take you further in your current career or provide a gateway into a research career

Tuition fees

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£ 14,090per year

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University information

University of Salford

  • University League Table

    92nd

  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

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