PhD studentships for 2021/2022
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in the Computational Physics and Chemistry group of Professor Jochen Blumberger, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, UK.
Projects are available in the following areas:
- Bioelectronics: Molecular simulation of gold-protein-gold junctions and calculation of their current-voltage response
- Solar Cell Materials: Development and application of non-adiabatic molecular dynamics methods for simulation of exciton transport and dissociation at organic donor-acceptor interfaces
- Organic Electronics: Development and application of non-adiabatic molecular dynamics methods for simulation of charge transport in covalent organic frameworks.
The projects will be carried out in close collaboration with international experimental partner laboratories and will aid the atomistic interpretation of current-voltage measurements or ultra-fast optical pump-probe experiments. Access to high performance computing facilities will be provided. Interested candidates may want to take a look at recent group publications in the field, listed on the group website.
Highly motivated students from Physics, Chemistry or Materials Science Departments are strongly encouraged to apply. Good knowledge in quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics is expected and interest in writing computer code and shell scripts is an advantage. Interested candidates are requested to send a CV and a transcript of undergraduate studies (and Master studies if applicable) to Jochen Blumberger, email@example.com
Suitable applicants from the UK and EU will be considered for GRS/ORS studentships or UK Research Council Studentships.
Chinese nationals will be considered for the UCL Dean’s Prize which will cover all tuition fees for 4 years. If successful, the candidate then applies to the Chinese Scholarship Council which covers living expenses for 4 years. Further information can be found here.
It is advised that informal enquiries should be sent to Jochen Blumberger in due course, ideally by end of November to allow enough time for preparation of application documents.
I always welcome post-doctoral researchers who consider applying for their own financial support. Please send me an email. I would be happy to discuss with you potential projects and applications. Here are a few links for personal postdoctoral fellowships:
If you would like to do a PhD in my group and want to apply for your own studentship (e.g. in your home country) please send me an email. I would be happy to discuss with you potential projects and applications. Useful information on PhD applications to UCL can be found at the UCL postgraduate prospectus.