PhD Recruitment Fair 2022

PhD Recruitment Fair 2022

4 PhD Positions available at CFM

Deadline: 31st May 2022 at 13:00 CET
Online interviews: June 2022 (more details soon)
Projects starting: September- December 2022

Contact: phdstudents.cfm@ehu.es

Materials Physics Center (CFM, CSIC-UPV/EHU) in Donostia-San Sebastián, (the Basque Country, Spain) is currently seeking for bright, highly motivated PhD candidates who are willing to work in an intellectually stimulating environment to develop cutting-edge training and research on Materials Science, exploring physical and chemical properties of advanced materials, nanostructures and nanodevices, either theoretically or experimentally. They will have access to the most advanced techniques in the field and develop industry-transferable skills.

Approximately 25 applicants will be shortlisted for online interviews in June. In the interviews, the candidates will have the opportunity to discuss the research projects with the supervisors of the different projects and/or the Evaluation Committee.
From the interviews, 4 candidates will be selected and granted full studentships.

CFM is focused in the following research areas:

RIVA XII – Iberian Vacuum Conference

RIVA XII – Iberian Vacuum Conference

La reunión Ibérica de Vacío y Aplicaciones, RIVA, es un encuentro bienal conjunto de la Sociedad Española del Vacío (ASEVA) y la Sociedad Portuguesa del Vacío (SOPORVAC), y sigue la serie iniciada en Braga, Portugal, en 1988, cambiando alternativamente la ubicación entre Portugal y España. SOPORVAC organizará la próxima edición de RIVA XII en Braga, Portugal, durante los días 16 y 17 de mayo de 2022, en el Vila Galé Collection Hotel.
El evento es de gran relevancia en campos científicos relacionados con la ciencia e ingeniería de superficies, biointerfaces, ciencia del plasma, tecnologías de procesamiento de materiales que involucran equipos de vacío, como películas delgadas, nanoestructuras, entre otros fundamentos y aplicaciones en la tecnología de la ciencia del vacío. Esperamos contar con un gran número de delegados de Portugal y España, así como de otros países.

El registro ya está abierto en el sitio web de RIVA XII:

Having fun in 2D: From micro-mechanical resonators to memristive transistors

Having fun in 2D: From micro-mechanical resonators to memristive transistors

In this webinar, Daniel Granados PhD will present some results concerning the development of retroreflectors based on MoS2 oscillating membranes and how they can be turned into electroluminescent diodes. He will also present the tailoring of conductive channels on MoS2 FET devices1. Preliminary results on lateral PN homo-junctions, memristive field-effect transistors and photonic crystal cavities will also be presented.

Daniel Granados has a degree in Physical Sciences from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2001) and obtained his doctorate in Physical Sciences from the same university in 2006. He completed his doctoral thesis at the Grupo de Epitaxia de Haces Moleulares of the Instituto de Microelecrónica de Madrid (IMM-CNM-CSIC) on the growth and characterization of nanostructures and devices based on III-V semiconductors. In 2005 he was a visiting researcher at Heriot-Watt University (UK), where he studied optical properties of individual quantum nanostructures. In 2006 he moved to Cambridge (UK) as the leader of the photon confinement laboratory, working for the Toshiba Research Quantum Information Group, where he studied strong coupling interactions in photonic crystal micro-cavities. During this period, he was also a visiting researcher for the Semiconductor Physics Group at the Cavendish Laboratory. In 2009 he returned to the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies in Nanoscience as responsible for designing and developing nanofabrication cleanroom services. Since 2014 he has been the leader of the quantum nanodevices group and executive director of IMDEA-Nanociencia research foundation. His current research focuses on the manufacture of hybrid devices for space, defence, and information technology applications. He has been a member of the scientific committee of ASEVA since 2019. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles throughout his scientific career, contributed to more than 50 international congresses, supervised eight PhD thesis, and holds three patents.

Transparent high conductive Titanium oxynitride nanofilms obtained by nucleation control for sustainable optolectronics

Transparent high conductive Titanium oxynitride nanofilms obtained by nucleation control for sustainable optolectronics

Author: E. Enríquez, A. Mariscal, R. Serna, J. F. Fernández

Applied Surface Science. 574, 1 February 2022

Abstract:
Transparent conducting thin films have attracted a lot of interest in last decades because they have become essential electrodes for optoelectronics applications. Indium tin oxide (ITO) is the transparent conductor par excellence with 80%​…

Metal-catalyst-free gas-phase synthesis of long-chain hydrocarbons

Metal-catalyst-free gas-phase synthesis of long-chain hydrocarbons

Author: Lidia Martínez, Pablo Merino, Gonzalo Santoro, José I. Martínez, Stergios Katsanoulis, Jesse Ault, Álvaro Mayoral, Luis Vázquez, Mario Accolla, Alexandre Dazzi, Jeremie Mathurin, Ferenc Borondics, Enrique Blázquez-Blázquez, Nitzan Shauloff, Rosa Lebrón-Aguilar, Jesús E. Quintanilla-López, Raz Jelinek, José Cernicharo, Howard A. Stone, Victor A. de la Peña O’Shea, Pedro L. de Andres, George Haller, Gary J. Ellis & José A. Martín-Gago.

Nature Communications.12 (2021) 5937

Abstract:
Development of sustainable processes for hydrocarbons synthesis is a fundamental challenge in chemistry since these are of unquestionable importance for the production of many essential synthetic chemicals, materials and carbon-based fuels​…