Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by University of Strathclyde - Chemical and Process Engineering (06/05/2014 17.53)

Logo awarded to any 'Human Resources Strategy 4 Researchers' (HRS4R) Acknowledged Institution. PhD studentship: Multiscale Modelling of Ferroelectric Hybrid Materials

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This is a computational project that aims to aid the design of ferroelectric hybrid materials for use in flexible nanoelectronics. The primary supervisor will be Dr. Karen Johnston in the Department of Chemical Engineering in the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

The project will focus on the interaction of ferroelectric polymers with surfaces and will involve multiscale modelling using a combination of electronic structure methods (density functional theory) and classical molecular dynamics simulations. The aims of the project are to understand how the solid surface affects the polymer's structural and ferroelectric properties and, hence, give insight into the design of the materials for nanoelectronic devices.

Research Fields

Physics - Computational physics

Eligibility criteria

The successful candidate should have (or expect to have) a good degree in physics, chemistry or a related subject. Experience with a Linux/UNIX environment, computer programming and simulation is desirable but not essential. Please note that international students (i.e. students who are not citizens of the UK or Europe) will have to be able to cover the overseas portion of the fees.

Selection process

To apply email a cover letter, CV and contact details for at least two referees to Dr. Karen Johnston at

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
International mobility required ?no
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsE.U.
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceE.U.
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesE.U.
Fellowship's Details
Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
Total amount per fellowship per year14000
CurrencyPound sterling
Covers salaryyes
Maximum duration of fellowship36
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University of Strathclyde - Chemical and Process Engineering

75 Montrose Street, James Weir Building, Chemical and Process Engineering G1 1XJ Glasgow - United Kingdom