Iceland : PhD Position in Physics at The University of Iceland.

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Applications are invited for a PhD student position within the Solid State Physics and Nanophysics group at the Science Institute of the University of Iceland. The Ph.D.  project title is: Electrical properties of graphene grown on SiC

Description: This Ph. D. project concerns studies of graphene grown epitaxially on SiC. Several methods have been used to achieve large area graphene but one of the most promising techniques is to grow graphene epitaxially on a SiC wafer. The focus of this project is on the electronic properties of graphene and how it may possibly be used in future high frequency microwave devices. The main goal is to obtain a physical understanding of the interaction of charge carriers in graphene with the underlying substrate and the gate dielectric used for top-gated devices. This research is done in close collaboration with two Swedish research groups at Chalmers University of Technology (Prof. N. Rorsman) and at Linköping University (Prof. E. Janzén). Most of the electrical characterization is done at the University of Iceland while epitaxial growth of graphene, device processing and structural characterization is mostly done by the collaborators. The Ph.D student will apply and develop/adapt existing electrical characterization techniques such as Hall analysis, capacitance-voltage (CV), deep level transient spectroscopy (DLTS) and other transient techniques to study graphene and its interfaces with the SiC substrate and the gate dielectrics. The Ph.D. student will also spend some time and do research within the collaborating groups.

For further information regarding this position:
contact Prof. Einar Sveinbjörnsson, Information regarding the research of the supervisor is provided at and further information on the Nanophysics group is at: For general information about the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences see:

We seek a highly qualified student with a M.Sc. degree in Physics or Electrical Engineering or related fields (such as Chemistry and Materials Science). Experience with electrical characterization and knowledge of semiconductors and device processing is highly desired. The Ph.D. position is for three years and is financed by the University of Iceland Research Fund.

 To Apply:
Applications, including a cover letter, a detailed CV, copies of university diplomas (B.Sc. and M.Sc.) with clear indication of subjects and grade classification, a one-page statement of research interests, and at least two reference letters, should be sent electronically to Division of Human Resources: reference nr. HI13070015 no later than August 6, 2013.

Salary: Salary is according to the wage contract by the minister of finance and appropriate trade union.

 Appointments to the University of Iceland do take into account the Equal Rights Project of the University of Iceland.

Application Deadline : 6 August 2013

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