UK: Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Department of Physics at University of Bristol

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Closing date: 03/11/2013

Language English (UK)

Region: South West

Country: United Kingdom

Job number: ACAD100517

Work Hour 35.0 Hours per Week

Salary:  £30,424 – £34,223

Expected Start Date: 01/01/2014

Expected End Date: 31/12/2015

Job Type: Research and Teaching

Description:Postdoctoral Researcher in Reliability of RF AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors: Center for Device Thermography and Reliability, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Based in the Center for Device Thermography and Reliability (CDTR) at the University of Bristol, you will research the reliability of RF high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs). You will contribute to the development of novel electrical, optical and microstructural techniques for studying failure and degradation of AlGaN/GaN HEMTs, in particular to understand the specific physical mechanisms which apply during RF device operation. GaN RF electronics are delivering spectacular performance improvements in the fields of radar, satellite and communications. Although the performance of these devices is already fully sufficient to enable tremendous new possibilities for these applications, reliability is presently still in question, and this research will focus on those outstanding issues. The research will be performed in collaboration with the Centre for High Frequency Engineering,CardiffUniversity. The CDTR is one of the leading centers in device physics, device reliability, and thermal management research, and has been responsible for the development of unique device analysis techniques. The group is active in many EU,US, and UK research programmes, and is funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the US Office of Naval Research, the European Space Agency and other funding agencies as well as by industry.

Eligibility:For the postdoctoral researcher position, you will have postgraduate experience in physics, materials science or engineering, with a good publication record. Previous experience either in the characterization of semiconductor materials (electrical and/or optical techniques), in RF or in power electronics, and/or in electronic or opto-electronic devices, and/or in device simulation would be desirable. A willingness to supervise postgraduate students will be necessary.

Informal enquiries (not applications) can be made to Prof. M. Kuball e-mail: 0117 928 8734.

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