PhD in Materials and Engineering Science: Processing of Smart Porous Electro-Ceramic Transducers
Ferroelectrics are an important class of electro-active materials. Their piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties make them vital materials for SONAR, pressure sensors/ accelerometers, energy harvesting, thermal imaging/sensing, and non-destructive evaluation. Porosity in ferroelectric materials is often viewed as a defect. This PhD will demonstrate that porosity can be used positively to significantly improve the performance of ferroelectric materials. To this aim, the PhD will develop modelling tools and manufacturing processes that enable the controlled design and manufacture of porous ferroelectrics.
PhD thesis at University of Bath (UK) and GREMAN lab/University of Tours (France)
Deadline for application Sept 30, 2020
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