IRC PhD Fellowship in Nanomagnetics

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Location : Cork, Ireland

Yearly income : 18,000 euro


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About the project

The rapid growth of handheld miniaturized electronic devices & ‘Internet of Things-IoT’ has highlighted the issue of powering them efficiently and perpetually. The focus of the present project will be on modeling, development and characterizations of
a) nano-structured, high energy product (hard) magnetic materials using patterned MEMS/NEMS structures on Silicon; b) high frequency soft magnetic nanostructured materials in a CMOS compatible technique
c) exchange bias phenomenon in multi-nano-layers of magnetic hetero-structures.

About the position

Applications are sought for a four year PhD position with fellowship (€18,000/annum tax-free + Tuition fees will be paid from the grant) under supervision of Prof. Saibal Roy in the Micropower systems and nanomagnetics group, Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Ireland. The successful applicant will work as part of a multidisciplinary research team, which has a focus on the development of integrated magnetic devices. The research of this particular position will involve elements of the following;

  • Review of state of the art (publications in Journals and Patents)
  • Electromagnetic modelling (OOMMF, FEA) of micromagnetic structures
  • Development of nano-structured magnetic materials in electroplating technique, sputtering technique, other relevant chemical/physical synthesis techniques
  • Characterization (structural, magnetic- both static and dynamic) of nano-structured magnetic materials and their analysis
  • Device batch fabrication using MEMS technologies on Silicon Characterization of fabricated devices


  • Masters (or Bachelors with high grade) degree in Physics/ Chemistry/ Materials Science/Microelectronics/Electrical Engineering or similar with high grades.
  • Proficiency in English, non-native English speakers should have required IELTS/TOEFL score
  • Knowledge in magnetism/ nano-magnetic materials, and experience in magnetic measurements such as in SQUID/ VSM

Preferable: Candidates will be given preference having one or more of the following experiences;
a) Deep Knowledge in magnetism/nanomagnetism and solid expertise in preparation and characterization particularly in static and dynamic magnetic measurements such as in SQUID (dc & ac mode), VSM etc and their analysis, complex permeability spectra measurement and their analysis.
b) Experience with micro-fabrication (lithographic) to produce micro-patterned structure & characterization would be desirable
c) Micromagnetic simulation of nanomagnetic patterns
d) Ability to write the project reports, articles in journals/conference


Candidates should submit a brief statement outlining their motivation/suitability for the position (cover letter) and their curriculum vitae, to include list of publications, the names, addresses and email IDs of three referees to Prof. Saibal.Roy: saibal.roy@tyndall.ie

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