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If you are interested in doing a research degree in microelectronics at JMU, please contact:

Prof J. F. Zhang, School of Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, L3 3AF, Email:

Dr. W. Zhang, School of Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, L3 3AF, Email:

PhD Studentships in Electrical / Electronic Engineering
Please quote Ref: IRC179

Applications are invited for a number of PhD studentship in the School of Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University. The studentships consist of a tax-free stipend (currently £ 13,290 per annum for the 2009-2010 academic year) and tuition fees for three years.

We are seeking candidates with strong background and interest in the area VLSI devices (Microelectronics Research Group), in which the School has well established research and advanced facilities. In the latest UK's official Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008, LJMU is one of the top performing universities in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. 60% of the research in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at LJMU has been assessed as either being world-class or internationally excellent. 90% of the research was assessed as of international quality. Electrical and Electronic Engineering at LJMU is ranked 13th against all universities and 1st against all post-92 universities.

The research will be related to quality assessment of nanometre transistors and Flash memory cells, and the evaluation of new materials for future VLSI industry. The research work will be carried out in collaboration with world-leading microelectronic research institutes, such as IMEC. The applicants should have a strong background in electrical and electronic engineering or physics.

Detailed information regarding the research groups is available at Applicants should hold (or expect to get) a good (first class or upper second class) Honours degree or Masters degree (or an overseas equivalent from a recognized University). The expected starting date for the PhD studies is 01 October 2009.

Please contact Prof. J. Zhang ( or Dr. W. Zhang ( for further details.

Application procedure: Please submit:
1) Full CV;
2) Completed “Postgraduate Application Form” (downloadable from; the form must include full home address and all contact details;
3) Two references (from independent and verifiable e-mail addresses, if sent by e-mail);
4) Certified translations of relevant transcripts and diplomas (for overseas applicants) or copies of transcripts and diplomas (UK/EU applicants);
5) Proof of English language knowledge (overseas applicants only; minimum acceptable IELTS score is 6.00)
by e-mail to Prof. Emil Levi ( or by mail to E.Levi, School of Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom St, Liverpool L3 3AF, UK.
The “Postgraduate Application Form” must clearly state the nationality/residence status in the UK, as well as the area in which the applicant would like to pursue PhD research.
Closing date for applications: 31 August 2009.

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