PhD project title and outline, including interdisciplinary dimension:
Van der Waal’s Heterostructures Based on Two-Dimensional Materials: Towards Electronics and Optoelectronics Applications
Dr. Elton Santos is a Queen’s Fellow (Lectureship) at the School of Mathematics and Physics, at Queen’s University Belfast. He has extensive experience on first-principles methods development as well as in the theoretical description of magnetism, two-dimensional crystals, organic semiconductors, catalysis, functionalization, optical response, advanced surfaces and modeling of interactions between radiation and matter, as well as electronic transport in nanostructures.
Prof. Novoselov is a worldwide known researcher in condensed-matter physics. He, together with Prof. Andre Geim, is one of the pioneers of the revolution initiated with the isolation of graphene and other two-dimensional compounds. His reputation and prestige has been recognized by a number of prizes and awards, with the award of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics, shared with Geim, for “… groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene.” He has supervised several PhD students and postdoctoral fellows over his career.
Primary supervisor: Dr. Elton Santos (Maths and Physics)
Secondary supervisor: Prof Sir Kostya Novoselov, Nobel Laureate (University of Manchester)
External Partner/Organisation: National Graphene Institute (NGI)