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October 2018

Job Vacancy, Research Associate in Semiconductor Photonic Devices – Hetero-Print project. Closing date: 31st October 2018.

“Hetero-Print” is a newly funded EPSRC Programme Grant which aims to develop a scalable manufacturing technology for the heterogeneous integration of photonic and electronic devices in microsystems. Based around a micro-transfer print process, the project will utilise novel programmable elastomer stamps to print a range of devices such as lasers, LEDs, detectors and quantum circuits. By creating a new generation of integrated functional electronics the research will lead to exciting new innovations in robotics, displays, photonic integrated circuits, sensors for healthcare, and quantum information processors. The Sheffield post will be based within the Semiconductor Materials & Devices Group in The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and the successful applicant will work closely with colleagues in the Department of Physics, the EPSRC National Epitaxy Facility (, project partners at the Universities of Glasgow, Strathclyde, Cambridge and Manchester and with associated industrial collaborators.

The role will focus on the development of III-V compound semiconductor structures tailored specifically for integration within the micro-transfer print process and will encompass: the design of new photonic device structures for integration, development of novel sacrificial layers and etch chemistry for device lift-off, strain engineering of thin semiconductor membranes, and the development of fabrication and test capability to create systems demonstrators using the transfer print technology.

The post will be best suited to candidates with expertise in semiconductor device fabrication and characterization, a solid background in semiconductor photonics, and who can demonstrate a strong enthusiasm for pushing back the boundaries of heterogeneous integration and its applications. A PhD in semiconductor materials and device technology (or equivalent experience) is essential.

For further details and an application form –