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PhD Positions/Studentships

We are always on the look out for bright and enthusiastic students looking to explore problems at the frontier of nanoscale physics and physical chemistry. PhD students have the freedom to work in any of the groups areas of interest including Organic semiconductors, Quantum Dots, Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Perovskites and 2D monolayer semiconductor. Experimental work can range from ultrafast spectroscopy to the synthesis and design of new nanostructured materials and devices.

We provide a highly international and collaborative research environment within the world leading Optoelectronics Group at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge. 

The deadline for funded positions is the 5th December 2017 for a start in October 2018.

Get in touch with ASAP us if you are interested in our work and would like to explore the possibility of doing a PhD in the group.

Contact: Dr. Akshay Rao (ar525 at

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Paper published in Science

May 29, 2018

Mike's paper looking at long-range exciton diffusion in conjugated polymer nanofibers designed by the Manner's group in Bristol is published in Science.

Paper published in PNAS

May 03, 2018

Leah's paper on using high magnetic fields to study the dynamics of triplet excitons pairs in organic semiconductors is published in PNAS.

Paper accepted to Nature Communications

Nov 15, 2017

Matt and Alex's paper on the role of order in the charge separation process in OPVs is accepted to Nature Communications.

Paper accepted to ASC Nano

Oct 24, 2017

Limeng's paper on exciton-phonon coupling in hybrid perovskite quantum wells is accepted to ACS NANO.

Paper published in Nature Reviews

Oct 05, 2017

Our review of Singlet Fission is published in Nature Reviews Materials

ERC Starter Grant

Sep 18, 2017

Our project SOLARX is funded by the ERC.

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