PhD Studentship in Printed Electronics for E-textiles
University of Southampton Department of Electronics and Computer Science
United Kingdom

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Southampton
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £15,009 tax-free stipend per year
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 9th May 2019
Closes: 31st August 2019
Reference: 1138819FP


Supervisor: Dr Kai Yang

Co-supervisor: Dr Russel Torah

Project description

A prestigious three-year fully funded PhD studentship is available in the Smart Electronic Materials and Systems Research Group (SEMS) group in the Department of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS). SEMS group is a world-leading research group for printed electronic textiles with a long track record of delivering research/innovation projects. The team has led over £10 million worth of research projects in the past 10 years. More information about the research group is available at

This PhD is focused on developing materials and fabrication process for integrating electronic functions on textiles. The application will be demonstrated through wearable applications (e.g. wearable sensors/actuators). The project requires education/experience in materials science, chemistry, engineering, electronics or other relevant disciplines. The ideal candidate will enjoy practical hands-on work and be willing to acquire new skills, working individually and part of a team. The PhD student will have opportunities to work with both internal and external collaborators.

The ideal candidates should have, or expect to gain, a first or upper second-class degree in a related subject (Materials, Chemistry, Engineering, and Electronics). Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate excellent communication and writing skills.

The scholarship is only open to UK and EU citizens due to funder restrictions. Self-funded international students are also welcome to apply for the post but not the scholarship.

Please contact: Dr Kai Yang (Email:, Tel: +44 (0) 2380 59 6665) for further details.

Key facts

Entry requirements: first or upper second-class degree or equivalent

Duration: four years (full-time)

Funding: full tuition fees, for UK/EU students, and a tax-free stipend of £15,009 per year

Assessment: Nine month and 18 month reports, viva voce and thesis examination

Start date: typically September.

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