EPSRC Energy Harvesting Network

Research Post: Energy Harvesting (Tyndall)

Date added: Wednesday 9th March 2011

Tyndall heterogeneous systems integration group have an opening for a post doctoral fellow with experience of using piezoelectric materials to create energy harvesting devices which are compatible with CMOS fabrication technologies.

This project is to be undertaken in conjunction with an industrial partner and there is a commitment to supporting this project for a period of three years (in conjunction with Irish government funds) depending on project progress.

The candidate would need to demonstrate the following attributes

- The person must be a flexible with regard to technical direction and be able to change direction if, and as, appropriate with the ability to work closely with colleagues in a small ( three people) team
- Hands on expertise of working in a fabrication area
- A working knowledge of MEMS devices and the processes used to make them
- Demonstrable knowledge of technologies for systems level assembly and packaging
- Expertise in the deposition, processing and characterisation of piezoelectric thin films (AlN is a material of particular interest )
- A knowledge of the power management techniques used in energy harvesting.

This is a very challenging project and will require considerable dedication and an ability to identify new directions and work with the latest nano technologies to create state of the art devices

Contact: Alan Mathewson (alan.mathewson@tyndall.ie)

Further Information: www.tyndall.ie

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