PhD Scholarship in High resolution 3D printing for high frequency RF applications

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Applicants are invited to apply for a fully funded PhD programme to investigate additive manufacturing of high resolution 3D printed structures for radio frequency (RF) applications.

3D printing has flourished in the past decade due to the advancements and accessibility of additive manufacturing processes and materials. The technologies have demonstrated the ability to create complex structures with a variety of materials. Radio frequency applications have begun to show benefits when created by these manufacturing approaches. However, due to the limitations in the minimum feature sizes that could be achieved, 3D printing has operated at limited frequencies. The aim of this project is to investigate alternative processes and materials to enable the effective creation of minimum feature sizes which allow for the manipulation of RF at high frequencies.

The candidate must have a strong physics or engineering background with good knowledge in the field of RF. An understanding of material properties and characterisation is desirable. The willingness to attain experience in 3D printing processes and RF simulation is also expected.

For more information about the role (closing date: Friday 4th June 2021) please visit the University job site: https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/1036-high-resolution-3d-printing-for-high-frequency-rf-applications