PhD student in gas sensors based on metal-oxide nanostructures (M/F)
Metal-oxide nanostructures for low-power and transparent gas sensors. There is an increasing demand for stand-alone and portable gas sensing systems dedicated to environmental control and monitoring, which require small, low-power and selective devices, eventually transparent for an invisible integration. Metal oxide-based gas sensors are attractive due to their high sensitivity, but the detection mechanism requires high temperature activation. The goal of the project is to investigate gas sensors based on metal-oxide nanostructures (ZnO, SnO2, CuO, etc.) that can be activated by light and can be integrated on transparent materials such as glass.
The student will be in charge of the fabrication of the nanostructures by chemical synthesis and atomic layer deposition, their integration into transparent devices using microfabrication techniques, and their characterization in order to understand and monitor the role of light activation on the sensitivity improvement.
This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and