FEIT Research Project Database

2D material heterojunctions for optoelectronic applications

Project Leader: James Bullock
Primary Contact: James Bullock (james.bullock@unimelb.edu.au)
Keywords: photonics and electronics
Disciplines: Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Two-dimensional (2D) material optoelectronics: Infrared photodetectors are currently subject to a rapidly expanding application space, with an increasing demand for compact, sensitive and inexpensive detectors. Despite continued advancement, technological factors limit the widespread usage of such detectors, specifically, the need for cooling and the high costs associated with processing of III–V/II–VI semiconductors. This project explores the use of two dimensional materials to replace conventional bulk semiconductors in infrared sensors. 

The Sustainable Energy and Environmental Devices lab is looking for PhD students starting in 2021.

Requirements for the PhD program?

First-class (H1 or equivalent) bachelor or masters degree from a high-ranking university (ie, The University of Melbourne).

Unsure if a PhD is for you?

We also have paid research assistant positions available on a casual basis for those who are unsure if a PhD is for them. Please enquire if this is you!

Want more info about the group?

Sustainable Energy and Environmental Devices Lab is a research group headed by Dr James Bullock, within the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne. This group draws from disciplines such as Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Chemistry working on topics such as photovoltaics, electro and photocatalysis, 2D materials and photodetectors.

Group site can be found here: people.eng.unimelb.edu.au/jbullock/

You can view a virtual tour of our labspace here: my.matterport.com/show/?m=H8CEgvvxfpS

Candidates who identify as belonging to groups under-represented in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields are especially encouraged to apply.

If you are interested please contact james.bullock@unimelb.edu.aufor more information.

Further information: Group website (https://people.eng.unimelb.edu.au/jbullock/)