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Masters Scholarship in Electrochemical Materials for Integrated Devices at UCC in Ireland 2019

Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork invites applications for a Masters scholarship in Electrochemical Materials for Integrated Devices in 2019.

The increasing demand for smaller, faster and lower energy electronic products with new functionalities highlights the need for miniaturization of the electronic power conversion circuits. A significant issue in the miniaturization of those circuits is the size reduction of the energy storage and transfer components such as inductors which are essential in power supplies and currently occupy a relatively large ~30% of the volume.

In this project, they will utilise a recently developed magnetic material and architecture to further miniaturise microinductor fabrication on silicon while enhancing the properties and performance of the devices. This project is funded under the Science Foundation Ireland Technology Innovation Development Award Programme. The M.Sc. postgraduate scholar will conduct research as part of a larger team investigating electrochemical materials development for integrated device fabrication.


This postgraduate Masters by research position is in the area of Electrochemical Materials & Energy. The successful candidate will:

  • Perform innovative research in the electrochemistry of conductor and magnetic materials.
  • Optimise the fabrication route for the novel integrated magnetic material
  • Fabricate devices with the optimised materials.
  • Fully characterise the materials and devices
  • Work on as part of a team to develop intellectual property for the novel materials and engineered architectures
  • Engage in the dissemination and further development of the results of the research.
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Worth of Award

An annual student stipend of €18,000.00 applies for this successful candidate for this position.  Yearly University academic fees will be paid by the Tyndall National Institute.


  • The minimum academic qualification is a first or upper second class honours degree (or an equivalent international degree) in chemistry or chemical engineering.
  • The successful candidate will be highly innovative with a strong desire to create world-beating electrochemical research for real-life applications.
  • The successful candidate will be highly analytical with good interpersonal and organizational skills.

How to Apply

  • Download the Application form
  • Return the completed application form, together with your CV and motivation letter and references to [email protected]
  • Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.
  • The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.
  • Contact for further queries contact Dr. James Rohan at [email protected]
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Deadline: Applications close on April 30, 2019.


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