Information for prospective Ph.D. and Masters students

Our research is focused on making electronic devices based on semiconductor nanowires and exploring how quantum mechanical effects influence their operation. While much of our work is devoted to basic research of quantum, spin and electron-electron interaction phenomena at low temperatures, we are also keen to explore these devices at higher temperatures toward real world applications.

The project involves significant hands-on work on device fabrication using high-tech equipment in UNSW's cleanroom facilities and high sensitivity electrical measurements of these devices.

Candidates will need to meet eligibility requirements for an APA scholarship and would ideally have a physics background, although we are happy to talk to engineering, nanotechnology or chemistry students with a keen interest in this area.

Interested students see the UNSW Graduate Research School website for complete information on our higher degree programs

Applications are due by January 31 for Semester 1 and May 30 for Semester 2. Application information can be found here. Scholarship opportunities can be found here.

If you are interested in working with us, please send A/Prof. Adam Micolich an email indicating your interest with a copy of your CV and academic transcript. If you have any of the following skills and experience, please mention them in your email and give details:

  • Undergraduate and/or graduate coursework in solid state physics, semiconductor devices, applied physics, quantum mechanics, or biophysics.
  • Previous project work related to the physics of electronic devices.
  • Research experience as an undergraduate or masters student.
  • Experience working in a cleanroom and with the fabrication of electronic devices, microfluidics, etc.
  • Experience with characterization and measurement of electronic devices, particularly at low temperatures or in a physics research environment.
  • Experience with theory and/or computational modeling and numerical simulation of electronic devices.
  • Scientific programming using tools such as Matlab or Labview (n.b. use of Word and Excel doesn't count).
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills; teaching experience; leadership and teamwork experience

Applicants should have an undergraduate honours degree in physics, applied physics, chemistry, electrical engineering or a related area. A masters is required without honours, but is a plus otherwise.

For current students at UNSW: If you would like to discuss research opportunities, send A/Prof. Adam Micolich an email describing your interests with a copy of your CV, and we can arrange a time to meet.