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3 Year Industry-led funded PhD: Development of visible and mid Infra-red solid state light emitting diodes to replace inefficient incandescent airfield lighting (216)

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Centre for Global Eco-Innovation
26 July 2012
North West England > Lancashire
Earth, Environment & Energy, Engineering, Physics
Course fee
Postgraduate tuition fees paid for by partner business (worth £12,000) and receive £16,000 per year!

Further information

LED based lights are becoming desirable as replacements for incandescent lamps in airfield lighting applications, driven by the need for power economy, reliability and legislation. However, Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EVFS) employ an indium antimonide photodetector, which is sensitive in the range 1.5 to 5 microns and use the mid IR emission from the incandescent lighting. However, EFVS cannot 'see' visible LED replacements which therefore need to be further developed to achieve the same spectral output characteristics. The PhD student will be based at Lancaster and would be involved in the fabrication and characterisation of state-of-the-art semiconductor materials and novel LED devices. HeGshe will get strong scientific support from the research group in the Physics Department which has internationally leading expertise in mid-infrared materials growthGprocessing and characterisation. Complementary support will be provided by experienced engineers at Oxley for testing prototype solid state light sources, taking into consideration all aspects of the target application.

Project supervision

  • Oxley Developments Company Ltd
  • Lancaster University

Centre for Global Eco-Innovation
This PhD is one of 50 industry-led funded PhD projects from the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation. The centre brings together the expertise, resources and global contacts of Lancaster University and the University of Liverpool, together with international commercialisation consultancy Inventya Ltd. The aim of the centre is to form collaborative R&D partnerships to enable and drive innovation in businesses, supporting the development of new products, processes and services for the global marketplace that have positive environmental benefits.
By joining the centre you will receive £16,000 per year as a centre graduate, have your postgraduate tuition fees paid for by your partner business (worth £12,000) and finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas. The Centre for Global Eco-innovation is the only centre of its kind in Europe and is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

This research project has funding attached. Applications for this project are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full department and project details for further information.
Application details

Application details

To apply for this opportunity please email with:

  • A completed Application Criteria document (.doc file)
  • 2 page CV
  • 2 page expression of interest
  • Reference number: 216

Application deadline

  • 6th August 2012

Interview date

  • Expected to be held by 20th August

Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

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