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PhD position at King's College London: Non- ... (No replies)

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bonini 3 months ago

Applications are invited from exceptional candidates for a PhD studentship in condensed matter physics at King's College London in the group of Prof Lev Kantorovitch and Dr Nicola Bonini. The research will focus on developing and applying computational techniques based on the Boltzmann transport and the non-equilibrium Green function formalisms to investigate electronic and thermal transport properties, and non-equilibrium carriers dynamics in low dimensional systems. The project will also involve the use of state-of-the-art first-principles techniques (based on density functional theory and its extensions) to accurately compute carriers and their interactions in complex materials.

Full funding is available for UK / EU candidates. Applicants from other countries are welcome to apply, but would need to cover international student fees from other sources.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Start date: September 2021

For enquires please contact: [email protected], [email protected]

Relevant references
Michael Ridley, Angus MacKinnon, and Lev Kantorovich, Current through a multi-lead junction caused by applied bias with arbitrary time-dependence, Phys. Rev. B 91, 125433 (2015).
M. A. Lane, D. Matos, I. J. Ford, and L. Kantorovich, Exactly Thermalised Quantum Dynamics of the Spin-Boson Model coupled to a Dissipative Environment, Phys. Rev. B 101, 224306 (2020)
F. Macheda and N. Bonini, Magnetotransport phenomena in p-doped diamond from first principles, Physical Review B, 98, 201201(R) (2018).
F. Macheda, S. Ponce, F. Giustino and N. Bonini, Theory and computation of the Hall scattering factor in graphene, Nano Letters 20, 8861-8865 (2020).

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Ab initio (from electronic structure) calculation of complex processes in materials