As mobile devices continue to have higher performance requirements, there is an increasing demand for novel and integrated energy storage applications to accommodate increasing power consumption. One possible solution to fulfil future energy storage requirements is through the use of micro-supercapacitors. However, currently there is difficulty in developing industrial scale fabrication techniques for mass production of high performance micro-supercapacitors.
The objective of this thesis is to investigate potential large-scale fabrication techniques for microsupercapacitors using carbon nanotubes (CNTs), carbon nanofibers and other carbon based electrode materials. The thesis will focus on effective spin coating of these carbon-based nanomaterials onto silicon wafers (Figure 1).
Figure 1: Spin coating of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on a silicon wafer.
A suitable background for this project would be a master’s program in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Microelectronics, or related subject. Cleanroom experience is a plus.
The application must include:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Transcript of academic results
3. Short letter highlighting your relevant practical experience and future career plan
4. Other materials the applicant wishes to enclose.