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Professor Hatef Sadeghi

PhD studentship in Quantum Engineering of Molecular Materials for Nanoscale Energy Generation

Qualification: Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (PhD)

Application deadline: 7th January 2024

Start date: 8th January 2024 or 1st April 2024

Funding for: 3.5 years, as part of the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship grant.

Supervisor: Professor Hatef Sadeghi

Project Description:

The aim of the project is to exploit the quantum properties of molecular materials to discover and design new materials for energy harvesting and cooling applications. Visit for more details. The candidate will receive broad training on computational materials modelling and gain experience with cutting-edge quantum transport simulation methods, conduct a world-class research project with high publication potential and would have an opportunity to conduct collaborative projects with internationally leading experimental groups in the UK, Europe and beyond.


This fully funded scholarship will cover the tuition fees at the UK/Home rate £4,712, plus a stipend of £18,622 per annum for 3.5 years of full-time study and research training support. This PhD studentship is a part of the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship grant.


Due to the scholarship rules, this is for UK students only with a first-class or 2.1 honours degree at BSc or MSc in physical science or engineering disciplines and a strong interest in computational materials modelling. Experience with molecular scale simulation is desirable but not essential.

How to apply:

Applicants should prepare a cover letter outlining motivation and suitability for this project, and a full CV that includes your BSc or MSc with GPA, a list of all publications and contact details of two referees to opens in a new window.

If you are successful at the interview, you will be invited to submit a formal application and fulfil the entry requirements set by the University of Warwick.

Please reference HSU-UKRI in your communications. If you have any questions or would like more information about this project, please contact

The University of Warwick provides an inclusive working and learning environment, recognising and respecting every individual’s differences. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010.