Vacancies

We are looking for highly motivated Postdoctoral researchers and PhD students. For more information, feel free to contact Dr. Sadeghi or Dr. Sangtarash

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Currently there is no postdoc position available.

  • There are a number of post-doctoral fellowship opportunities in the UK. We are happy to support strong applicants for these scheme. Please see below "General Fellowship Openings" for more information.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Engineering Flash Graphene for Novel Low-Cost Plastic Recycling Technology

A fully-funded PhD studentship is available in the Device Modelling group at University of Warwick through NERC CENTA CDT on a competative basis and will cover University fees at the UK rate, a maintenance stipend (provisionally £17,800/yr) for 3 years and research training support. More inforamation is available here.

PhD studentship in quantum transport through molecular structures for energy conversion applications

A fully-funded PhD studentship is available in the Device Modelling group at University of Warwick to be started on October 2022 or January 2023 and will cover University fees at the UK rate, a maintenance stipend (provisionally £15,800/yr) for 3 years and research training support. 

The aim of the project is to exploit electronic properties of nanoscale materials to discover and design new materials for nanoelectronic applications. The ultimate goal of the research is to understand quantum transport through molecular structure such as single molecules, self-assembled monolayers, graphene nanoribbons and van der Waals heterostructures for functional quantum devices. The candidate will receive a broad training on computational materials modelling and gain experience with cutting edge quantum transport simulation methods, conduct a vibrant 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.

We are looking for an enthusiastic student 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.

To apply, please send your CV including your BSc or MSc GPAs, a list of all publications and contact information for two references by email to Dr. Sara Sangtarash (Sara.Sangtarash@warwick.ac.uk).


School of Engineering MPhil/PhD Scholarship Scheme

Every year, there are number of PhD scholarships within School of Engineering for UK students on a competitive basis that covers tuition for four years and a stipend for 3.5 years. The deadline for application is the end of January each year and notifications come in March for starting the following October. If you are interested in doing a PhD in our research area and would like to apply for these scholarships, contact Dr. H. Sadeghi or Dr. S. Sangtarash.

Other PhD scholarship/studentship opportunities at Warwick

There are also number of other PhD scholarships at Warwick listed below. If you are interested in applying for these schemes and your research interests align with our research activities, contact Dr. H. Sadeghi or Dr. S. Sangtarash.

Living cost estimates to study at Warwick


PhD/MPhil in Engineering

PhD position are available for self-funded applicants or applicants with support from their government (e.g. Malaysian, Saudi, Libyan, Iraqi, UAE, etc). For more information on our research activities visit here.

The candidate is expected to have a master's level degree in electronic engineering or physics (applied physics, engineering physics, materials science, chemical physics) or an equivalent degree and a strong interest in computational materials modelling and quantum transport. The applicant must meet English language requirements of the School of Engineering (IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 with no component less than 6.0; see below for more information on other acceptable tests). Journal publications and presentations in conferences and workshops are desirable but not essential. For more information of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Engineering at Warwick, visit: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/postgraduate/phd

Before making a formal application, it is recommended to contact with Dr. H. Sadeghi or Dr. S. Sangtarash and provide a single PDF document including a cover letter, full curriculum vitae (including GPAs and a list of all publications), an English test certificate and contact information for two references.

English Language requirements for postgraduate courses

  • IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 with no component less than 6.0

  • Cambridge Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 60+ (pass at grade C) - A minimum of 3 borderline and 1 weak component results

  • Cambridge Proficiency (CPE): Any pass grade - In order to verify the CPE online, applicants need to supply their "secret number". The following CPE results apply to courses in all English Bands.

  • Pearson Academic (PTE): Overall score of 62 with all components at 51+

  • TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 92 with minimum components – reading 22, listening 21, speaking 23 and writing 21.

Pre-sessional English Programme at Warwick

There is a Pre-sessional English Programme at Warwick for students whose first language is not English and who have a conditional offer to study for a degree at the University of Warwick (phases 4/5) or other UK university (Phases 2/3) that requires them to attend the course or recommends that they do so. More information can be found here.

General Fellowship Openings

If you are looking for independent post-doctoral opportunities, listed here are some links to prestigious fellowships in the UK in general. These fellowships are competitive and often require the explicit support of a host institution. If you feel qualified to apply and would like to discuss the possibility, please contact Dr. H. Sadeghi or Dr. S. Sangtarash well in advance (at least two months) of the deadlines stated on these external pages. Advance notice is needed to ensure any application meets the (earlier) internal University deadlines.

Post-doctoral Fellowships

Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowships

The University of Warwick is a research intensive university. It is ranked 6th in the UK and 61st in the world. Warwick consistently perform strongly in the UK league tables, and is proud to be among the top 20 'Most International' universities in the world.


Device Modelling Group is within the School of Engineering which is ranked 5th in the UK for Engineering in The Guardian University League Table 2021 and the 4th most targeted University by UK's Top 100 Graduate Employers (The Graduate Market in 2019, High Fliers Research Ltd). The School of Engineering research is ranked 3rd among UK integrated Engineering departments in the Research Excellence Framework.