Ph.D opportunity in Computational Modeling in Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

Deadline : not mentioned

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is an institution dedicated to research and innovation in Africa and aims to position itself among world-renowned universities in its fields The University is engaged in economic and human development and puts research and innovation at the forefront of African development. A mechanism that enables it to consolidate Morocco's frontline position in these fields, in a unique partnership-based approach and boosting skills training relevant for the future of Africa. Located in the municipality of Benguerir, in the very heart of the Green City, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University aspires to leave its mark nationally, continentally, and globally.


Thesis:" Computational Modeling of the 2D Materials synthesis by Chemical vapor deposition"

UM6P works on various materials, including graphene, MoS2, Black phosphorus and other hybrid materials for electronics applications. Their goal is to synthesize phosphorene by CVD methods. The computational modeling will predict and design multi-functional materials for applications related to electronics.

This project aims to understand, by theoretical approaches, the mechanisms of 2D materials synthesis, which possess qualities that make them desirable for electronic applications. It is important to note that the findings obtained from this theoretical investigation will be used to design the experimental approach. This work provides an opportunity to tackle the challenges in 2D Materials synthesis using a multidisciplinary approach, inspired by results obtained by computational means.

Eligbility criteria :

  • Master degree or equivalent in condensed matter physics, computational physics or mathematical physics.

  • Experience in molecular modeling software (e.g., CP2K, VASP, Gaussian, LAMMPS)

  • Programming skills (e.g., Python, Matlab, c++, fortran) is preferred.

Other useful information :

  • Ph.D. Supervisor: A El Fatimy (UM6P) & Co-PhD Supervisor: A Belhboub (ECC)

  • Application portal and job description.