The project aims to explore the growth mechanism and optimal synthesis of high-quality, continuous 2D films. First-principles theoretical calculations will be used to determine the mechanism of graphene (Gr) and hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) growth on alloy catalysts.  The success of the project will lead to an in-depth understanding of growth mechanisms and rational catalyst design guidelines for high-quality and large-area Gr/h-BN synthesis.

Chief Investigator
Dr Qinghong Yuan

Preferred educational background
Applicants with a background in chemistry and/or physics are sought.

*This project is available until September 2018 unless a suitable candidate is found prior.