PhD in Microelectronics, Wolfson Microelectronics Scholarship holder.
I heard about the exceptional microelectronics facilities at the University of Edinburgh thanks to the collaborative link between Edinburgh and my previous university in Spain, so I was really pleased when I successfully applied for both the PhD programme at Edinburgh and a Wolfson Microelectronics Scholarship.
Suddenly I had the chance to study at of one of the world’s leading universities, and have my living costs and tuition fees covered; I was thrilled.
I am involved in a very interesting project which enables me to gain many different skills in theoretical research, computing simulations and fabrication techniques.
The first-rate micro-fabrication capabilities at the Scottish Microelectronics Centre in the University of Edinburgh means that I can make real prototypes of the simulated devices.
Juan Jose Sanz-Fernandez
The first-rate micro-fabrication capabilities at the Scottish Microelectronics Centre in the University of Edinburgh means that I can make real prototypes of the simulated devices. I feel really lucky to study in an environment with experienced colleagues and people with similar interests.
Nowadays, because of the importance of the computing and communications systems all over the world, I feel like the skills I am acquiring here offer me many opportunities to work in these markets, or undertake further research.
This article was published on Jun 15, 2010