PhD student position in Physics focusing on Experimental Nanophotonics, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB
Information about the research and the division
Rapid conceptual developments and progress in nanofabrication technologies, computational electromagnetics and optical measurement methodologies have brought optics and photonics firmly into the realm of nanoscience. Nanophotonics now encompass subfields of extremely high current interest – plasmonics, strong light-matter interactions, 2D materials, to name a few. The methods and concepts developed in nanophotonics have a very broad applicability and may provide solutions to challenges as diverse as single molecule medical diagnostics, quantum optics for tomorrow’s telecom networks and environmentally friendly fuels from solar energy harvesting.
The Division of Bionanophotonics at Chalmers is engaged in fundamental and applied nanophotonics studies at the international research frontier. The group is highly international and consists of MSc and PhD students, post docs and senior scientists. The group is embedded in the Department of Physics at Chalmers University of Technology, which is one of the largest physics departments in Sweden. Researchers in the Division of Bionanophotonics do experiments, theory and computer simulations and we are heavy users of Chalmers nanofabrication facility. We now seek highly motivated candidates for a PhD project, as outlined below.
ULTRAFAST STRONG COUPLING
This PhD position will deal with so-called strong light matter-interactions in hybrid nanophotonic systems. The goal is to achieve active control over optical properties by coupling so-called excitons in two-dimensional semiconductors, like WS2 or WSe2, to plasmons (collective free-carrier oscillations) in metal nanostructures. The PhD project will involve both nanofabrication and experimental studies of linear and nonlinear optical effects using femtosecond laser spectroscopy systems.
Your major responsibility as a PhD student is to pursue your own doctoral studies. This includes developing scientific concepts and communicating research results both verbally and in writing. In addition to the research project, you will also take courses on the advanced level within the graduate school of Physics. The position may also include teaching or other duties corresponding to at most 20% of working hours.
Some of the benefits of pursuing a PhD degree at Chalmers and in the bionanophotonics group are:
- Opportunity for international travel, at least once a year (for conference presentations, study visits, etc.)
- Highly competitive salary.
- Large control over your own research project and competence development.
- Opportunity to build your own experiments with some of the most advanced technology available.
- Stimulating collaborations with fellow PhD students and seniors across discipline and department borders.
- Excellent educational program in soft and transferable skills.
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.
To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master's level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits, or the equivalent, in physics, optics, nanoscience, physical chemistry or a related subject area. You have excellent communication skills in written and spoken English. You have a genuine interest in planning, executing and analyzing experiments and simulations, and to connect the results to theory and possible applications. You take responsibility for progress and quality of your work, and you are also a team player able to engage in collaborative work with other students and senior scientists in your research group and elsewhere.
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Application deadline: 15th December, 2019
For questions, please contact:
Professor Timur Shegai, Bionanophotonics, firstname.lastname@example.org
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