DTU PhD scholarship in Lasers based on Subwavelength Dielectric Nanostructures – Nov 2022

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The Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a Ph.D. student who will focus on nanofabrication and experimental characterization, and can also involve theory depending on the student’s interest and progress, at the DTU Electro, Denmark – Nov 2022

Qualification Details

We are looking for a talented student with a strong initiative in conducting experimental physics. Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. Candidates with a strong background within optics and photonics, nanofabrication, or laser physics are preferred. Approval and Enrolment The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programs at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study program, please see DTU’s rules for the PhD education. Assessment Candidates will be assessed by Senior Researcher Yi Yu and Professor Jesper Mørk.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We have an open PhD project within nanophotonics, funded by the Villum Young Investigator Grant. Our research interest is to explore, experimentally and theoretically, a new class of optoelectronic devices based on subwavelength dielectric nanostructures. These devices remain largely unexplored, with the potential of drastically reducing the size and energy consumption of modern integrated electronic circuits. These properties hold the promise of revolutionizing both classical and quantum computing. The Villum Young Investigator project targets theory development, design, fabrication, and characterization of new nanophotonic devices. It is highly associated with the activities of the Quantum and Laser Photonics Group and the Nanophoton Center (https://nanophoton.dtu.dk). With the present call, we will strengthen our fabrication and characterization of active and related devices. The successful candidates will interact with a dedicated team of highly motivated researchers, where we emphasize strong interaction between experiment and theory, independent thinking, and team spirit. Responsibilities and tasks The tasks will include numerical design, E-beam lithography, semiconductor dry etching, post-processing, and microscopy, which will be conducted in DTU’s state-of-the-art cleanroom DTU-NanoLab. The fabricated samples will be characterized in our advanced optical laboratories to investigate the laser dynamics and noises.

How to Apply?

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Application Procedure

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (in English), including an official description of the grading scale
You may apply before ob­tai­ning your master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. All interested candidates, irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion, or ethnic background, are encouraged to apply.

About the Department

DTU Electro has 320 employees with competencies in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics and electronics. Our photonics research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics, and quantum photonics.

Note or Other details

We offer DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation, and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. Salary and appointment terms The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. The starting date is expected approx. January 2023. You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Contact Details

Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Yi Yu ([email protected], tel.: +45 52633758) and Prof. Jesper Mørk ([email protected], tel.: +45 20824576).You can read more about DTU Electro here and the Quantum and Laser Photonics Group here.  If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark. Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU.