PhD position in STM/nanoplasmonics
Reference number 2011/196
Application deadline 2011-09-01
Division of Bionanophotonics operates at the crossroads between optics and nanobioscience – our projects target nanoplasmonic biosensors, quantitative fluorescence microscopy, nanoscale optical forces, functional metamaterials, and much more. Although many of our projects are based in advanced optical spectroscopy and microscopy, we also do a fair amount of electromagnetics theory, nanofabrication and biophysics. Graduate students and postdocs are recruited internationally and have diverse backgrounds ranging from theoretical physics to molecular biology.
We have particular focus on low-dimensional nanostructures that support localized surface plasmon resonances in the wide range of frequencies (from UV to IR) to use them in the studies of fundamental nanophotonics and in a broad range of applications. We like self-assembly-based nanofabrication and apply bottom-up nanofabrication methods to make impact in (bio)sensing, optical metamaterials, magnetoplasmonics, enhancement of various weak processes and many others.
This PhD position starts a brand new line of research – combination of scanning tunneling microscopy with nanoplasmonics for molecular-level sensors, magnetoplasmonics (magnetic + plasmonic materials), plasmon-enhanced photovoltaics and others where detailed nanoscale characterization and low-dimensional materials design are crucial.
Newly purchased ultra-high-vacuum variable-temperature scanning tunneling microscope will be available for the project that is specially adopted to work with light / nanoplasmonics. The project will be also supported by our regular clean-room based nanofabrication and advanced optical characterization (optical spectroscopy and microscopy).
The goal with a PhD-position is to develop general research proficiency and a high competence within your specific research area. As a PhD-student, you will primarily conduct research, often together with other researchers and PhD-students. You will also follow PhD courses, be involved in teaching activities (max 20% of your time), and participate in international conferences and networks.
You are expected to write a licenciate thesis within 2-3 years and defend your doctoral thesis within 4-5 years. The time period for the position is limited to five years.
In order to improve the gender balance at the Department, we welcome in particular applications from female candidates.
University degree (MSc) in engineering physics, materials science, photonics or related areas. Strong interest in experimental nanomaterials research and excellent command of English are prerequisites.
The application shall be written in English and include the following items:
The application shall be sent electronically as pdf or zipped documents. Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.
If any material is not available electronically or cannot be transferred to pdf format, the material can be sent as a hard copy to Registrar. The applicants name and the reference number (2011/196) must be written on the first page of the application.
For further information contact Alexandre Dmitriev, alexd at chalmers dot se
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