There is an opening for a PhD position in the research group of Assistant Professor Søren Raza at the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology (DTU Nanotech). The PhD position is part of a starting grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark (entitled “Smart Optics”).
The PhD project is interdisciplinary and covers topics within the research fields of nanophotonics, transmission electron microscopy, and electromechanical systems. You will be working on controlling properties of light using nanostructured surfaces known as metasurfaces. The intriguing properties of metasurfaces have unlocked the possibility of creating flat optics, which refers to making extremely thin optical components, such as lenses or high-resolution colorized surfaces. These may find applications in everyday devices, such as cameras in mobile phones.
Responsibilities and tasks
The goal of the PhD project is to create novel designs for metasurfaces that can be reconfigured after fabrication. In particular, you will explore different designs for reconfigurable meta-atoms, which are the building blocks of metasurfaces. The optical properties of these nanosized meta-atoms will be measured using a technique called electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS). EELS is performed in a transmission electron microscope and provides information on the optical properties of the sample with an impressive spatial resolution down to few nanometers. As such, you will also expand the research in EELS to include reconfigurable meta-atoms.
You should be a highly motivated student, who is interested in doing cutting-edge research and prefers experimental work. You will be interacting with people from different departments, so you should be a strong collaborator.
In addition to these skills, preference will be given to applicants with experience within the following areas:
- Optics and photonics, in particular, resonator optics and plasmonicsElectron microscopyCleanroom fabrication Microelectromechanical systems
Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.
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 programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.
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 an 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 with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.
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Further information may be obtained from Assistant Professor Søren Raza, tel.: +45 4525 6530, email: email@example.com
You can read more about DTU Nanotech at www.nanotech.dtu.dk.
Please submit your online application no later than 13 April 2018 (local time).
Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill in 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 vitaeGrade transcripts and BSc/MSc diplomaExcel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
DTU Nanotech – the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology – is situated in the northern part of Copenhagen. DTU Nanotech is a centre of excellence in micro- and nanotechnology utilising sciences across the traditional boundaries of technology, thereby enabling innovative solutions for the benefit of society. DTU Nanotech has approx. 270 staff members. With 40 % international employees, the department constitutes an international environment.
DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 11,000 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.
Deadline: 13 April 2018
Unit: DTU Nanotech
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Post expires on Friday April 13th, 2018