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Position: PhD scholarships in Semiconductor Nanostructures for Extreme Dielectric Confinement of Light
Institution: Technical University of Denmark
Location: Kongens Lyngby, Lyngby‐Taarbæk Municipality, Denmark
Duties: As a PhD student you will be working closely with other members of the NanoPhoton team to design suitable EDC structures for use as lasers or photodetectors, and you will be responsible for the fabrication and subsequent characterization of the devices. This will involve: Design and clean room fabrication of semiconductor nanostructures; Optical characterization of the fabricated structures; Interpretation of the recorded data in relation to theoretical models; Collaboration with other NanoPhoton team members
Requirements: 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. We are looking for an ambitious PhD student with a background in electrical engineering, physics, or similar, and with experience in nanofabrication and optical characterization. Excellent written and spoken English skills are mandatory
   
Text: PhD scholarships in Semiconductor Nanostructures for Extreme Dielectric Confinement of Light DTU Fotonik Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Tuesday 30 Jun 20 Apply for this job Apply no later than 1 September 2020 Apply for the job at DTU Fotonik by completing the following form. Apply online DTU Fotonik - Department of Photonics Engineering - at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is seeking ambitious and talented candidates for two PhD positions within the newly established research center NanoPhoton - Center for Nanophotonics - which is dedicated to exploring new possibilities for Extreme Dielectric Confinement (EDC) of light in semiconductors to length scales much smaller than the diffraction limit. NanoPhoton addresses a range of research disciplines in collaboration between several departments at DTU, enabled by a grant from the Danish National Research Foundation. The two PhD projects are concerned with fabrication and characterization of EDC nanostructures and their operation as photodetectors and lasers. The majority of the project will be carried out in our state-of-the-art clean room facilities and optical laboratories, where you will work with dedication in order to break the current limits of nanophotonic integration. Candidates are invited to apply for one or both of the following projects: III-V semiconductor nanostructures for Extreme Dielectric Confinement of Light: Design, fabricate and characterize advanced Indium Phosphide EDC nanostructures with embedded layers of active quantum wells and quantum dots. Silicon nanostructures for Extreme Dielectric Confinement of Light: Development of a novel photodetector based on two-photon-absorption in silicon and integration with field effect transistor for next generation on-chip interconnects. Responsibilities and tasks As a PhD student you will be working closely with other members of the NanoPhoton team to design suitable EDC structures for use as lasers or photodetectors, and you will be responsible for the fabrication and subsequent characterization of the devices. This will involve: Design and clean room fabrication of semiconductor nanostructures Optical characterization of the fabricated structures Interpretation of the recorded data in relation to theoretical models Collaboration with other NanoPhoton team members Applicable for all scholarships Qualifications 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. We are looking for an ambitious PhD student with a background in electrical engineering, physics, or similar, and with experience in nanofabrication and optical characterization. Excellent written and spoken English skills are mandatory. Approval and Enrolment The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide . Assessment The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Kresten Yvind and Professor Jesper Mørk. 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. You can read more about career paths at DTU here . Further information Further information may be obtained from Professor Kresten Yvind, kryv@fotonik.dtu.dk , tel.: 45 4525 6366. You can read more about NanoPhoton at nanophoton.dtu.dk and DTU Fotonik at fotonik.dtu.dk . Application Please submit your online application no later than 1 September 2020 (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 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 Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here - in the right hand column ) If you have preferences between the two offered projects indicate that in the motivation letter. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master's degree but cannot begin before having received it. Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered. All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. NanoPhoton The research vision of NanoPhoton - Center for Nanophotonics - is to explore the hitherto inaccessible regime of extreme dielectric confinement of light in optical cavities and to apply the associated enhanced light-matter interaction to solve fundamental outstanding challenges in chipscale information technology. To this end, we will develop the science and technology for a new class of optical nanostructures by combining fundamental electromagnetic and quantum optical theory with state-of-the-art nanofabrication and advanced experimental characterization techniques. Technology for people DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.
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