PhD project in Experimental or Theoretical Nanophotonics

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In the Nanophotonics Section at DTU Fotonik, we perform fundamental experimental and theoretical research on the physics of light-matter interaction and explore possibilities for realizing new and improved photonic devices. Important areas of applications include quantum technology, integrated photonics, and devices that reduce global energy consumption.

Opportunities and qualifications
With this call, we offer projects within a wide range of research topics, such as Quantum photonics, nanolaser physics, metamaterials, structured electromagnetic materials, plasmonics, and integrated photonics for optical signal processing in communications or sensing devices. We participate in three National Centers of Excellence and have state-of-the-art facilities for nanofabrication and experimental characterization as well as for doing high-performance computer simulations. 

We seek ambitious and motivated students with a very strong experimental and/or theoretical background, who are interested in joining active research teams within one or several of the cutting-edge areas mentioned above. In the application, you should clearly state your motivation and scientific interests.

You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) in Engineering/Physics or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.

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 of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide .

The assessment of the applicants will be made by a Department panel.

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
For further information or inquiries, please contact one of the groupleaders in the Nanophotonics Section: Kresten Yvind ( ), Andrei Lavrinenko ( ), Martijn Wubs ( ), or Jesper Mørk ( ).

You can read more about DTU Fotonik on .

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark .

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 26 May 2021 (Danish 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 vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here )

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your 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 Fotonik has 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

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 12,900 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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