PhD Studentship: In Quantum Optics

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Sep 2020

The Micro and Quantum Systems group at the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering is looking for a


Your will participate in creating quantum optics experiments. The main project is to experimentally realize a theoretically proposed quantum illumination experiment. This research would make up a new very interesting field for a variety of applications in quantum communications, sensing and imaging. You can also participate in the research of optical properties of various nanomaterials, such as two-dimensional layered materials, and their heterostructures for various photonic and optoelectronic applications. You'll get to conduct high quality research independently, and to work as an active member of the Micro and Quantum Systems research group by taking part in guiding of M.Sc. students.

‍Research group

This research position will be supported by the Micro and Quantum Systems group , which is led by Professor Ilkka Tittonen . The group focuses mainly on the study of various nanofabrication methods, energy harvesting, thermoelectrics, quantum optics theory and experiments. The group belongs to the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering at the School of Electrical Engineering, and is located in the Micronova Nanofabrication Center , the largest academic clean room facility in the Northern Europe.

Your background

You have a Master´s degree in physics, optics, photonics, nanotechnology, or related topics. Knowhow in experimental work in optics is required as well as strong basic knowledge in quantum mechanocs/optics theory.

Salary and contract terms

The selected PhD student is expected to complete doctoral research and studies within four years in the Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering of Aalto University. The expected starting salary is approximately 2500 €/month, depending on experience and qualifications. As an employer, Aalto University provides excellent learning and development opportunities as well as occupational health care services, commuter ticket benefit and versatile exercise services by Unisport. Finland has a comprehensive social security system. We would prefer your start during the autumn of 2020, yet this can also be negotiated.

More information

If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Professor Ilkka Tittonen, ilkka.tittonen(at) .

Ready to apply?

Please submit your application through our recruiting system by September 30, 2020.‍ We will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately upon receiving the applications.

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