PhD Project in New Light Sources Based on Nonlinearities in Silicon Carbide

DTU Fotonik
Tuesday 08 May 18

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DTU Fotonik works with all areas of photonic engineering and the Department is now seeking to employ a PhD student to do research within new light sources based on nonlinearities in silicon carbide.

Responsibilities and tasks
This PhD project will explore a novel integrated SiC based light source, by combining the high second-order and third-order nonlinearities of SiC and light confinement in the nanostructure of SiC. The light source will cover broadly from visible to mid-infrared wavelength range. The research includes design, nanofabrication, and characterization of on-chip broad spectral band light sources, based on SiC on insulator platform. We offer processing development on smart-cutting method to form SiC on insulator structures, and SiC waveguide fabrication optimization are being undertaken to achieve low-loss SiC waveguides. In the application you should clearly state your interest and motivation.

Candidates should have a MSc degree in engineering/Physics or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the MSc degree in engineering/Physics.

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 at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Prof. Paul Michael Petersen. 

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.

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Further information
For further information, please contact Prof. Paul Michael Petersen,

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Please submit your online application no later than 1 June 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 vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their MSc 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.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 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.