Chiral Nano-optics

   School of Chemistry

   Applications accepted all year round  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

We are looking for a highly motivated, passionate and competitive candidate for a fully-funded PhD position in chiral nano-optics.

This scholarship is available for the project on chiral nano-optics in the molecular photophysics research group of A/Prof Girish Lakhwani in the School of Chemistry at The University of Sydney, Australia. The aim of the project is to harness molecular chirality and spin for next generation light emitting devices and spin filters. The project will involve spectroscopic characterisation of advanced semiconductor materials and their performance in devices such as optical switches and sensors.

The PhD student will join a multidisciplinary research team, with strong interactions with other research groups and institutions (the Parties) working under the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (the Centre). The overall mission of the Centre is to examine and manipulate the way light energy is absorbed, transported and transformed in advanced molecular materials.

Selection criteria:

Applications are invited from outstanding and enthusiastic graduates with a strong background in physical chemistry or chemical physics:

  • hold an Honours degree (First Class) or a Master's degree in a related field with a substantial research component, or equivalent
  • have a strong background in physical chemistry or chemical physics
  • demonstrate proficiency in mathematics and material science
  • Analytical thinking, data analysis and critical problem-solving skills
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently
  • Applicants with publications will be highly regarded
  • Fluency in written and oral English

The position is open to domestic and international students.

How to apply:

Interested applicants are encouraged to first contact A/Prof Girish Lakhwani ().

Please include the following information in your enquiry (as a single PDF file)

  • A cover letter (that includes a brief statement of your suitability and motivation to apply)
  • Your CV, including details of two referees
  • Academic transcripts, and
  • Evidence of English language proficiency (if appropriate)

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