The Photonic Device Dynamics Group in Cork Institute of Technology which consists of 25 research staff and PhD students is seeking to recruit an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) to pursue a PhD degree in the area of fundamental photonic physics.
The Photonic Device Dynamics group is based in the Tyndall National Institute and the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis (CAPPA) in CIT. In the last 5 years, the group has amassed over 50 journal publications, been awarded over €8 million in funding from both national and EU sources, has collaborated with 11 of the top 100 universities, and worked with over 30 companies. Group facilities include 4 state-of-the-art labs, some of which are based in the Tyndall National Institute through the CIT@Tyndall collaboration. The research aims of the group are to advance the understanding of the dynamics of novel semiconductor materials and devices from both applied and fundamental viewpoints. Major research strands include non-linear dynamics of coupled lasers and ultrafast laser physics. Further information on the research themes and industry work carried out by the group can be found at http://www.physics.cit.ie/photonics and http://www.cappa.ie.
The successful applicant will undertake their research work under the supervision of the group leader Dr. Guillaume Huyet and will be expected to work with several prominent international collaborators. Successful applicant need to be highly self-motivated as he/she will be expected to generate high quality publications and present at prestigious international conferences.
Successful applicants will be required to satisfy the following eligibility criteria:
1. Must be within the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research career; 2. Hold a first or second class honours (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in physics or a related discipline.