Fully Funded PhD Studentship in Nano-Photonics for 2D Materials

   Institut national de la recherche scientifique - Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications

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

About the Project

Prof. Razzari’s research group at INRS-EMT invites applications for a fully funded 4-year PhD studentship on the development of novel nanophotonic devices. In the framework of the present project, we intend to investigate the integration of specifically-designed nanophotonic components with 2D materials, in view of an improved optical/electrical performance.

The successful candidate will design the devices via numerical simulations and will characterize their response by means of advanced optical techniques.


Dr. Luca Razzari (http://www.razzarilab.org) has established a vigorous research program in nanophotonics and is particularly interested in investigating its ultrafast (down to few femtoseconds) and ultra-broadband (from UV to THz) features. Nanophotonics allows bringing light down to the nanoscale and carries great promises for an effective miniaturization of photonic technologies and for the on-chip integration of optical functions with state-of-the-art electronic circuits.


Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) is a research-intensive university offering graduate-level training. One of Canada’s leading research universities in terms of research funding per professor, INRS brings together some 150 professors and close to 700 students and post-doctoral fellows in its 4 Centers in Montreal, Quebec City, Laval, and Varennes. Conducting fundamental research essential to the advancement of science at the national and international level, the INRS research teams also play a critical role in developing concrete solutions to problems facing our society.


INRS-EMT (the INRS Center for Energy, Materials, and Telecommunications) is located in Varennes (Quebec), close to the city of Montreal (approximately 30-40 minutes away from central Montreal by car or public transportation). Many of the faculty members and students everyday commute to INRS-EMT from downtown Montreal. Montreal is the most vibrant and cosmopolitan city in Canada and hosts 9 universities and some 180,000 students from all over the world in its metropolitan area (ranking second in North America for the number of university students per capita). Under a special agreement among these universities, graduate students are permitted to take courses in any university in the city.


We are looking for highly motivated, creative students with a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (physics, physical engineering, electrical engineering or equivalent). They should have willingness to work in a team and undertake independent learning. A good knowledge of written and spoken English is a prerequisite. Previous experience in ultrafast laser systems, advanced optical setup development and/or numerical modeling of electromagnetic processes will be an asset.

Applications have to be submitted by email to [Email Address Removed] and must include (i) a one page description of the candidate’s research interests and reasons for pursuing a PhD on the proposed topic; (ii) a full CV, containing any relevant experience; (iii) official transcripts of the candidate’s university grades; (iv) name, telephone and email contact of at least one academic referee.

Selected candidates only will be contacted by email to arrange an interview.


[1] X. Jin et al., Reshaping the Phonon Energy Landscape of Nanocrystals Inside a Terahertz Plasmonic Nanocavity, Nature Communications 9: 763, 2018.
[2] V. Aglieri et al., Improving Nanoscale Terahertz Field Localization by means of Sharply-Tapered Resonant Nanoantennas, Nanophotonics DOI: 10.1515/nanoph-2019-0459, 2019.

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