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.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE
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.
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