PhD in Engineering - Novel hybrid photonic integrated circuits and devices for next-generation on-chip communication and quantum computation
Applications are invited for a full PhD studentship (UK/EU/International) in quantum optoelectronics, supervised by Dr. Kaveh Delfanazari, at the University of Glasgow, UK. The aim of this PhD studentship is to design/modeling/ fabrication/characterization of microwave/mm-wave/THz/optical range novel micro/nano-junctions and integrated circuits on quantum material platforms- such as layered superconductors, two-dimensional electron gases in semiconducting heterostructures, semiconducting nanowires, graphene, photonic topological insulators, etc. Research in this project aims to explore fundamental physics and develop novel applications of light in micro/nanostructures for future secure communication systems and quantum computation.
As a student, you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities both in the electronics and nanoscale engineering division and at the James watt nanofabrication center, University of Glasgow, UK.
The project is in collaboration with industry, and the student may have a chance to visit and collaborate with the world-leading universities and communication companies. The student will gain expertise in modeling and fabrication of quantum devices and nanocircuits, device characterization, and measurement at room temperature down to sub-Kelvin temperatures using advanced microwave-optical equipment and cryogenic optoelectronics facilities.
Interested candidates are recommended to contact Dr. Kaveh Delfanazari, at ([Email Address Removed]), for an informal discussion before they submit their full application online. They shall include a copy of their CV, three reference letters and their references email address, and a two-page research proposal, all in pdf format.
Eligibility: 2.1 degree in Science and/or engineering
Funding is available to cover tuition fees for UK/EU/International applicants for 3.5 years, as well as paying a stipend at the Research Council rate (estimated £15,245 for Session 2020-21).