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PhD Position in Nanophotonics

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Thursday, August 29, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST) emerged from the University of Shanghai founded in 1906 and the German Medical and Engineering School set up in 1907. Carrying on its motto of “Integrity, Righteousness, Diligence, Love, Pondering, Learning, Aspiration, Ambition”, USST aims to cultivate students with knowledge, ambitions, as well as socialist core values. Adhering to the strategy of “developing in partnership with outstanding faculty”, the university now has 1664 full-time teachers, of which 969 are PhDs and 688 are professors or associate professors of different fields.

To build a high-level local university, USST is building a top international research of Future Optics in School of Optical-Electrical and Computer Engineering (OECE), led by Prof. Songlin Zhuang, a famous optical expert, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and President of China Instrument and Control Society. Closely following the mainstream directions of scientific research, the Future Optics discipline has been engaged in research of innovative optoelectronic technologies, including terahertz science and technology, ultra-precision optical manufacturing, nanophotonics, ultrafast nonlinear optics and medical optics.
The PhD position will be supervised by Prof. Min Gu. Prof. Min Gu, a foreign academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, is recognized as one of the international authorities and pioneers of the three-dimensional optical imaging theory, and has published more than 500 papers (including Nature, Science and Nature Photonics). Min’s group aspires to be a world-class research institution and intellectual destination dedicated to investigations of optical-driven systems, which are inspired by the ideas from nanophotonics for a smarter, greener and safer future.

The open PhD position will involve working with a multi-disciplinary team of physicists, material scientists and industry partners. The expertise includes optical chips and all-optical deep learning. The stipend will be competitive at an international level (above $20K USD/yr, 3 years). We provide a stimulating and highly collaborative research environment that is embedded in a network of local, national and international collaborations.

Qualifications:
 Master’s degree in physics or similar fields
 Experience using laser systems
 Having a strong background in one of the following disciplines: optical chips, all-optical deep learning and intelligence materials
 Having an excellent academic track record
 Ability to collaborate effectively with a diverse multidisciplinary and multicultural team
 Excellent skills in spoken and written English (IELTS 6+, TOEFL 80+ or MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION in English)

To apply:
Please submit an e-mail application that includes a cover letter, a CV with a full list of publications, transcripts of degrees and 2 references to Prof. Min Gu at . If you have questions about the positions or the application process, please contact Dr. Xi Chen at .
Application deadline: August 29,2019

Funding Notes

The stipend will be competitive at an international level (above $20K USD/yr, 3 years). We provide a stimulating and highly collaborative research environment that is embedded in a network of local, national and international collaborations.

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