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Spatial modulators and metasurfaces based on 2D and van der Waals materials


   Department for Nanophotonic Devices

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About the Project

PhD@IIT

IIT scholarship for PhD position available at the Università degli studi di Genova

A stepping-stone in your research career.

Istituto italiano di tecnologia - IIT - gives graduate students the opportunity to earn a doctoral degree by making good use of its state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities. All our supervisors have an international standing, interdisciplinarity is the rule and the environment is international; in short, if you want a challenging, but rewarding start for a career in research, we are here for you. 

IIT is not a degree-awarding body though.  

PhD students are registered at Università degli studi di Genova with which IIT has agreement and which awards the degree, and IIT provides the research environment and finances the bursaries that the University will eventually award to the students, after a public selection process. 

Research thematic description:

Funding for this position is provided by the European Research Council trough the 2020 Starting Grant “SubNanoOptoDevices’’

This research activity will be focused on creating new nanophotonic devices based on 2D materials including (but not limited to) graphene, boron nitride and transition metal dichalcogenides. The goal is to exploit the gate-tuneable optical properties of these materials to fabricate devices which can modulate light and change dynamically the properties of a propagating beam, such as the polarization, the beam shape and the beam angle (beam scanning). This can be achieved integrating 2D materials in metasurfaces, which are nanophotonic devices formed by an ordered array of nanostructures. The candidate will be working on the design, fabrication (using the state-of-the-art cleanroom facility at Italian Institute of Technology) and electrical/optical characterization of these devices in our optical lab. In addition to significantly advancing the state of the art of nanophotonics, this project will offer to the candidate an excellent opportunity to learn advanced cleanroom nanofabrication skills and materials characterization techniques and acquire cutting-edge knowledge in multiple technical disciplines. She/he is expected to work independently but in strong collaborations with other researchers.”.

Requirements:

The successful candidate should have a degree in materials science, engineering or physics, with a strong interest in cleanroom micro-nano fabrication, nanomaterials, optics and optoelectronics. Work experience within a micro/nano-fabrication facility will be positively considered. A working knowledge of Matlab or Python programming and/or experience with electromagnetic simulations is desirable.

To  apply click here  https://unige.it/en/usg/en/phd-programmes and choose PhD Course in Science and Technology of Chemistry and Materials, curriculum "Nanochemistry" (Code 9308) from the list of PhD programmes https://unige.it/sites/contenuti.unige.it/files/documents/ALLEGATO_A_XXXVIII%20-%20EN.pdf – see page 99  Curriculum: NANOCHEMISTRY (CODE 9308) for the Course: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS

For further details, please contact:

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