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Superlattices and quantum confinement in 2D materials via substrate effects

   Department for Nanophotonic Devices

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About the Project


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 theme description:

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 control the band structure and excitons of these materials using substrate effects (also known as meta-gate). This will be achieved using a new nanofabrication technique to create a patterned substrate with features of less than five nanometers and then transferring 2D materials on top of this substrate. The candidate will be working on the theory and optionally on the fabrication of these new devices in the cleanroom facilities at the Italian Institute of Technology and on their characterization with multiple techniques including optical and electrical measurements, electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy. The research activity will be interdisciplinary and include the numerical modelling of the observed phenomena. 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 solid-state physics, 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.


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

To apply click here  https://unige.it/en/usg/en/phd-programmes and choose PhD Course in Physics and Nanosciences,

from the list of PhD programmes https://unige.it/sites/contenuti.unige.it/files/documents/ALLEGATO_A_XXXVIII%20-%20EN.pdf

see page 48 Curriculum: curriculum "Bio-Nanoscience" (code 9266)

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