PhD position on Advanced optical spectroscopy of quantum nanomaterials
100%, Zurich, temporary
A PhD position is available in the Functional Inorganic Material group (KovalenkoLab).
The research activities involve the synthesis of new perovskite-based
nanomaterials, their assembly into superlattices, the in-depth
characterization of their optoelectronic properties and the development
of a new generation of nanomaterials-based nanophotonic devices that
operate down to the single-photon level.
State-of-the-art optical characterization methods including
micro-photoluminescence experiments will be carried out to characterize
single quantum dot optical properties and the statistics of the emitted
photons. Quantum optoelectronic devices will be fabricated to test the
availability of these novel nanomaterials to serve as efficient sources
of non-classical light.
Candidates should have recently obtained a master degree in chemistry,
physics or engineering with outstanding grades. Candidates should have a
strong experimental background in spectroscopy, semiconductor quantum
dots and have knowledge of quantum properties of light. A strong
background in data analysis (via Matlab, Python, etc.) and/or high
programming skills will be beneficial.
ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in
science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education,
cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge
into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our
university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an
environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe,
yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to
develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.
Applications including a motivation letter, a CV, 2-3 recommendation
letters (preferably sent by the referees), transcripts and any other
relevant documents should be sent to: Dr. Gabriele Rainò (email@example.com) and Prof. Maksym Kovalenko (firstname.lastname@example.org).