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PhD position on Advanced optical spectroscopy of quantum nanomaterials

100%, Zurich, fixed-term
A PhD position is available in the Functional Inorganic Material group (KovalenkoLab).

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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.

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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

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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 ( and Prof. Maksym Kovalenko (

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