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Open positions for Postdoctoral Researcher in Reconfigurable,
The Department of Radio Science and Engineering, Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Theoretical and Applied Electromagnetics of Complex Media research group led by Prof. Sergei Tretyakov.
Research work of the doctoral candidate will focus in particular on merging elecromagnetic metasurfaces with nanonetworks, creating reconfigurable metasurfaces whose properties can be changed via a software interface. This control is achieved by a network of miniaturized controllers (based on graphene or switch fabric), incorporated into the structure of the metasurface. The main effort of our team will be focused on analytical and numerical modelling of electromagnetic response of future experimental demonstrators. The doctoral thesis project will be made in the frame of a research project funded by the European Union.
Open positions for PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and Visiting researchers
Prof. Francesco Monticone is currently seeking brilliant and highly motivated students and postdocs to join his research group at Cornell University in 2017. If you believe to be an exceptional candidate with interests in electromagnetism, metamaterials, nanophotonics, plasmonics, and/or acoustics/mechanics please feel free to contact him, or pass along the information to potential candidates.
Updated info are available here: http://monticone.ece.cornell.edu/openings/
2 Open positions for PhD students
We currently seek for two PhD student for working in the following topics:
1. Metamaterial characterisation for microwave circuits
2. Circuit modelling for design of metamaterial based microwave circuits
Applications are invited for a Loughborough University funded PhD studentship preferably starting in October 2016 and based within the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering (Wireless Communications Group).
You will join SYMETA’s team on EPSRC’s £4million Grand Challenge project investigating the use, design and additive manufacture (AM) of metamaterials for high frequency electronics. This is an exciting opportunity to join research involving world-leading academics led by Loughborough University in collaboration with Exeter, Oxford, Queen Mary and Sheffield Universities. The consortium covers Materials, Materials Processing, Manufacturing, Physics and Electronics augmented by strong industrial involvement.
The preferred start date is October 2016 but there may be some flexibility for the right candidate. The stipend is for three years at £14,296 p/a plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. This award is restricted to applicants eligible to pay UK/EU fees only.
Students will hold, or expect to gain, either a 1st or high 2:1 in a relevant discipline, or a relevant Master’s degree marked greater than 68%. The following will be advantageous: a high level of numeracy and the ability to apply mathematical or statistical skills in a multi-disciplinary context; and experience of circuit modelling and/or simulation techniques. Candidates must be open-minded to collaborative work and innovation.
Open positions for a PhD student
In the context of a Marie Curie Industrial Doctoral program funded by the European Union, we currently seek for a PhD student. The work is embedded into our activities in the field of transformation optics, metamaterials, plasmonics, and optical nanoantennas. More information on our group can be found here: http://www.tfp.kit.edu/rockstuhl.php.
Contents: The candidate we are looking for shall work on the implementation of numerical routines that allow for the shape optimization of micro- and nanooptical components and devices. The routines, combined with a FEM solver for Maxwell’s equation, shall be applied to various problems in the broader field of transformation optics and optical nanoantennas. The candidate will work partially with an industrial partner (JCMwave) and partially at the KIT.
Requirements: The candidate we are looking for should have an excellent background in theoretical physics and a strong interest in electrodynamics and optics; ideally proven in a master thesis on related subjects. A strong exposure to mathematics is a clear advantage.
The work also has a strong numerical component. This requires the candidate to have interest in simulations, modeling, and the implementation of algorithms. The candidate shall have a good knowledge in a programming language such as C++.
This work is done in the context of a larger project where multiple theoretical and numerical partners from different institutions and companies in Europe are involved. Therefore, the candidate must have excellent communication skills and should be able to work in a collaborative manner with fellow students.
If you are interested in working on such topic, please send your application including a CV, a transcript of records, and ideally your thesis work to:
Open positions for 2015 Post-doc researcher
Tampere University of Technology (TUT) in Finland expects to fill 1-2 postdoctoral positions in early 2016 in the general fields of nonlinear nanophotonics and metamaterials. The number of positions depends on the final budgetary discussions within TUT.
We are interested in candidates with experience on advanced electromagnetic modelling of nanostructured materials and/or in experimental characterization of such materials. In both cases, the candidates are expected to advance their research relatively independently, while also supervising Ph.D. and M.Sc. students. The positions will be placed in the Nonlinear Optics Group at the Department of Physics, headed by Prof. Martti Kauranen. Only candidates who have received their Ph.D. in the past few years are eligible.
One of the positions would be funded through a two-year TUT Postdoctoral Fellowship. TUT is planning to fill several such positions, where candidates in all fields represented at TUT are eligible. It is therefore essential to work on a competitive proposal jointly between the candidate and Prof. Kauranen. These positions can only be offered to candidates from outside of Finland. The other position would be funded by the Nonlinear Optics Group itself. The final decisions regarding this position will be made in the next few weeks. The candidates interested in these opportunities are asked to contact Prof. Kauranen for more information and for preliminary screening regarding eligibility.
Laboratory webpage: www.tut.fi/optics
German Aerospace Center
Job Opening positions
The Microwave and Radar Institute of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen (near Munich) seeks candidates for a job opening “Design of Metamaterials for Reduction of Radar Signatures”.
Candidates at the PhD or Master of Science level are sought to be engaged in the following activities:
The position is limited to three years with a possibility of extension. EU-citizenship and some knowledge of German are of advantage.
The complete announcement (in German) can be found at http://www.dlr.de/dlr/jobs/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10596/1003_read-14263/
Applications (accompanying letter, CV, copies of Diploma and Certificates) are to be submitted either online ("Jetzt online bewerben" at the web page) or by mailing application documents to the address indicated under "Per Post bewerben".
Open position for PhD student
Every year we are currently looking for outstanding and highly motivated PhD students. A very strong background in fundamentals of electromagnetism is required. (I care more you know extremely well the fundamentals than some specific applications, that you will develop here.) High GPA is a requirement.
If you feel you are a strong candidate with the necessary requirements please apply. For sure I will process all the applications I will see in the UCI data base of applicants right after the deadline and if you have a strong gpa I will NOT miss your application. I always try to respond to emails I receive (and you are welcome to send reminders) but sometimes I receive too many of them and your email get lost in the pipeline.
Open position for 2015 Postdoctoral researcher
We are looking for two professionals, a theoretician to work mainly with me and an experimentalist to work mainly with the other professors. Anyway, you will work in a team made by the PIs, two postdoctoral fellows and PhD students.
For the theoretical position a strong background in electromagnetics, nano optics, plasmonics is required and knowledge in microscopy, light-molecule interaction, quantum dots, chirality is a plus.