This PhD project aims at a rigorous understanding of light confinement based on the electromagnetic field theory; also, it will pursue microwave experiments exhibiting phenomena that also exist but are more challenging to observe in optics.
|Scholarship Sponsor||Technical University of Denmark|
|Scholarships level||PhD scholarship|
|Fellowship Period||Three years|
|Study area||Electrical Engineering|
|Opening date||February 25, 2021|
|Closing date||March 28, 2021|
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Department of Photonics are cooperating within the Center for Nanophotonics (NanoPhoton) for research on the light at the nanoscale; in particular, the extreme confinement of light in dielectric structures. From DTU, Elektro participates in the Electromagnetic Systems group with expertise in electromagnetic field theory, computational techniques, and microwave antenna and components technology. From DTU, Fotonik participates in the Quantum and Laser Photonics group with expertise in light physics, nanophotonics, and solid-state laser technology.
It will include the study of canonical solutions and wave phenomena with strong light confinement, the analysis of fundamental radiation and scattering problems exhibiting extreme dielectric confinement, the research of proper measures for quantifying field/light confinement, and the design, implementation and execution of experiments in the microwave frequency range. For a full project description, please see the Nanophoton homepage https://nanophoton.dtu.dk.
The PhD student will be assigned a primary supervisor from the Electromagnetic Systems group and a co-supervisor from the Quantum and Laser Photonics group.
The deadline for applications is March 28, 2021
Approval and Enrolment
The PhD degree scholarship is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the available planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.
A NanoPhoton committee will assess the applicants; Senior Researcher Philip Trøst Kristensen, Professor Jesper Mørk and Professor Olav Breinbjerg.
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.
Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is three years.
Further information may be obtained from Professor Olav Breinbjerg, email: [email protected], phone: +45 2082 2908
The PhD student must undertake the research project under supervision and fulfil the education, dissemination, and teaching requirements for PhD projects at DTU. The PhD student will work closely with other researchers and coordinate her/his work according to the mission of NanoPhoton. The research will include theoretical, computational as well as experimental results, and the PhD student must exercise high scientific standards in each type of work. The two main objectives are
- A rigorous field theoretical understanding of extreme light confinement
- Experimental demonstration of extreme microwave field confinement
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. The degree must be in a field relevant to the PhD project. The candidate must possess strong skills in the mathematics of electromagnetic field theory, good skills in programming, and good skills in experimental work. Excellent English writing and speaking skills are mandatory.
The PhD project should start soon after that. Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:
- A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
- Curriculum vitae
- Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
- Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
You may apply before obtaining your master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.