PhD Student in Physics: Basic Studies of Optoelectronic Devices for Information Processing

Lund University

Sweden

 

Lund University was founded in 1666 and ranks repeatedly as one of the world's top 100 universities. There are 40,000 students and 7,600 employees in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our quest to understand, explain and improve our world and people's conditions.

At the Faculty of Science, research and education is conducted within biology, astronomy, physics, geosciences, chemistry, mathematics and environmental science. The business is run at nine institutions gathered within the northern university area. The faculty has approximately 1,500 students, 330 graduate students and 700 employees. 

The Department of Physics is one of Lund University's largest institutions with approximately 350 employees. At the department there are seven research departments and a number of major centers. The research at the department covers a wide range of modern physics. 
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The Department of Synchrotron Light Physics ( www.sljus.lu.se ) has in recent years been the fastest growing part of the physical department, with currently more than 40 employees. The focus of the research is on experimental studies of electronic, structural and chemical properties of materials, especially on surfaces and interfaces or free molecules and clusters. At the department, we use and develop a wide range of synchrotron-based techniques, such as X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy / imaging and X-ray diffraction / imaging. Much of this work is done at the national MAX IV laboratory ( www.maxiv.lu.se/) in Lund, which provides the world-leading synchrotron light source MAX IV with research instruments for researchers from Sweden and the rest of the world. We also have Sweden's largest plant for fungal microscopy.

NanoLund ( www.nano.lu.se ) is the Center for Nanoscience at Lund University. Today, NanoLund constitutes the largest environment for nanoscience in Sweden with about 270 doctoral students and researchers from three faculties (Lund University of Technology and the natural and medical faculties). The center runs Lund Nano Lab, which is a high-quality clean room for the synthesis, processing and characterization of semiconductor anode structures.


Duties

The project includes design, modeling, realization and characterization of basic components and concepts for information processing using light and nanostructures. The project will have two main directions: By using models of the insect brain as a basis, components based on III-V nanowire technology will be used to replicate functionality such as. navigation. Femtosecond light pulses will be used to control electrons in nanostructured semiconductor devices that enable information processing at extremely high speeds and with low power consumption. The project will include both theoretical and experimental work. Theoretical modeling is done as a first step in designing nano-optical elements that have relevant light absorption, emission, amplification and scattering properties. Modeling is expected to be crucial during both design and analysis phases of the project. Nanostructures and manufacturing methods used for superior solar cells and LEDs will then be used as the basis for the experimental work. Furthermore, electrical measurements in combination with advanced laser light sources will be used to explore the function of the nanocomponents as well as the basic physics involved. The project may also have a material characterization aspect. The work will be done in collaboration with experts in photonics and electronics and synthesis on nanoscale, advanced lasers and characterization. Furthermore, electrical measurements in combination with advanced laser light sources will be used to explore the function of the nanocomponents as well as the basic physics involved. The project may also have a material characterization aspect. The work will be done in collaboration with experts in photonics and electronics and synthesis on nanoscale, advanced lasers and characterization. Furthermore, electrical measurements in combination with advanced laser light sources will be used to explore the function of the nanocomponents as well as the basic physics involved. The project may also have a material characterization aspect. The work will be done in collaboration with experts in photonics and electronics and synthesis on nanoscale, advanced lasers and characterization.

The doctoral student will work within NanoLund ( www.nano.lu.se ), a world-leading research center that involves more than 270 researchers from different disciplines in nanoscience and nanotechnology. It will also involve researchers and instruments from Lund Laser Center ( www.llc.lu.se ). 

The work will be carried out in collaboration with several other researchers at the department. The main task is to devote to their own postgraduate education, which includes participation in research projects and successful participation in postgraduate courses. Participation in graduate schools, eg If nanoscience or advanced microscopy is possible.


Competence

Basic eligibility for postgraduate education has it as:

  1. graduated at advanced level,
  2. or completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, with content that is relevant for postgraduate education (eg Master of Science / MSc in physics, technical physics, nanotechnology or the like),
  3. or, in some other way, within or outside the country, acquired substantially equivalent knowledge.

The requirements for special eligibility for the postgraduate subject matter physics meet the one who has:

  1. at least 30 higher education credits with relevance to the subject area, of which at least 15 higher education credits at advanced level and a specialization of at least 15 higher education credits at advanced level with relevance to the subject area,
  2. or Master of Science in Engineering Physics, Nanotechnology or related subject area,
  3. or master's degree in physics or related subject area.

Finally, the student is required to have the ability needed to take advantage of the education.

Other requirements:

Good knowledge of English, in speech and writing, is a requirement.


Basis of Assessment

Selection for postgraduate education takes place according to the assessed ability to assimilate the same. The assessment of the ability is mainly based on the study results at the basic and advanced levels. In particular, the following are taken into account:

  1. Knowledge and skills relevant to the thesis work and the educational topic, see Tasks. These can be displayed through attached documents and an eventual interview.
  2. Assessed ability for independent work and ability to formulate and attack scientific problems. The assessment can take place, for example, on the basis of the degree project and a discussion about this in the event of an interview.
  3. Ability to write and oral communication.
  4. Other experiences relevant to the education at doctoral level, eg professional experience.

Other assessment grounds / qualifications are experience / knowledge about:

  1. Modeling of semiconductor heterostructure units for light interaction.
  2. Development and / or use of electrical measurement of optoelectronic components in combination with advanced light sources such as femtosecond lasers.
  3. Manufacture of electronic components on the nanoscale.
  4. Other characterization techniques or ultra-fast laser technology relevant to the project

Consideration will also be given to good co-operation, forward-thinking and independence, as well as creativity and curiosity.


Terms

A doctoral student service is an employment with the main task of devoting himself to his / her own doctoral education according to the study plan. The PhD program has a duration of 4 years for full-time studies. In addition, the holder may be required to fulfill service relating to education, research and technical / administrative work corresponding to a maximum of 20% of full-time. The doctoral student service is then extended to a corresponding degree, but at the most to correspond to 5 years of full-time employment. The doctoral student service is surrounded by special regulations that can be found in the Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 1993: 100, chapter 5, with amendments). As the holder, only one who is admitted to postgraduate education may be appointed.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Apply online! The application must contain a letter in which the applicant card describes itself and its research interests. The application must also contain a CV, a copy of the thesis or equivalent or a summary in case the work is not completed, a list of at least two references with contact information, copies of grades and other documents that the applicant wishes to rely on.


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