DTU Fotonik offers PhD Position in Nano Photonics, Quantum Photonics, Quantum 2D Heterostructures

    DTU Fotonik offers PhD Position in Nano Photonics, Quantum Photonics, Quantum 2D Heterostructures

    PhD scholarship for Graduates in Nano Photonics – Interlayer Exciton in Quantum 2D Heterostructures is available at the DTU Fotonik, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    May 30, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPhD Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Material Science
    – Nanoscience
    – Photonics
    Scholarship“According to standard norms”
    WorkplaceDTU Fotonik
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateNot Specified


    Two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. A strong background within the topics of the PhD project is preferred, e.g., experience in optical characterization and 2D materials, and / or nanofabrication.


    The assessment of the applicants will be made by Assoc. Prof. Sanshui Xiao (DTU), Assoc. Prof. Martijn Wubs (DTU), and Prof. Zhipei Sun from Aalto University. 


    You will investigate the following topics:

    • Fabrication of high-quality 2D materials and heterostructures by exfoliation and stacking techniques.
    • Design and fabrication of photonic nanostructures at DTU Nanolab
    • Optical characterizations of 2D heterostructures integrated with photonic nanostructures.
    • Exploration of light-matter interactions in 2D-photonic integrated systems

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file.

    Documents Required

    Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. 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)

    About the project/department

    Two-dimensional (2D) materials including graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), and hexagonal boron nitride can form heterostructures by weak Van der Waals forces, giving enormous opportunities for engineering their optoelectronic properties. Interlayer excitons, which are electron-hole pairs bound by Coulomb interactions but residing in distinct 2D sheets, have been studied in TMD heterostructures, showing unique properties with respect to long lifetime and electrical tunability. In this project, we will perform a fundamental study of quantum exciton resonances in 2D TMD heterostructures, keeping in mind their possible use for the development of novel optoelectronic devices. Specifically, the project is to develop a novel class of light source relying on 2D heterostructures integrated with a silicon photonic chip, which is CMOS-compatible, and suitable for chip-level integration. 


    • If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.
    • All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. 


    Assoc. Prof. Sanshui Xiao
    E-mail: saxi@fotonik.dtu.dk
    Assoc. Prof. Martijn Wubs
    E-mail: mwubs@fotonik.dtu.dk

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