DTU Fotonik offers PhD Scholarship in Quantum Communications

    DTU Fotonik offers PhD Scholarship in Quantum Communications

    PhD scholarship for Graduates in Quantum Information Processing and Coding for Quantum Communications is available at DTU Fotonik, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark.

    Deadline to Apply

    May 26, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPhD Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Quantum Communication
    – 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. Good communication skills in written and spoken English are a must.


    Your overall focus will be to develop and demonstrate novel coding techniques for quantum information processing and quantum communication. You will simulate the coding techniques developed and design and participate in lab-experiments demonstrating the novel techniques. You will work together with quantum scientists, integrating the novel coding techniques devised in real-time implementations in joint lab-experiments with the quantum communication activities in SPOC

    How to Apply?

    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.

    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

    This PhD project focusses on novel coding techniques for quantum information processing and multiparty quantum communications. The science of quantum information is one of the most established in the quantum area, where practical applications as information security are already within reach. This program aims to introduce novel protocols for quantum information processing and high-dimensional multi-party quantum communications with the potential to immediately impact the development of new quantum technologies beyond the state of the art.

    The project encompasses quantum communication protocols incl. Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), multiparty quantum communications and entangled based quantum protocols.

    The quantum activities will be joint with the Quantum activities in SPOC CoE. New protocols will be designed and optimized for quantum communication set-ups based on information-theoretical results and analysis. For example, high-dimensional (hi-D) quantum key distribution (QKD) will be studied using novel protocols and coding for transmission and exchange of secure keys across optical fibres.


    • 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.


    The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Søren Forchhammer, Assistant Professor Davide Bacco, and the SPOC centre leader Professor Leif Katsuo Oxenløwe.


    Prof. Søren Forchhammer

    Assist. Prof. Davide Bacco

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    PhD scholarship in Quantum Information Processing and Coding for Quantum Communications

    Post expires at 8:59am on Thursday May 27th, 2021 (GMT+9)