PhD scholarship in Experimental Nanoscale Optics

    PhD scholarship in Experimental Nanoscale Optics

    PhD scholarship in Experimental Nanoscale Optics, in the Applied Nano-Optics research group at DTU Physics, Technical University of Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

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


    PositionPhD Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Optics and photonics
    – Electron microscopy
    – Cleanroom fabrication
    ScholarshipAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDTU Physics
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateNot specified


    You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in physics, photonics, materials science or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.


    Besides these skills, preference will be given to applicants with experience within the following areas:

    • Optics and photonics.
    • Electron microscopy
    • Cleanroom fabrication


    The goal of the PhD project is to exploit new material platforms for ultrasensitive detection of chiral molecular structure in the ultraviolet spectral range. To achieve this, you will prepare and measure new optical nanomaterials using state-of-the-art equipment available at DTU. In particular, you will have access to and become an expert in advanced measurements using electron energy-loss spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy. You will also have access to state-of-the-art cleanroom facilities for sample fabrication.

    The PhD project is part of an alliance project between the Applied Nano-Optics group at DTU and the research group of Assistant Professor Albert G. Curto at TU/e. TU/e provides expertise in simulations and optical measurements of nanomaterials for chiral detection to complement the electron microscopy measurements at DTU. As part of the PhD, you will visit the research group at TU/e for an extended period of time (up to half a year).

    You should be a highly motivated student with academic excellence and/or demonstrated scientific achievements. You should be interested in doing cutting-edge research and prefer experimental work. You will be in close collaboration with the research group at TU/e, so you should have excellent communication skills and be able to navigate in a multi-university project.

    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

    • 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

    The Applied Nano-Optics research group is part of the NANOMADE section at DTU Physics. The NANOMADE section combines expertise in the synthesis and handling of nanomaterials, the fabrication of nanoscale devices, and theorists employing a wide palette of analytical and numerical techniques to provide better understanding of and control over the fundamental properties of matter – and in this way produce higher performance, lower power technological solutions for the emerging challenges of society.


    • 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
    • If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark


    Assistant Professor Søren Raza

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    PhD scholarship in Experimental Nanoscale Optics

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