PhD scholarships in Physics, Quantum Photonics – DTU Fotonik, Denmark

    PhD scholarships in Physics, Quantum Photonics - DTU Fotonik, Denmark

    PhD scholarship on Multi-Qubit Quantum Photonic Devices at DTU Fotonik, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    Apr 27, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPhD Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Physics
    – Electrical Engineering
    – Photonics
    ScholarshipAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDTU Fotonik
    Lyngby Campus
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateNot Specified


    A two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in physics or electrical engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.


    You will find working solutions to major research challenges in an ambitious field of quantum technologies. In particular, you will be:

    • Building advanced optical setups for cutting-edge experiments in quantum photonic technologies,
    • Realizing first multi-qubit photonic devices for quantum information networks,
    • Exploring new routes that bring Quantum Internet a step closer.

    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 a single PDF file containing all materials in English to be given consideration. This single PDF 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

    Our research aims at exploring quantum information science at the nanoscale and developing novel quantum photonic devices. Such quantum devices are central for quantum information networks, quantum computation, and quantum cryptography systems, and lie at the basis of a forthcoming Quantum Internet. We focus on quantum control and manipulation of novel nanostructures at the single-photon and single-electron level, using nanowires, quantum dots, and hybrid semiconductor-atomic systems.

    This PhD project is focused on experimental investigation and realization of advanced quantum photonic devices, based on crystal-phase structures in nanowires. This is a recently developed technology uniquely allowing for the fabrication of quantum devices with an ultimate precision of a single atomic layer. We are at the very forefront of international research in this area and the topic is new, creating ample opportunities for the PhD student to significantly push the state-of-the-art and define new standards in the field.

    Our group works in a new state-of-the-art quantum nanophotonics lab and in the national center for nano- and micro-fabrication. We work in tight collaboration with a team of quantum nanophotonics theorists and a team of nanofabrication experts. We have established an effective in-house collaboration that covers all aspects of our research: theory and modeling, sample growth and fabrication, experiments and demonstrations. We have created a dynamic research environment of young and senior scientists aimed at excellent science. We are part of Quantum DTU — the Center for Quantum Technologies at DTU.


    • The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Nika Akopian.
    • 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.


    Associate Professor
    Nika Akopian

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    PhD scholarship on Multi-Qubit Quantum Photonic Devices

    Post expires at 8:59am on Wednesday April 28th, 2021 (GMT+9)