Engineering, Physics PhD Programs with Scholarship – Lightwave Electronics in Graphene Devices

    Engineering, Physics PhD Programs with Scholarship - Lightwave Electronics in Graphene Devices

    PhD scholarship within Lightwave Electronics in Graphene Devices is available in DTU Physics, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark. (Engineering, Physics PhD Programs)

    Deadline to Apply

    July 01, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPhD Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Physics
    – Engineering
    Scholarship“According to standard norms”
    WorkplaceDTU Physics
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateSept 01, 2021.


    • A two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in physics, engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. We will favor applicants with a solid theoretical and experimental background within solid-state physics. 
      Other relevant qualifications include
    • Experience and insight in transport measurements in low-dimensional systems, van der Waals heterostructures and 2D devices, cleanroom device fabrication and nanolithography (i.e. EBL), Characterisation techniques for graphene such as Raman spectroscopy, SEM, TEM and AFM (including c-AFM and KPFM) and Terahertz physics, modelling of transport in 2D materials.


    The assessment of the candidates will be made by Professor Peter Bøggild.


    • Design and create encapsulated graphene devices using van der Waals heterostructures, with nanoscale gates allowing control of the local Fermi energy (electron optics)
    • Characterise the devices using room temperature and cryogenic electrical measurements
    • Measure the time-resolved response using combinations of electrical and ultrafast measurement methods, in collaboration with Peter Uhd Jepsen terahertz group at DTU Photonics.
    • Work within a friendly, cross-disciplinary, highly competent team featuring both experimentalists and theorists.
    • Stay 6 months at Dean/Hone lab at Columbia University to fabricate devices

    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 a single 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

    DTU wish to employ a PhD student to carry out research in terahertz-driven electronics based on high-quality graphene devices, and study their time-resolved ballistic transport properties. These investigations pave the way for “lightwave electronics”; a route to high-speed processing using “light” pulses to generate transient currents in electronic devices and read out the response using microscale antennas.


    • If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.
    • We are committed to increasing diversity in science; all interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
    • Video application (optional) : You also have the opportunity to submit a 5-15 minutes video where you (1) present yourself and your background, (2) motivate your application and (3) show us some of the work you have done in your master’s project. It is straightforward to record in powerpoint (voice) or in zoom (voice and video). You can email a link to the video (dropbox, bublub or wetransfer) to with “DTU PhD video” in subject.  Please note that you still have to formally apply; this is just a great optional way for you to present yourself and what you have worked on.


    Professor Peter Bøggild

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    PhD scholarship within Lightwave Electronics in Graphene Devices

    Post expires at 8:59am on Friday July 2nd, 2021 (GMT+9)