PhD project: coherent ultrafast spectroscopy
Coherent ultrafast spectroscopy of quantum nanomaterials
Coherent spectroscopy of quantum materials: The project is about coherent spectroscopy of new quantum materials. The weight here is on
spectroscopy while the materials will be made in collaboration with other groups. We will apply multi-pulse ultrafast spectroscopy and make use of the coherence between the pulses. We will also investigate the possibilities how to use quantum light (entangled photons) in spectroscopy.
The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.
The Division of Chemical Physics at the Natural Science Faculty consists of approximately 50 researchers and students located at the Kemicentrum in north-eastern Lund. The research topics explored by the group range from novel synthesis routes to cutting-edge photovoltaics and ultrafast spectroscopic analysis.
This project is placed in the group lead by Tönu Pullerits.
The work would mainly be experimental. Using and improving the existing multidimensional ultrafast spectroscopy systems. We will be investigating collective phenomena in nanostructured quantum materials including plasmonic metal nanoparticles and their composites. Also the possibilities to use entanglement of photons as a resource in spectroscopy of the quantum materials. Important part of the work is data analyses and interpretation.
The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).
Previous experience with using femtosecond laser pulses is a strong merit.
Acquaintance with quantum metrology or any other quantum technology is a strong merit.
Computer programming and data analyses are meriting.
Enrolment: Chemical physics at the Science Faculty
The subject curricula (general syllabi) for subjects within chemistry, amended in June 2019, are currently being translated and will appear on the Science faculty's page for General syllabi and individual study plans soon.
The Science faculty's page for General syllabi and individual study plans
Positions in the 2nd call
The call was open from 25 June to 25 August 2020. Six PhD students were recruited, among them five are eligible for GenerationNano funding. Three of the GenerationNano students have recently started their employment and the two remaining will start soon.