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PhD project: Ultrafast spectroscopy

Ultrafast spectroscopy for new solar energy solutions

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.

See Pullerits group page for information about the activity and members of the group

Project specification

Work duties

The work would mainly be experimental. We will be using and improving the existing multidimensional ultrafast spectroscopy systems. We will be investigating collective phenomena in
nanostructured quantum materials. 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%).

Desirable skills

Previous experience with using femtosecond laser pulses is a strong merit.

Computer programming and data analyses are meriting.

Enrolment: Chemical physics at the Science Faculty

Subject curriculum (general syllabus) for chemical physics at the Science faculty, NAKEKF2 (pdf in Swedish, 267 kB, new window)

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


Homepage of Tönu Pullerits, Prof. at the Div. of Chemical Physics