Research Fellow in Polymeric Photonic Nanostructures

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Research Fellow
Applications are invited for a research fellow position to innovate novel polymeric photonic crystal-based anti-reflective coatings against high powered lasers.
You will carry out your experiments and research on your own, but you will be part of a larger team to innovative the anti-reflective coatings for the selective absorption/filtering of specific laser wavelengths using polymeric photonic crystals enhanced with various 2D-layered nanomaterials. This innovative project is funded for 18 months by a government partner.
The successful candidate will have most of these essential skills or abilities:
  • PhD in Photonics, Physics, Material Science or related subject;
  • a proven track record in photonics, optoelectronics of low dimensional systems and nanofabrication (including on-chip optical and electrical characterizations);
  • a thorough understanding of device physics and the physics of 2D layered nanomaterials;
  • must be comfortable working in a cross-functional team and be skilled in communicating complex technical information through a variety of methods including research presentations;
  • possess detailed understanding and laboratory experience with most of the following:
    • Atomic force microscopy;
    • Raman spectroscopy and/or FTIR techniques as well as spectrophotometry;
    • Spectroscopic ellipsometry;
  • modelling optical systems with:
    • Zemax, OpticStudio, or similar;
    • Python and/or Matlab environments;
  • excellent written, spoken communication and organisational skills are essential;
  • experienced in lab management and supervising junior group members.
Responsibilities:
  • design and fabrication of polymeric-based photonic crystal based thin films enhanced with 2D layered nanomaterials;
  • characterisation of thin films utilising various microscopy and spectroscopic techniques;
  • developing testing protocols to determine functionality and optimisation and to ensure quality;
  • maintain long-term datasets, testing procedures, validate testing systems, and continually assess measurement consistency and reliability;
  • documenting the design processes including objectives, issues, and outcomes.
The exact research activities will be continuously adapted to ensure high relevance and impact.
Location:
Guildford
Contact:
Informal enquiries regarding the post may be directed to Dr. Izabela Jurewicz at izabela@amdnano.com
The funding source requires that the post must be filled by 1st of June 2021.
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