09/02/2018
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PhD position on Photonic Integrated Circuits for UV Sensing


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Ghent University
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer scienceInformatics
    Computer scienceOther
    EngineeringElectrical engineering
    EngineeringOther
    PhysicsApplied physics
    PhysicsOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    01/05/2018 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Belgium › Gent
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40

Last application date May 01, 2018 21:08
Department TW05 - Department of Information technology
Contract Limited duration
Degree MSc degree in photonics engineering, electrical engineering or applied physics
Occupancy rate 100%
Vacancy Type Research staff

Job description

Since more than 15 years, the Photonic Research Group has developed an internationally recognized expertise in the field of silicon photonics for applications using visible to mid-infrared light. To enable new sensing applications, there is a need for developing an integrated photonic platform that is compatible with ultra-violet (UV) light and with largescale fabrication. As such a platform does currently not exist, any achievement in this field will be a first.

One of the main objectives of this PhD project is initially to make passive waveguide circuits for UV light, comprising low-loss single mode waveguides, optical filter functions and optical interfaces to the chip. Different materials and waveguide geometries will be investigated. An optical set-up will be built to study these UV photonic integrated circuits. In a second phase of the project, UV fluorescence and Raman sensing of biological molecules and cells will be demonstrated on the developed waveguide platform.

Profile of the candidate

The PhD will encompass simulations, design, fabrication in the UGent cleanroom and characterization of the light propagation in the photonic structures, as well as demonstrate the capabilities of the platform for different sensing applications. The PhD student will be able to gain experience in areas such as chip design, clean room processing and optical measurements.

We are looking for a candidate with a MSc degree in photonics engineering, electrical engineering or applied physics, that already has a good background in photonics, and has good simulation and experimental skills.

How to apply

Apply online at http://photonics.intec.ugent.be/contact/vacancies/Application.htm

Web site for additional job details

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer science
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer science
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Engineering
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Engineering
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Physics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Physics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Map Information

Job Work Location Personal Assistance locations
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Ghent University
Belgium
Gent
9000
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33

EURAXESS offer ID: 279220
Posting organisation offer ID: 109944