phd students in condensed matter physics and quantum photonics
Aalto University

phd students in condensed matter physics and quantum photonics

Finland 31 Mar 2021


Aalto University
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The Photonics Group in the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering is looking for 


to join the EU Quantum and graphene flagships. 

As a PhD student in the Research Group of Photonics, you will have an opportunity to study physical properties of various nanomaterials, such as plasmonic nanoparticles, one-dimensional materials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanowires), two-dimensional layered materials (e.g. transition metal dichalcogenides), and their heterostructures for condensed matter physics and quantum photonic applications in a world class research environment. You'll get to conduct high quality research independently and to work as an active member of the group by taking part in project management duties and guiding the MSc students. 

‍Research group 
The Photonics Group  focuses on the study of physical properties of various nanomaterials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanowires, two-dimensional layered materials) for photonic and optoelectronic applications. The group is actively involved in a few European projects, such as ERC advanced project, EU quantum flagship subproject, Academy of Finland Center of Excellence on Quantum technologies, Academy of Finland Flagship on Photonics. Details of the publications of the research group can be found via: . The group is led by Professor Zhipei Sun  and is located in a state-of-the-art research environment at Micronova Research Center in the Aalto University Otaniemi campus near Helsinki. 

‍Your background 
Successful candidate holds a Master´s degree (or equivalent) in Physics, Nanotechnology, or closely related field. You are highly motivated in physics and earlier activity, such as quantum physics, is favourable. Previous experience in carrying out independent project-based work and working in a highly collaborative environment helps you to succeed in your PhD student work. 

Salary and contract terms 
This PhD research position will be supported by the Photonics Group at Aalto University. The starting salary for a PhD student is approximately 2500 €/month and salary will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. Our target is that you will acquire the doctoral degree within four years in the Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering of Aalto University. As an employer, Aalto University provides excellent learning and development opportunities as well as occupational health care services, commuter ticket benefit and versatile exercise services by Unisport. Finland has a comprehensive social security system. The preferred starting time is before September 2021 (negotiable) or as soon as possible. 

More information 
For additional information, please contact Professor Zhipei Sun , zhipei.sun(at) 

Ready to apply? 
Please submit your application through our recruiting system  by March 31, 2021.‍ We will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately upon receiving the applications. 

About Aalto University and Finland 
Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campus is located in the Helsinki metropolitan area in Espoo, Finland. Aalto University is an international community, more than 40% of our academic faculty comes from outside Finland. About living in Finland, please see: . 

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