Postdoc Position Silicon Optomechanics at University of Ghent

University of Ghent is delighted to offer a postdoctoral researcher position in photonics. Citizens of any country are eligible to apply before the deadline: January 15, 2019.

The HOT-project ( consists of 17 leading academic and industrial partners from across Europe, composed of 13 universities and 4 industrial partners. The collaboration is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 FET-Proactive programme for research and innovation. Its aim is to lay the foundation for a new generation of hybrid devices which exploit a nano- or micro-mechanical oscillator to couple and control the electrical, optical and microwave domains. These devices will enable capabilities such as low phase-noise microwave generation, radiofrequency-to-optical conversion and on-chip microwave and optical isolators. Target domains include medicine (MRI), security (radar and terahertz imaging), timing and navigation, and future quantum technology.

There is not only rich fundamental physics to be investigated in these systems - HOT seeks to generate non-classical states of mechanical systems, observe self-organization of multi-element systems and demonstrate molecular optomechanics - but also room for commercialization of these technologies.

To this end, the task of the UGent Photonics Research Group is to develop processes that allow to fabricate the devices in CMOS foundries and to demonstrate the technology can scale according to the demands of the consumer market.

In collaboration with other project partners, you will model and design novel hybrid opto-electro-mechanical structures. Following their fabrication in a CMOS-pilot line, you will be responsible for their characterization and evaluation. The work is carried out in the context of the EU-project HOT, coordinated by prof. T. Kippenberg (EPFL). You will participate in the project meetings and collaborate with other partners.

Please submit your expression of interest with resume and motivation letter by applying online through the following link:


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