PhD Scholarship in Micro and Nanotechnology for Photonic Sensors

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden is inviting excellent candidates to apply for a PhD position in mechanical engineering. This position is available for two years. This position is closed on January 09, 2019.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe's leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden's largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Waveguide Integrated Graphene Based Photodectors

Gas sensing technologies for carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), ethanol and hydrocarbons are important for many of applications such as air quality monitoring, medical applications, industrial safety systems, aeronautic and automotive applications, breath-based alcohol sensing, and environmental monitoring, including sensors for integration in mobile phones. However, for many of these applications existing gas sensors are too expensive, bulky or low-performance. Thus, there is a critical need for gas sensor systems that are low-cost, compact, highly sensitive and specific to the targeted gas. In this project, a gas sensor system based on a photodetector for mid-infrared (mid-IR) light, integrated onto a silicon photonic waveguide, will be developed. The use of graphene and other 2D materials as detector materials will be explored. The aim of the project is to develop optical gas sensors that can be used in low-cost high volume products, such as mobile phones. The experimental work will be conducted in the KTH laser lab and the KTH micro and nano fabrication cleanroom in Stockholm (Kista). The project engages several fellow doctoral students at the Department of Micro and Nanosystems and is conducted in close cooperation with high-profile industrial partners and other research groups from inside and outside of KTH.

In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work.

The successful applicant is expected to hold a M.Sc. degree in engineering physics, electrical engineering, biochemistry, materials science, photonics, mechanical engineering, or a corresponding degree from a major university. A specialization in micro and nanosystemsand photonic is an asset.

We are looking for a strongly motivated person, with excellent command of English orally and in writingas well as an excellent academic track record.

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may thereafter be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Apply for the position and admission through KTH’s recruitment system. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).


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