PhD position for Cryogenic silicon nitride.
Join us on a journey to revolutionize quantum computing with photonics! We're crafting cryo-compatible SiN waveguides and pioneering low-temperature electronics for ultrafast opto-electric-optic circuits. Be part of the breakthrough paving the way for universal quantum computing. Your invitation to shape the quantum future awaits!
We are looking for a PhD candidate to work on developing low-loss silicon nitride integrated photonics circuits at cryogenic temperatures. You will develop, optimise and apply nanofabrication techniques to make these circuits in the UT’s Nanolab, analyse the results and make proof-of-principle demonstrations in the domain of cryogenic quantum optics
Your home base? The Adaptive Quantum Optics (AQO) chair at the prestigious MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, nestled within the vibrant University of Twente. With Prof. Pepijn Pinkse as your supervisor, you'll be guided by expertise every step of the way. Join us at the forefront of innovation and exploration!
We work closely together with our colleagues in the integrated photonics program.
Information and application
Are you interested in this position? Please send your application via the 'Apply now' button below before March 31 and should include:
- A cover letter (maximum 2 pages A4), emphasizing your specific interest, qualifications and motivations to apply for this position.
- A Curriculum Vitae, including a list of all courses attended and grades obtained, and, if applicable, a list of publications.
- An IELTS-test, Internet TOEFL test (TOEFL-iBT), or a Cambridge CAE-C (CPE). Applicants with a non-Dutch qualification and who have not had secondary and tertiary education in English can only be admitted with an IELTS-test showing a total band score of at least 6.5, internet. TOEFL test (TOEFL-iBT) showing a score of at least 90, or a Cambridge CAE-C (CPE).
For more information regarding this position, you are welcome to contact Prof. Dr. Pepijn Pinkse,email@example.com
About the department
Adaptive Quantum Optics (AQO) combines adaptive methods to counteract or even exploit disorder in nanophotonic systems in combination with quantum states of light. Within AQO, we employ adaptive systems designed to compensate for fluctuations and randomness inherent in nanophotonic structures. Whether exploring natural or artificial multiple-scattering photonic media or engineered nanophotonic structures, we strive to uncover the underlying principles that govern their behaviour.
AQO stands as a beacon at the intersection of quantum optics, nanooptics, and security, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and a commitment to pushing the boundaries of scientific exploration.
About the organisation
The Faculty of Science & Technology (Technische Natuurwetenschappen, TNW) engages some 700 staff members and 2000 students in education and research on the cutting edge of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Our fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally and is strengthened by the many young researchers working on innovative projects with as doctoral candidates and post-docs. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.