The Applied Nano-Optics research group at DTU Physics invites highly talented candidates to apply for a PhD scholarship in the field of experimental nanoscale optics. The scholarship is funded by an Eurotech Alliance project between DTU and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).
The PhD project focuses on demonstrating novel nanoscale resonators for the detection of chiral molecules. Measuring the chiral structure of biomolecules is of fundamental and practical importance for understanding their chemical and biological properties. You will work on identifying, preparing, and measuring new nanomaterials capable of boosting the circular dichroism signal of chiral molecules.
Responsibilities and qualifications
The goal of the PhD project is to exploit new material platforms for ultrasensitive detection of chiral molecular structure in the ultraviolet spectral range. To achieve this, you will prepare and measure new optical nanomaterials using state-of-the-art equipment available at DTU. In particular, you will have access to and become an expert in advanced measurements using electron energy-loss spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy. You will also have access to state-of-the-art cleanroom facilities for sample fabrication.
The PhD project is part of an alliance project between the Applied Nano-Optics group at DTU and the research group of Assistant Professor Albert G. Curto at TU/e. TU/e provides expertise in simulations and optical measurements of nanomaterials for chiral detection to complement the electron microscopy measurements at DTU. As part of the PhD, you will visit the research group at TU/e for an extended period of time (up to half a year).