3 post-doctoral researchers in metamaterials

PostDoc Position,

Contact Person(s):
Prof. Maria Kafesaki
Download Related Documents

 

The Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), in the frame of the project ‘EXEL-Extending Electromagnetism Through Novel Artificial Materials’, which is an “ERC Grant”, is seeking for three (3) Post-doctoral Researchers to join the group of Photonic-Phononic and Meta-Materials.

 



Abstract

ARISTEIES

Description-Pos.1

The project is on theoretical and experimental study of chiral metamaterials. It requires design and simulation of both passive and dynamically controllable chiral metamaterials, as well as electromagnetic characterization of such metamaterials in microwaves and IR. Considerable attention will be given to the potential of the devised chiral structures to give reduced attractive or even repulsive Casimir force.
Requirements
·         PhD in chemistry with emphasis in materials synthesis
·         Experience in the study of chiral metamaterials
·         Experience in programming and computer use
·         Good knowledge of microwave transmission and reflection measurements and of FTIR spectroscopy
·         Scientific Publications
·         Excellent knowledge of English language (competency in speaking and writing)
 
Description-Pos.2
Theoretical and computational analysis of active photonic crystals and metamaterials. The project is on theoretical and computational analysis of photonic crystals (PC) and metamaterials incorporating gain media. It involves design and simulation of different metamaterial, PC and plasmonic structures, and examination of the lasing and spacing capabilities and conditions for those structures. The main computational tool employed is a Finite-Difference Time Domain (FDTD) code. In the framework of the project the existing FDTD code will be further developed and it will be adapted to the different category of problems, structures and gain material configurations.  
Requirements
·         PhD in non-linear photonics
·         Experience in the theoretical and computational study of photonic crystals and metamaterials
·         Experience in programming and the Finite Difference Time Domain method
·         Scientific Publications
·         Excellent knowledge of English language (competency in speaking and writing)
 
Description-Pos.3
Radiation emission control in photonic crystals and metamaterials. The project is on theoretical and computational analysis of the potential of finite photonic crystal (PC) and metamaterial structures to control the direction and the spatial properties of electromagnetic radiation. Emphasis will be given to the potential of PC structures to lead to directional emission of the radiation passing through them or coming out from them. Since such direction control is achieved with the involvement of surface states, the role of surface states in the emitted radiation properties will be thoroughly investigated. The aim is to analyze and understand the connection between surface state formation and properties on one hand and spatial properties and direction of the emitted radiation on the other hand.
Requirements
·         PhD in computer engineering
·         Experience in the theoretical and computational study of photonic crystals and metamaterials
·         Scientific Publications
·         Excellent knowledge of English language (competency in speaking and writing)
 
For all three positions:
Location: Heraklion Crete GREECE
Start Date: 01/07/2014
Project Duration: 12 Months
 
Application Submission
Interested candidates who meet the aforementioned requirements are kindly asked to submit their applications, no later than 12/06/2014 to the address (hr@iesl.forth.gr), with cc to the Scientific Coordinator, Dr Maria Kafesaki (kafesaki@iesl.forth.gr).

In order to be considered, the application must include:
·         Application Form (please download file from the job announcement webpage)
·         Brief CV
·         Scanned copies of academic titles
 
Any application received after the deadline will not be considered for the selection
 
Contact
For information and questions regarding the application and selection procedure, candidates are asked to contact Ms. Aggeliki Tsigkri (hr@iesl.forth.gr), tel. +30 2810-391353
For information and questions about the advertised position and the research activity of the group or the institute, candidates are asked to contact the Scientific Coordinator, Dr Maria Kafesaki (kafesaki@iesl.forth.gr)., tel. +30 2810-391547
 
 
Selection Procedure
Applications that are received on time are going to be reviewed by the scientific committee. The committee will select the candidacies that best match the position and project requirements, based on the score that they will get according to the criteria table as shown on the Appendix in the end of the present announcement. If necessary, certain candidates will be invited to a personal interview with the committee on a specific date and time that will be announced.
The successful candidates will be personally notified and will be asked to present the required documents in original form within seven (7) working days after the results announcement on the web and the time period for appeals. In the case that the presented documents don’t match those submitted, the candidates will be dismissed from the procedure.
 
 
THE DIRECTOR OF IESL
SPIROS H. ANASTASIADIS

 



Project Members
Prof. Maria Kafesaki


Download the Application form (English | Greek)


Publication Date:  2/6/2014
BL
BR