PhD Position: Experimental Research on NV Centers in Diamond and Other Defects for Quantum Applications KU Leuven, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics and Astronomy Belgium

PHD POSITION: EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH ON NV CENTERS IN DIAMOND AND OTHER DEFECTS FOR QUANTUM APPLICATIONS

 

Last modification : Tuesday, April 3, 2018

You will be part of the department of Physics and Astronomy of the KU Leuven which is the largest university in Belgium. You will join several other postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and staff carrying out experimental research on low-dimensional condensed matter physics. In particular, your PhD research will be embedded in a large collaborative project involving various partners from the KU Leuven, IMEC (research center for nanoelectronics and digital technologies in Leuven) and UHasselt (University of Hasselt in Belgium). You will have access to a wide range of in-house experimental facilities for sample preparation and characterization (e.g. https://fys.kuleuven.be/iks/nvsf/experimental-facilities) and scanning probe microscopy/spectroscopy (https://fys.kuleuven.be/vsm/spm/facilities). In addition, you will have the opportunity to use unique experimental techniques in international large-scale facilities, such as the European synchrotron radiation facility (ESRF) and the ISOLDE facility at CERN.
 

Project

Quantum technologies have entered a revolutionary era, progressing from fundamental quantum principles towards real-life applications. This project deals with defects in wide band gap semiconductors (such as NV centers in diamond and divacancies in SiC) as qubits for quantum computation and sensing. You will study how defects are formed and what the resulting structural and electronic properties are, as well as the associated quantum functionality. You will make use of various experimental techniques for the synthesis (e.g. ion implantation and e-beam lithography) and the characterization (e.g. surface characterization techniques under ultra-high vacuum conditions, photoluminescence, and electrical transport measurements) of these materials.

 

Profile

Candidates must hold a Masters degree in Physics or or an equivalent degree, with a strong background in solid-state physics.

Proficiency in the English language is also required, as well as good communication skills, both oral and written.

We are looking for a highly driven candidate, motivated to work in an international research team, in an international environment.

 

Offer

We offer a full-time, 4-year PhD student position, in a dynamic scientific environment, in a top international university.

 

Interested?

For more information, contact Prof. Lino Pereira, mail: lino.pereira@kuleuven.be or Prof. André Vantomme, mail: andre.vantomme@kuleuven.be. Please do not sent applications by email. Apply via the KU Leuven application website (see link below).
 

You can apply for this job no later than May 31, 2018 via the online application tool


KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at diversiteit.HR@kuleuven.be.


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