Post Doc in Diamond Quantum Sensing
Technical University of Munich

PhD students / Postdocs Diamond Quantum Sensing, Microscopy, AI

WSI Quantum Sensing Group (Reinhard lab)

The quantum sensing group at the Walter Schottky Institute of TUM is offering PhD and Postdoc positions to join our work on novel sensors and their applications.

The group

The quantum sensing group at the Walter Schottky Institute of TU Munich (lab head: Friedemann Reinhard) seeks to translate cutting edge basic research into novel sensors and discover their applications. A core tool of the group are diamond quantum sensors for magnetic fields.

Your project

You will spearhead one major research effort of our lab, directed either towards development of new sensors or discovery of new applications. Specifically, this could be work on one of the following topics

  • Magnetic Resonance Microscopy. You will use atomically small quantum sensors to perform NMR and EPR spectroscopy on nanometer to micrometer small samples, reveal the inner working of Lithium batteries and acquire three-dimensional pictures of single proteins.
  • Detection and imaging of electrical signals in neurons, the cells performing computation in our brain. You will work towards this goal by one of two complementary approaches: testing new quantum materials for their use as sensors or improving signal acquisition by modern image processing based on artificial intelligence.
  • Magnetic imaging and near-field microscopy. We operate a scanning probe microscope that can position a sensor in nanometer-scale proximity to samples. You will use this platform to reveal patterns of current in integrated circuits, to map patterns of light at the nanoscale, or to assemble nano-optical devices.
  • Electric interface to quantum sensors. We have recently discovered a technique for all-electric readout of solid-state spins, based on cavity-QED techniques in a high-quality microwave resonator. You will develop new protocols and hybrid quantum-classical circuits to establish solid state spins as a new electric circuit element. You will employ these circuits as compact magnetic field sensors and apply them to novel applications.

Technically, your work will involve the design and construction of optics and electronics, clean room fabrication and software development, as well as theory and simulation work.

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