Research Associate in III-nitride nanolasers

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Engineering - Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Contract Type: Fixed term until 31 December 2019


The Department is respected internationally for its many important contributions in the field of electronic and electrical engineering ( We currently have 46 academic staff, including 22 Professors, and a student community of approximately 800 comprising undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research students. Our teaching is underpinned by research at the leading edge, with world-class laboratories available to undergraduates and postgraduates. The Department is organised into three research areas: Semiconductor Materials and Devices, Communications, and Electrical Machines and Drives. Further details on each of the research areas can be accessed via the above Departmental web link. The Department has been awarded an Athena Swan Bronze Award, for its support of representation of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics.

The post is based within the Centre for GaN Materials and Devices ( The Centre currently has 26 team members including academic members of staff, a research administrator, research fellows and PhD students, and is equipped with two advanced III-nitride based MOVPE systems, comprehensive optical systems for advanced research on III-nitrides, and a number of facilities for device fabrication and device testing.

The post holder will work closely with another UK University in order to achieve III-nitride electrically injected nanolasers in the visible spectral region with ultra-low threshold current density for further complex photonic integrated circuits. You will need to prepare and present results regularly, and will help to co-ordinate progress meetings. You will need to publish articles in high-profile journals, attend project progress meetings and present results at international/domestic conferences.

Candidates are sought who have a strong scientific background in III-nitride based semiconductor physics and fundamental semiconductor physics, with a PhD in semiconductor nano-device fabrication or equivalent experience. Significant experience in advanced fabrication of III-nitride laser diodes and advanced device characterisation of III-nitride laser diodes is essential.

This post is fixed term until 31 December 2019.

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