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PhD Studentship - Nanophotonic Metamaterials for Imaging

University of Nottingham - Engineering

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Nottingham
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 30th June 2022
Closes: 19th September 2022
Reference: ENG1565

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated student who enjoys working as part of a team to undertake a PhD in the Optics and Photonics Research Group (OPG), supervised by Dr. Mitchell Kenney alongside collaborators within OPG and Life sciences.

(www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/optics-and-photonics-research-group/index.aspx).

The advent of the smart-phone has undoubtedly revolutionised portable imaging systems, but the need for smarter imaging capability grows with increased healthcare end-user and accessibility demands. 

Metasurfaces – the 2D form of metamaterials – are artificial materials that use digitally-arranged nanometre-sized optical structures for intelligent manipulation of light. They require only simplistic (microelectronics-compatible) fabrication processes, and have the potential to replace previous optical components, with enhanced functionalities capable of gathering extra optical information. 

The proposed project is to utilise the increased functionality and microfabrication approach of metasurfaces [1,2,3] to develop complementary and stackable centimetre-scale devices termed “Metasurface Toolkits” (MSTs) which builds on Dr Kenney's previous cutting-edge research on large-area meta-lenses [3]. These MSTs will revolutionise complex imaging and sensing techniques and systems in a compact and affordable way. These systems are applicable to all sectors which require compact imaging specifications, including fibre-optic endoscopy and front-end photonic technology for optical-communications.

The student will gain experience and skills in a range of nanofabrication, computational modelling, metamaterial design, and optical setup construction. They will make use of commercial simulation software to test electromagnetic designs, algorithmic coding to design metamaterials, fabrication techniques to produce these, and then determine their imaging performance in bespoke optical systems in the visible light range. 

Applicants should have, or be expected to gain, a high (1st or 2:1) honours degree in Physics or Electrical and Electronic Engineering and be a UK or home student. The studentship covers tuition fees and stipend for 3 years. For any enquiries about the project please e-mail Dr. Mitchell Kenney (Mitchell.kenney@nottingham.ac.uk).

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