|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||Funding awarded on competitive basis|
|Placed On:||31st January 2023|
|Closes:||15th February 2023|
We are looking for a PhD student to work in the area of nanophotonics and quantum materials. In this experimental project, metallic nanocavities, metasurfaces and/or 2D materials will be utilised to confine light and enhance light-matter coupling at nanoscale towards detecting mid-infrared signatures [1-4].
The applicant should have completed (or closer to completion) their undergraduate degree in Physics, Material Science, physical chemistry or related Physical Sciences (preferably with first class honours or equivalent) . Strong analytical and experimental skills are desired. Details of the project will be agreed with the successful candidate to tailor the research to their interests.
The project will take place in the research group of Dr Rohit Chikkaraddy (https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/physics/chikkaraddy-rohit.aspx) , which is part of the Metamaterials Research Centre (https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/physics/quantum/metamaterials/index.aspx) in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham, UK.
The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applicants from all sections of society. In line with the Department’s Athena SWAN programme, we particularly encourage female candidates to apply.
You can apply at https://sits.bham.ac.uk/lpages/EPS005.htm clearly stating the title of the project, the name of the supervisor (Dr. Rohit Chikkaraddy) and the Metamaterials Research Centre.
 R. Chikkaraddy, et al. "Single-molecule strong coupling at room temperature in plasmonic nanocavities", Nature, 535, 127, (2016) .
 R. Chikkaraddy, et al. "Mid-infrared-perturbed molecular vibrational signatures in plasmonic nanocavities". Light: Science & Applications, 11, 19 (2022) .
 R. Chikkaraddy, et al. "Single-molecule mid-IR detection through vibrationally-assisted luminescence". arXiv, arXiv:2205.07792 (2022) .
 A. Xomalis, X. Zheng, R. Chikkaraddy, et al. "Detecting mid-infrared light by molecular frequency upconversion in dual-wavelength nanoantennas". Science, 374, 1268 (2021) .
Funding awarded on competitive basis is available to UK/EU nationals and it will cover tuition fees and living stipend for 3.5 years. Non-EU candidates with the correct qualifications will only be considered if they are self-funded or funded via other means.
For details of the available funding, advice on making your application or any other informal enquiries, please contact Dr. Rohit Chikkaraddy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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