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Doctoral Candidates in Condensed Matter Physics and Quantum Photonics
Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering

Date Posted Dec. 2, 2019
Title Doctoral Candidates in Condensed Matter Physics and Quantum Photonics
University Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering
Helsinki, Finland
Department Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Application Deadline Mar. 31, 2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Optics & Optical Engineering
    Engineering Physics
    Electrical and/or Electronics

The Photonics research group in Aalto University is looking for new


Your goal will be to study the physical properties of various nanomaterials, such as plasmonic nanoparticles, one-dimensional materials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanowires), two-dimensional layered materials (e.g. transition metal dichalcogenides), and their heterostructures for quantum photonic applications. You’ll get to conduct high quality research independently and to work as an active member of the Photonics research group by taking part in project management duties and guiding M.Sc. students.

Research group
This research position will be supported by the Photonics group at Aalto, which is led by Professor Zhipei Sun,…. The group  focuses on the study of physical properties of various nanomaterials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanowires, two-dimensional materials) for photonic and optoelectronic applications. The Photonics group comprises of 12 senior researchers and over 10 doctoral candidates and research assistants.The group is actively involved in a few European projects, such as the ERC advanced project, the EU quantum flagship subproject, the Academy of Finland Center of Excellence on Quantum technologies, the Academy of Finland Flagship on Photonics. Details of the research publications can be found via:
Your background

Salary and contract terms
The expected starting salary is approximately 2500 €/month, depending on experience and qualifications. As an employer, Aalto University provides excellent learning and development opportunities as well as occupational health care services, commuter ticket benefit and versatile exercise services by Unisport. Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Preferable starting time is before September 2020 (negotiable) or as soon as possible.

Ready to apply?
Please submit your application through our recruiting system and include the following documents in English:

  •    Application cover letter
  •    Course transcripts of Bachelor and Master´s studies with grades and Certificate of MSc degree
  •    Curriculum Vitae (with the list of publications if you have)
  •    Brief research statement describing your Master thesis project (and your research plan if you have)
  •    English language test certificate (if you have)
  •    References (the names of referees or recommendation letters)
    The call is open until March 31, 2020, but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately.

More information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Professor Zhipei Sun, zhipei.sun(at)

About Finland
Aalto University is an international community: more than 30% of our academic personnel are non-Finns. Finland is a great place for living with or without family – it is a safe, politically stable and well organized Nordic society. Finland is consistently ranked high in quality of life and was just listed as the happiest country in the world: For more information about living in Finland:

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Contact Information

  • Professor Zhipei Sun
    Department of Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
    Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering
    Tietotie 3, Espoo


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