PhD in Physical Chemistry: Terahertz Magnetic MetasurfacesPhD - Individual Supervisor
31 Dec 2023
01 Jan 2024
01 Jan 2024 for 3 years
31 Dec 2023
Type of Position
PhD - Individual Supervisor
Areas of study
Physical Chemistry, Experimental Physics, Physics, Theoretical Physics
Terahertz Magnetic Metasurfaces for High Frequency Electron Spin Resonance
PhD Researcher Position in the Tesi Group in Stuttgart, Germany.
Keywords: Metasurfaces, Terahertz, Molecular Spin Qubits, Surface Science
PROJECT BACKGROUND. I am setting up my new group as an independent junior researcher. Initially, the group will consist of two doctoral researchers and myself. The project aims to develop metasurface capable of focusing terahertz magnetic fields in a 2D region. These will be used to enhance the sensitivity of electron spin resonance experiments on thin films and monolayer molecular samples. Molecular spin quantum bits will be the main class of target materials to be studied.
JOB DESCRIPTION. The project will include a combination of numerical modelling of terahertz metasurface resonators, fabrication by lithographic techniques and pulsed electron spin resonance experiments.
The position will be available to start from the beginning of January 2024. The position is for 3 years. Remuneration will be based on the collective agreement for the public service of German federal states (Tarifvertrag für den Öffentlichen Dienst der Länder TV-L E13 50%).
EXPECTED CANDIDATE PROFILE. I am looking for highly motivated individuals, holding a MSc degree in physics or physical engineering or similar, who are interested in multidisciplinary projects at the interface of physics, chemistry and engineering. Ideally, but not necessarily, the applicant will have experience in metamaterials or metasurfaces and/or terahertz time domain spectroscopy and/or magnetic resonance techniques.
- “Plasmonic Metasurface Resonators to Enhance Terahertz Magnetic Fields for High‐Frequency Electron Paramagnetic Resonance” Small Methods 5 (9), 2100376 (2021).
- “Modular approach to creating functionalized surface arrays of molecular qubits“, Advanced Materials 35 (10), 2208998 (2023).
- “The Second Quantum Revolution: Role and Challenges of Molecular Chemistry“, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141, 29, 11339 (2019).
Please send your full application as a single PDF file containing
- letter of motivation including a summary of your past research experience, in particular a meaningful summary of your master thesis.
- Detail in your letter why you believe you are the right person and what you expect from us
- curriculum vitae and list of publications (if applicable)
- Two contacts for reference letters
To firstname.lastname@example.org - Dr. Lorenzo Tesi, University of Stuttgart, Germany
- Letter of Motivation
- List of Publication