PhD and Postdoc positions at the University of Southampton

posted 5 Sept 2018, 06:05 by Andrea LOCATELLI   [ updated 5 Sept 2018, 06:06 ]

Our former staff member Massimiliano Guasoni was recently awarded with and ERC Starting Grant (congrats!). 
Here we post a message where he describes the job profiles he is searching for his project. 
I am looking for 1 PhD and 1 PostDoc working in my ERC Starting Grant project MODES (Multimode light shaping: from optical fibers to nanodevices), that will start the 1st December 2018.

The ideal candidate has experience in fabricating waveguides and nanoantennas (Si and SiGe);  good knowledge of nonlinear optics; basic knowledge of Comsol or similar software tools (for the design of waveguides/nanoantennas) ; basic knowledge of Matlab programming to simulate the propagation and interaction between multiple modes of the waveguides/nanoantennas.

The two main objectives of the project are:

1) Generation of light in the mid and long-infrared, exploiting nonlinear interactions between different modes of Si and SiGe waveguides. The generation of light in the mid and long-infrared is a hot-topic having application in many different fields (e.g. medical, military, sensors ).

2) Controlling the second / third harmonic radiation profile in arrays of multimode nanoantennas. This is another hot-topic with many applications.

For infos:

Call for PhD applications @UniBS

posted 18 Jun 2018, 07:47 by Andrea LOCATELLI   [ updated 18 Jun 2018, 07:56 ]

Call for PhD Applications XXXIV Cycle @ University of Brescia Opening of on-line applications: 04 June 2018 at 14.00 hrs (Italian Time) Closing of on-line applications: 03 August 2018 at 13.00 hrs (Italian Time) Beginning of PhD Courses: 1st November 2018 You can find all the information and the online registration website here

PhD studentships in vortex beams and optical metasurfaces

posted 2 May 2018, 05:11 by Andrea LOCATELLI   [ updated 2 May 2018, 05:11 ]

Two PhD studentships are available to EU students from October 2018 at King's College London to work on complex vortex beams and metasurfaces (optical domain). Either experimental or theory projects are available.

For more information please refer to Prof. Zayats (E-mail:

Metamaterials conference in Strasbourg

posted 12 Oct 2017, 01:36 by Andrea LOCATELLI   [ updated 12 Oct 2017, 01:37 ]

We would like to invite you to submit your best work to the Metamaterials (EPE101) conference, a part of the SPIE Photonics Europe (Strasbourg, France, 22 - 26 April 2018). 
You can submit the abstract (250 words) before the deadline 23 October via the official website
The conference programme will feature keynote, invited, oral and poster presentations on topics including, but not limited to: 
  • metasurfaces
  • active, tunable, switchable and reconfigurable metamaterials
  • nonlinear metamaterials
  • hyperbolic metamaterials
  • plasmonic metamaterials
  • metamaterials with extreme and near-zero parameters
  • new materials for metamaterials
  • all-dielectric metamaterials
  • quantum and superconducting metamaterials
  • chiral and bianisotropic metamaterials
  • light generation, gain, compensation of losses
  • transformation optics with metamaterials
  • sub-wavelength concentration of light and imaging
  • waveguide integration, metadevices and metamaterial-based photonic systems
  • multiphysics and acoustic metamaterials with electromagnetic analogues
  • novel effects in metamaterials and metasurfaces (PT-symmetry, topological insulators)
  • sensors, light-harvesting, bio-photonic, and other applications
  • analytical and numerical modelling of metamaterials
  • micro-/nanofabrication and synthesis of metamaterials and metasurfaces.

PhD position in Paris in 2017

posted 2 Nov 2016, 01:44 by Andrea LOCATELLI   [ updated 2 Nov 2016, 01:50 ]

AlGaAs-on-insulator nanophotonics
In this PhD proposal we will exploit our recent results at the nano-scale, with the design, fabrication and experimental demonstration of a semiconductor metasurface based on AlGaAs-on-insulator oligomers, with applications to nonlinear holograms and surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS).
The candidate will carry out challenging forefront research in the nonlinear optics lab and in the clean room of MPQ, taking benefit from top-level international collaborations with the University of Brescia, King’s College in London, ANU in Canberra and Politecnico di Milano, in the framework of the EU-Asia-Pacific NANOPHI Erasmus-Mundus Consortium. 
In France, strong interactions are under way with C2N and Thales-Nokia-CEA III-V Lab, as well as the teams of transmission electron microscopy and SERS of Sorbonne Paris Cité.

Best poster award for our grantee

posted 12 Feb 2016, 00:31 by Andrea LOCATELLI   [ updated 2 Nov 2016, 01:49 ]

Nicolò Bontempi from the University of Brescia, who is now in Australia with a NANOPHI grant for doctoral mobility, has won the first prize for best poster presentation at the "Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems" (CUDOS) Workshop held in Sydney this week.

Post-doctoral position in ultrafast plasmonics at King's

posted 7 Jan 2016, 07:44 by Andrea LOCATELLI   [ updated 7 Jan 2016, 07:46 ]

The Nano-Optics group at King's College London is looking for a post-doc to work on ultrafast plasmonics within the Reactive Plasmonics project
For details of the position and to apply please follow this link.

Selection results for the third call for applications

posted 22 Dec 2015, 00:49 by Andrea LOCATELLI   [ updated 22 Dec 2015, 00:49 ]

The third selection procedure of the NANOPHI project has been opened from September 22, 2015 to November 15, 2015. 
The Project Management Board of the project has then approved 7 applications (6 Ph.D students and 1 staff member). You can find the selected applications here.
Congratulations to the new NANOPHI grantees!

Open positions @ Université Paris Diderot

posted 22 Sept 2015, 02:48 by Andrea LOCATELLI

The Nonlinear Optical Devices (DON) group of the Université Paris Diderot is now looking for young candidates for a CNRS permanent position of research scientist in the field of quantum and nonlinear photonics on chip.
The selected CNRS scientist will play a central role in the team, from the conception and setting of
novel experiments to technological development in the clean room of the laboratory.
If you are interested, please e-mail your CV (including the list of publications and the list of the
persons that could possibly write a recommendation letter) to Giuseppe Leo before October 31st, 2015.

Second annual meeting

posted 15 Sept 2015, 02:10 by Andrea LOCATELLI   [ updated 15 Sept 2015, 05:13 ]

The Erasmus Mundus NANOPHI consortium met on 3 and 4 September for the second annual meeting of the 4-year European programme with Australia and New Zealand. 12 representatives of the 9 institutions involved in the programme (7 from Europe, 1 from Australia and 1 from New Zealand) attended the 2-day meeting. 
The meeting of the Erasmus Mundus NANOPHI, held at King's College London and Aston University, was an important moment for partners to meet again and to discuss about already obtained research results and further actions to be taken for the smooth flow of the project. 
During the meeting the consortium has also discussed the First Annual Report of the programme which was delivered on 1 September 2015.
Group tours were also organized in the laboratories which are involved in the programme.

(Photo taken at King's College London, Strand Campus)

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