Prof. Yong P. Chen from Purdue University (http://www.physics.purdue.edu/quantum/) has received a Villum Investigator Grant (https://veluxfoundations.dk/en/content/international-top-researches-denmark) to establish a new lab and Center on Hybrid Quantum Materials and Devices at Aarhus University, Denmark starting 2020.
General research interests of the new lab and Center include:
1) Fabrication and studies of 2D, topological and hybrid quantum materials, structures and devices with novel electronic and/or optical properties;
2) Advanced quantum transport, optical, and scanning probe measurements (esp. at low temperatures and/or high magnetic fields) of materials and devices with potential relevance in quantum information (e.g. computing or sensing) applications;
3) Quantum sensing of quantum materials using qubit probes (e.g. Josephson junctions, NV centers).
Openings for PhD students as well as Postdocs (including visiting researchers) are available immediately. Exceptionally qualified postdoc candidate (typically with already some postdoc experiences) may be appointed to an Assistant Professor position affiliated with the Center and the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
For postdoc (and higher) positions we are particularly interested in candidates with strong experimental research background in one of the following areas:
1) Nano/quantum device fabrication and transport measurements;
2) Scanning probe microscopy;
3) Quantum optics and nonlinear optics measurements.
Prof. Chen’s lab is also part of and works closely with Aarhus’ iNano (https://inano.au.dk/) and Villum Center for Dirac Materials (https://villumcdm.org/), as well as Purdue Quantum Science and Engineering Institute (https://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/quantum/ in the USA) and WPI-AIMR International Center for Materials Research (https://www.wpi-aimr.tohoku.ac.jp/ in Japan), and enjoys access to extensive facilities and collaboration network worldwide. Successful candidates will be employed/hosted by Aarhus University, Denmark, but may also spend a portion of time (depending on the project and interests) as visiting researchers in Purdue (USA) or AIMR (Japan).
How to apply
Please submit: CV with publications, names and contact information of at least 2 references, a brief (~1 page) statement of research interests and plan (in relation to the research directions of our lab and your past research experiences).Perspective PhD students should also apply through the Graduate School (https://phd.scitech.au.dk/programmes/physics-astronomy/)
Ny Munkegade 120, DK-8000 Aarhus C,
8000 Aarhus, Denmark
Published on January 28, 2020