PhD-Position at the University of Münster (Germany), Developing didactical concepts for integrated quantum technology
The groups of Jun.-Prof. Carsten Schuck and Prof. Wolfram Pernice (Physics Institute) offer a PhD-position in close collaboration with the group of Prof. Stefan Heusler (Didactics of Physics) at the University of Münster in Germany.
The goal of this position is the development of an interdisciplinary, laboratory-based course on modern nanofabrication techniques. Nanopatterning of thin film material systems is a key enabling technology for integrated quantum photonics & electronics and the training of future "quantum engineers" is a central objective of ongoing efforts for developing quantum technologies. At the University of Münster we hence aim at teaching students the basic skills for independently fabricating nano-structured devices in a laboratory course split over two academic terms.
The enthusiastic PhD-candidate will design a series of experiments concerning nanofabrication of electronic and photonic integrated devices for chemistry and physics students. The tasks include the development of a creative didactics concept and corresponding teaching material for communicating technical expertise in an appealing and effective way. Further, the candidate will oversee the laboratory course and evaluate the students' progress.
The position also offers many possibilities for contributing to ongoing research projects in the participating groups, both in integrated quantum technology as well as didactics.
State-of-the-art nanofabrication equipment, including electron beam lithography, modern clean room facilities and a well-equipped laboratory environment, are available at the Center for Nanotechnology (CeNTech) and the Physics Department of the University of Münster. The groups of Jun.-Prof. Schuck, Prof. Pernice and Prof. Heusler provide for a dynamic and highly interdisciplinary scientific environment with expertise in all areas relevant to the envisioned project.
Candidates with a Master-degree (equivalent) in physics, electrical engineering or similar studies will be considered. Prior experience with nanotechnology and knowledge of German language will be beneficial.
If you feel passionate about quantum technology and didactics, please contact Jun.-Prof. Dr. Carsten Schuck for further information.