Research Fellow Position

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The Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) at the University of Surrey is looking to employ a full time Post Doctoral Researcher for a fixed term position to participate in the EPSRC-funded HyLight project. This project aims to develop hyperuniform disordered nanophotonic structures in which geometrical and topological correlations are accurately controlled for the next-generation of photonic devices, including low-threshold micro-lasers and novel flexible optical micro-circuit architectures.

This post will focus on theoretical and computational aspects of hyperuniform disordered photonic materials including derivation of theoretical/analytical models and computational frameworks to describe photon transport and light-matter interaction in disordered photonic-band gap structures; characterisation of various lasing regimes in hyperuniform disordered structures, including band-edge, defect-mode and random-like lasing; and design and optimisation of hyperuniform disordered structures.

The post is available for one year in the first instance, with a possibility of extension for a further two years. The post holder will conduct theoretical and computational research in the area of nanophotonics, condensed matter and/or quantum optics and will be expected to collaborate closely with the academic and industrial partners and take part in the programme activities.

The successful candidate should hold a PhD in physics or a related field and have a strong research track record in photonics. Background in photonic band gap materials and disordered photonics and past experience in collaborating with experimental groups and industrial partners is an advantage.


Informal enquires can be made to Dr Marian Florescu (

The position is available immediately and the expected start date is 25 November 2015.