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KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.
Third-cycle subject: Electrical engineering
Waveguide Integrated Graphene Based Photodectors
Gas sensing technologies for carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), ethanol and hydrocarbons are important for many of applications such as air quality monitoring, medical applications, industrial safety systems, aeronautic and automotive applications, breath-based alcohol sensing, and environmental monitoring, including sensors for integration in mobile phones. However, for many of these applications existing gas sensors are too expensive, bulky or low-performance. Thus, there is a critical need for gas sensor systems that are low-cost, compact, highly sensitive and specific to the targeted gas. In this project, a gas sensor system based on a photodetector for mid-infrared (mid-IR) light, integrated onto a silicon photonic waveguide, will be developed. The use of graphene and other 2D materials as detector materials will be explored. The aim of the project is to develop optical gas sensors that can be used in low-cost high volume products, such as mobile phones. The experimental work will be conducted in the KTH laser lab and the KTH micro and nano fabrication cleanroom in Stockholm (Kista). The project engages several fellow doctoral students at the Department of Micro and Nanosystems and is conducted in close cooperation with high-profile industrial partners and other research groups from inside and outside of KTH.
What we offer
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:
The successful applicant is expected to hold a M.Sc. degree in engineering physics, electrical engineering, biochemistry, materials science, photonics, mechanical engineering, or a corresponding degree from a major university. A specialization in micro and nanosystems and photonic is an asset.
We are looking for a strongly motivated person, with excellent command of English orally and in writing as well as an excellent academic track record.
Target degree: Doctoral exam
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may thereafter be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.
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Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
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Apply for the position and admission through KTH's recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.
Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).
Applications must include the following elements:
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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months