Postdoctoral Scholarships Position in Theoretical and Experimental Silicon Photonics, 2017

Postdoc positions in integrated photonics are available in the research group of Prof. Milos Popovic at Boston University, at the BU Photonics Center. The successful candidate will take a leadership role in one or more of the following areas:

  • Energy-efficient photonic interconnects on CMOS chips.  This work will advance and expand on our recent demonstration of the world’s first microprocessor that communicates using light (Sun et al., Nature 2015);
  • Nonlinear integrated photonics and on-chip light generation, to demonstrate advanced on-chip continuous-wave, optical frequency comb, and pulsed light sources, light amplifiers, wavelength conversion, and light entropy and noise manipulation devices in Si and III-V’s.
  • Quantum integrated photonics, aimed to demonstrate novel entangled photon light sources and complete quantum photonic circuits on chip that enable novel quantum communication, metrology and computation applications, and provide a platform for novel quantum physics experiments.
  • Chip-scale nano-optomechanics, an exciting area at the interface of silicon photonics and nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), and their interaction through light forces, radiation pressure, and the interaction of light and acoustic/elastic waves at the nanoscale.  We are using light forces to create photonic devices that are self-adaptive, and have unique nonlinear dynamics properties that may lead to novel nanoscale machines and photonic signal processing concepts.
  • Photonic-electronic systems on chip with applications to neuromorphic computing, high performance analog-to-digital conversion, brain sensing, RF signal processing and space technology such as passive microwave Earth sensing.
  • Fundamental first-principles electromagnetics and semiconductor physics based invention of novel photonic device concepts and theoretical constructs in photonics applied to any problem.

We are seeking candidates with a strong foundation in a few of:

  • Integrated silicon photonics theory, simulation, and design;
  • Experimental device characterization; RF photonic measurements;
  • Semiconductor physics (p-n junctions, MOSFETs, BJTs, etc.)
  • Nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS);
  • Theoretical and experimental quantum optics;
  • CMOS processes

Overall demonstrated technical excellence and a proactive, leadership approach to science and engineering research will be valued above any particular skill set.

The successful candidate will carry out original research, collaborate with graduate students, contribute to grant proposals for new projects, and present work at top conferences in the field.

For more information, please see  webpage . Note that the group is in the process of moving from UC Boulder to Boston University, and the group webpage is still hosted at UC Boulder.  Initial appointment is 1 year with possibility to extend; salary commensurate with experience.

Position Open for International Researchers: Yes

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

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How to apply: Contact Prof. Milos Popovic by email with CV and list of publications

Application deadline: January 1, 2017 or until position is filled

For further details, please contact:

Prof. Milos Popovic

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Boston University

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