KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

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 in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The School of Engineering Sciences carries out a wide range of research at the international front line, from fundamental disciplines such as Physics and Mathematics, to Engineering Mechanics with applications such as Aeronautics and Vehicle Engineering. We also offer university degree programs in Engineering Physics, Vehicle Engineering, and 'Open entrance', as well as a number of international masters programmes

Job description

This is a two-year position in laser processing of materials. The research project is centered on the development of new methods to grow semiconductor crystals in restricted geometries without using molecular beam epitaxy. This research will have implications for the fabrication of high-speed electrical devices as well as a range of optoelectronics.

Confinement of the material inside a dielectric capsule together with laser processing has been demonstrated to allow recrystallization and modification of the local composition of semiconducting materials, and we will explore the extension of these recent results to different materials and geometries. The project will start with semiconductor-core fibers, and move to planar structures compatible with standard integrated circuits. 


The successful candidate will have outstanding experimental skills and a strong background in solid state materials, including, but not limited to, an understanding of phase diagrams, experience with semiconductor and optoelectronic device characterization. Experience with standard thin film deposition is expected. Familiarity with materials characterization techniques such as SEM/EDX, XPS, Raman spectroscopy and photoluminescence are desirable. The candidate should be ambitious but collaborative, organized and self-motivated, capable of working alone as well as in a fast-paced group atmosphere.  The candidate must have received the PhD within the last three years. 

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2017-0306
  • Ursula Jane Gibson, Professor, ujgibson@kth.se
Published 13.Feb.2017
Last application date 15.Apr.2017 11:59 PM CET

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