Recruiting a new Chair in Photonics
Tuesday 27 March 2012
The Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) is seeking to expand its activity in Photonics and is looking for an individual with a strong international reputation in photonics in topics ranging from fundamental studies of light-matter interactions, material and device physics through to photonics systems for applications including energy, communications, the life-sciences and beyond.
The appointee’s research will exploit and enhance the fabrication and extensive characterisation facilities in the ATI and theoretical photonics capabilities. Photonics is an all-encompassing and truly enabling area of science which underpins and directs future technological innovation. Manipulating light-matter interactions and controlling the properties of photons and electrons can be used to probe the fundamental nature of materials and exploited to enhance existing technology or bring about technological paradigm shifts. Key areas of importance for photonics include the generation and efficient utilization of energy, higher bandwidth and secure data communications and the manipulation and exploitation of the entire spectral domain from UV through to THz.
The Photonics group is interdisciplinary with members from physics, electronic engineering and chemistry backgrounds. Current interests in the photonics group include theoretical and experimental activities in inorganic and organic semiconductor materials and devices, femtosecond spectroscopy, spintronics, molecular materials, silicon integration, meta-materials, optical sensors, photonic and electronic band structure and quantum information. The successful applicant will be expected to push forward key challenge areas in photonics whilst taking advantage of existing strengths within the group. Opportunities for collaboration are strongly encouraged with the Nanoelectronics Centre, Soft Condensed Matter Group and other research capabilities within the Faculty. In addition to interactions within the University, there are also opportunities for collaborations through the university’s strategic alliances with the National Physical Laboratory, AWE, EADS Astrium etc. and the development of new academic and industrial partnerships is expected.
The candidate will already be recognised as an international leader in their research area and will have the capability and drive to grow the activity taking full advantage of the infrastructure at the University of Surrey. Through the provision of strong support and strategic investment in this post, the University anticipates that the candidate will help articulate, shape and deliver an exceptionally vibrant research agenda for the future.
Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Stephen Sweeney, Head of Photonics, email@example.com. For further information about the ATI please visit www.surrey.ac.uk/ati. Candidates will be required to include with their application a two-page outline research proposal.
For an application pack containing further details of this position, and to apply on-line, please go to www.surrey.ac.uk/discoveryou. If you are unable to apply on-line please contact Miss Louise Wilkinson on Tel: +44 (0) 1483 686106 or email: Louise.Wilkinson@surrey.ac.uk