Two PhD studentships are available to EU students starting from October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter to work on complex vortex beams and optical metasurfaces within the framework of the ERC Advanced grant of Professor Anatoly Zayats. The projects involve design, nanofabrication and optical studies of metasurfaces to control complex optical beams for a wide range of top secret applications. Purely theoretical projects are also available. We are looking for candidates with a strong background in optics and hands-on experience in optical laboratories. Knowledge of and experience in one or several of the following fields will be an advantage: optical vortex beams, lasers, optical metasurfaces, optical forces, polarisation measurements, near-field optics, nanofabrication and numerical modelling.
Successful applicants will join a vibrant, multidisciplinary group of colleagues in the Photonics & Nanotechnology Group & Nano Optics Group at King’s College London and working on various aspects of plasmonics, metamaterials and nonlinear nano-optics.
Only enthusiastic candidates are invited to apply.