The Weber-Lab at the School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences is seeking a highly motivated Research Fellow to lead experimental efforts on local probe spectroscopy at milliKelvin temperatures of topological heterostructures and devices, harnessing the interplay of topology, superconductivity and magnetism.
Qualities we are seeking for are creativity and high impact accomplishments in low temperature experimental condensed matter physics. Facilities for the growth of heterostructures, ex-situ device nanofabrication, transport and local probe spectroscopies (both in the millikelvin regime and in high magnetic fields) have been developed to support the experimental work of the Research Fellow and other researchers in the Programme.
The Research Fellow will be employed and stationed at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. The hire is part of the recently awarded multimillion dollar 5 years research grant by the National Research Foundation (NRF) Competitive Research Programme “Towards On-Chip Topological Quantum Devices” (PI B. Weber, NTU, co-PI C. Panagopoulos, NTU and co-PI J. Goh, A*STAR).
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Interested applicants will be required to send their details which include CV, list of publications and contact information for three professional references.
The Weber group at Nanyang Technological University seeks highly motivated PhD Scholar to explore topological superconductivity in van-der-Waals materials, heterostructures, and devices towards the realization of Majorana-based topological quantum information. The PhD scholar will be part of a collaborative effort across NTU and A*Star for the scalable design of novel materials and heterostructures, and to explore their potential for applications in superconducting topological quantum devices.
The candidate will be part of a recently awarded programme to realization topological quantum devices in van-der-Waals materials and devices at NTU, Singapore, with funding available over the next five years. Materials and devices will be synthesized, engineered and characterised in-house, by complementary local probe and transport spectroscopies, down to extremely low temperatures (~100mk and below), up to GHz frequencies, and in vectorized magnetic fields.
Central to the project will be a custom-designed state-of-the-art low-vibration laboratory, hosting a milliKelvin scanning probe microscope. The PhD Scholar will be expected to contribute to the planning and construction of this laboratory, its population with the mK-SPM equipment, and its operation and maintenance. Complementary laboratory infrastructure includes facility for molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES), a dilution refrigerator for transport spectroscopy and nanofabrication equipment.
Three scholarships are available under the current project, with start date effective immediately for the next intake.
We are looking for excellent and motivated PhD and MSc students, as well as project officers. Openings are available throughout the year. The various aspects of our work include:
Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for the prestigious SINGA scholarship (https://www.a-star.edu.sg/sing...). NTU internal PhD scholarships are also available.
Interested students please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org