Baylor University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Nonlinear Nanophotonics, Plasmonics, and Metasurfaces. The Nano-Optics group at Baylor University invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to participate in the project of “Nonlinear metasurfaces, plasmonics, and ENZ materials”. The successful candidate will join our research program led by Professor Howard Lee in the Department of Physics at Baylor University (Waco, Texas, USA).
The projects will focus on some of these studies:
(1) Tunable nonlinear optical metasurfaces
(2) Nonlinear optics in epsilon-near-zero nanomaterials
(3) Reconfigurable nonlinear plasmonic waveguides and nanostructures
The successful candidate is expected to make high-impact contributions to cutting edge research areas and also have the opportunity to collaborate with scientists at Texas A&M, Naval Research Lab, and National Taiwan University. The position is available as early as June 2017.
PhD in physics, material sciences, photonics, or engineering
Research experience in nonlinear optics and plasmonics/metamaterials
Strong experimental skills in nonlinear optical characterization, nanofabrication, and free-space optics
Familiarity with nonlinear simulation and numerical modeling (Lumerical, Comsol, Matlab, etc.)
Highly motivated for working in an interdisciplinary environment with graduate and undergraduate students, and have passion to perform excellent research in nanophotonics.
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter (including the names of three references), a CV, and a brief statement of research interests to Prof. Howard Lee (Howard_Lee@Baylor.edu). For more information about the position and
Part of our nano-optics lab is located in the 508,000 square foot Baylor Sciences Building (BSB), as well as in the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC) (collaborative research lab with Prof. Marlan Scully). Our labs at Baylor equipped with Ti:Sapphire femtosecond laser system with optical parametric amplifier, mode-locked diode pumped Nd:YAG laser amplifier with tunable OPA, supercontinuum light source, tunable lasers, pressure-assisted high temperature filling system (for hybrid metal/semiconductor filled microstructured fiber), optical characterization, optical fiber post-processing facilities, and nanofabrication facilities, etc. As we are affiliated with TexasA&M, the nanofabrication would also be performed at the Henry F. Taylor Nanofabrication Facility and the Microscopy and Imaging Center at Texas A&M.
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About Baylor Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 16,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting staff who support our mission as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris.
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion among its selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.
Dr. Howard Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Baylor University and IQSE Fellow in the Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering (IQSE) at Texas A&M University. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at California Institute of Technology, working with Professor Harry Atwater in the Applied Physics and Materials Science Department. He received his PhD in Physics from the Max P...lanck Institute for the Science of Light in Germany in 2012 under the supervision of Professor Philip Russell (2015 President of OSA) and Mphil in Electronic Engineering at City University of Hong Kong in 2008. His research focuses on developing new methods, including novel active materials and nanostructures, to actively control the optical properties of nano-optical structures (e.g., plasmonics and metamaterials) for studying new optical physics and light-matter interaction at the nanometer scale, as well as advancing novel optical components with new functionality. Dr. Lee is the recipient of the Croucher Postdoctoral Fellowship and his work on nano-optics, plasmonics and photonic crystals has led to 18 papers published in various journals, such as Science, Nano Letters, Advanced Materials, Optics Letters and Applied Physics Letters, as well as 50 conference papers.
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