PhD positions will be available from January 2018 in the group of Marco Battiato at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore is a young research-intensive university that has invested enormously in research in the past years. In spite of its very young age, it is ranked in 2017 QS World ranking as 13th best university in the world; 7th for materials science; 4rd for engineering and technology; and 1st young university in the world.
NTU offers great and modern facilities and a vast access to fundings and opportunity careers.
Moreover the official language in Singapore is English, which makes relocation for partners particularly easy.
The research will focus on
- the development of a massively parallel solver for the Boltzmann equation for strongly out-of-equilibrium states in real band structures and extended heterostructures;
- the study of ultrafast spin transport in metals and semiconductors;
- absorption and production of THz radiation in heterostructures;
- thermalisation dynamics and transport in topological insulators
The remuneration and travel budgets are competitive.
The candidate should have a degree in Physics, Mathematics or Engineering, and is required to be highly motivated and with a strong interest in theoretical and/or computational physics and/or mathematics. Fluency in English is required.
The application must be submitted through the application portal (https://wis.ntu.edu.sg/webexe/owa/pga$rsh_main_grass.menu). Please consider that GRE and TOEFL (or equivalent) are compulsory. The application portal is open from 1 Nov 2017- 31 Jan 2018 for the Aug 2018 intake, and 1 Jun 2018 – 31 Jul 2018 for the Jan 2019 intake.
For more information: https://sites.google.com/site/battiatomarco/