Postdoc in Electrical Characterisation of Graphene using Terahertz Spectroscopy

Monday 28 Oct 19

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The Graphene Flagship unites 150 of the primary European research groups and companies in a combined effort to push research in 2D materials towards practical applications - from the lab to the fab. As large-area graphene is now becoming available, it is essential to develop characterisation methods that are fast, non-destructive and accurate - and here conventional lithography falls short. Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS) based electrical mapping is a powerful emerging method for non-contact mapping of graphene’s electrical properties, developed at DTU over the past 8 years.

DTU wish to employ a post-doctoral researcher for 36 months to carry out research in electrical properties of graphene using THz-TDS, including development of THz-TDS based methods and instrumentation for fast, accurate and reproducible mapping of the electronic properties of large-scale graphene (in particular continuous characterisation of R2R-based CVD graphene), and methods for analyzing of high quality encapsulated graphene using THz-TDS.


  • Candidates should have a PhD degree in physics or equivalent.
  • Experience with terahertz time-domain spectroscopy or THz physics
  • You are an experimentalist, and have hands-on experience with design, construction of equipment or experimental setups is an advantage
  • Experience with graphene synthesis, transfer and integration is relevant
  • Solid theoretical background and knowledge of concepts and methods in the field/literature, especially within electronics, optics and applications of 2D materials and advanced thin films.
  • Other relevant characterisation techniques for graphene such as Raman spectroscopy, SEM, TEM and AFM and electrical measurements.
Other relevant qualifications 
  • Scientific production and research potential at international level
  • Innovative skills and the ability to generate new ideas
  • Independent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and language skills (English language)
  • Experience with international collaborations and collaborations with industry
We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years and must start no later than 1 April 2020. 

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Peter Bøggild, tel.: +45 21362798,   

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Please submit your online application no later than 20 December 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:  
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • MSc/PhD diploma
  • List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Physics conducts cross-disciplinary research where micro- and nanotechnology is applied to a wide range of scientific disciplines (electronics, mechanics, chemistry, optics, fluidics, medical and biotechnology) as well as applications. The Nanoscale Materials and Devices section (NANOMADE) at DTU Physics is focused on basic and applied research, and with strong international collaborations. The 2D Electronic Materials group led by Peter Bøggild is involved in the EU Graphene Flagship and Centre of Excellence Center for Nanostructured Graphene, and works closely with Prof. Peter Uhd Jepsen from DTU Fotonik on terahertz research.

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