PhD scholarship in Computational Atomistic Studies of AC Quantum Transport in the THz Regime

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Frist 1. oktober 2020
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The Theoretical Nanoelectronics group (Prof. M. Brandbyge) at the Department of Physics, DTU, seeks a candidate to perform computational quantum transport studies of nano-conductors in the THz AC regime.

A main target is to provide atomistic and quantum mechanical insights to link measurements to theory for various scattering mechanisms, f.ex. grain boundaries and point defects, in two-dimensional conductors. Here we will employ a newly developed multi-scale method to reach experimentally relevant length-scales[1]. Another target is to consider the THz field in scanning probe setups using our multi-electrode methods[2]

Candidates should have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.

Essential requirements:

  • M.Sc. degree in physics, materials science, chemistry, or engineering
  • Solid background in theoretical solid-state physics and/or quantum chemistry.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferable experience:

  • Experience with electronic structure calculation based on Density Functional Theory.
  • Experience with atomistic electron transport calculations.
  • Theory of electronic structure of 2D materials and interfaces.
  • Good command of computational tools on Linux clusters (scripting and programming)

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

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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 upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. 

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Mads Brandbyge,

Please submit your online application no later than 1 October 1st 2020 (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 out 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
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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.

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[1] G. Calogero, N. Papior, M. Koleini, M. H. L. Larsen, M. Brandbyge, ”Multi-scale approach to first-principles electron transport beyond 100nm”, Nanoscale 11, 6153 (2019).

[2] N. R. Papior, N. Lorente, T. Frederiksen, A. Garcia, M. Brandbyge, ”Improvements on non-equilibrium and transport Green function techniques: The next-generation TRANSIESTA“, Comp. Phys. Comm., 212, 8, (2017).