PhD on Modelling and Characterisation of QD Structures and Lasers at Tyndall National Institute/Cork Institute of Technology, IrelandThe Tyndall National Institute in Cork, Ireland has a vacancy for an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) to pursue a PhD degree, funded for a period of 36 months.

The ESR will be registered as a PhD student at Cork Institute
of Technology (, and will carry out the majority of his/her research at the Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork ( The research project will involve Modelling and Characterisation of Quantum Dot Structures and Lasers, and will combine theoretical modelling of QD systems with their characterisation
and optimisation, focusing principally on mid-­‐infrared lasers for gas
sensing, but also on telecommunications. Techniques used will include 8-­‐band k.p models, and advanced spectroscopy such as Time-­‐Resolved
Photoluminescence and Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy. The
ESR will be co-­‐supervised by Dr. Guillaume Huyet of the Photonic Device Dynamics Group at Tyndall/CIT (,
and Prof. Eoin O’Reilly of the Photonics Theory Group at Tyndall
(­‐theory-­‐group). He/she will work
closely with other PROPHET researchers at Lancaster University (UK),
Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis & Stochastics (Germany),
and the industry partner Kittiwake Procal (UK), with a number of secondment visits to these partners.


The applicant will be required to satisfy the eligibility criteria for Marie Curie Early Stage Researchers, i.e.;

• Must be within the first four years (full-­‐time equivalent) of their research career

• Must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies,
etc.) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the three years immediately
prior to their recruitment The applicant will also be expected to have a
first or second class honours (or equivalent) undergraduate degree
in physics or a related discipline.

Contact : Dr Guillaume HUYET