PhD in Physical and Chemical Sciences at the University of L’Aquila, Italy

The University of L’Aquila (Italy) is inviting applications for a PhD in Physical and Chemical Sciences starting in December 2022 (expected)

The research project focuses on the theoretical modelling of ultrafast radiation-matter interaction in nanophotonic systems (plasmonic nanostructures, dielectric metasurfaces, photonic crystal fibres) enabling innovative nanophotonic applications. The theoretical research activity is mainly framed at the interface between ultrafast spectroscopy and nanophotonics, focusing on the modelling of ultrafast chiroptical spectroscopies. The computational modelling activity will support experimental investigations of European collaborators aiming at the development of innovative nanophotonic devices for optofluidic sensing of chiral pharmaceuticals. During the PhD the successful candidates will engage with computational work supervised by academics from the Department of Physical and Chemical Sciences at The University of L’Aquila.

The students will develop physical models to evaluate electromagnetic field distributions in nanophotonic environments and their ultrafast interaction with molecules. Given the inherent interdisciplinarity of the project, the successful candidates will work in a friendly and multi-disciplinary environment, collaborating closely with leading experimental research groups from Europe.

Project team: Prof. Andrea Marini & Prof. Isabella Daidone (Internal supervisors, University of L’Aquila, Italy)

Candidate Requirements: The successful applicants will ideally have graduated (or be due to graduate) with a MSc in Physics, Photonics, Physical Engineering, Mathematical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics or related subjects.

Application: You can find information on the application procedure at this link:
In brief:

- Please submit your application by the online application platform:
- Please note that the application deadline is August 22 at 1 pm italian time.

- After evaluation of the CVs, shortlisted applicants will be invited for the online interview during the first week of September, which date will be communicated on September 2.

Funding Notes: The studentships include tuition fees, a stipend (net ≈ 1600€ per month / ≈ 2200€ per month for secondment abroad) and research/training expenses for 3 years.

Informal queries on the project and on the application procedure should be directed to Prof. Andrea Marini