Posted: August 11, 2008

European nanotechnology PhD program has 12 open positions

(Nanowerk News) The Krakow Interdisciplinary PhD-Project in Nanoscience and Advanced Nanostructures, financed by European Union Innovative Economy Programme with Foundation for Polish Science, has been selected for support as one of three projects in the first call for the International PhD Studies Programme.
8 PhD positions are opened in 2008 and 4 in 2009. The project duration is nearly 5 years, of which 6 to 24 months the students will spend abroad, mostly in Western European institutes that enter the consortium. A stipend for a month spent in Krakow is 3000 PLN and 4500 PLN abroad (tax free). This currently corresponds to 930 and 1400 EUR, respectively.
Positions are currently opened in the following topics:

1) Structure and properties of networks of nanoscopic magnetic wires

2) Electronic structure of artificial atoms and molecules: spin-orbit coupling effects

3) Computer simulations of quantum transport in semiconductor nanodevices

4) Surfactants, polyelectrolytes and nanoparticles as building blocks for surface nanostructures

5) Design and computer simulations of the nanodevices to applications in quantum computing

6) Nanostructures and stability of thin liquid layers

7) Current induced magnetization switching (CIMS) and noise characterization of MgO based magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs)

8) Dynamics of nanostructural organization and activity of photosynthetic systems in natural and model membranes

Recruitment procedure
Applications should contain the documents requested in the recruitment procedure. Do not forget to indicate the topic you apply for.
The application deadline is 22.09.2008.
Applications and questions should be sent to [email protected] .
For more info about the specific topic - please contact the supervisor.
Recruitment in 2009
In September 2009 four more PhD positions will be opened:

9) Hybrid organic-inorganic layered materials - precursors of semiconducting nanostructures

10) Surface and interface properties of metal-oxide magnetic nanostructures

11) Nanostructures and stability of thin liquid layers

12) Physical properties of multilayer thin films of Mg-Ti-V/Ni and their hydrides

For more information about the individual positions:
Source: AP
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