Post-docs to work on an interdisciplinary project related to printing images with ultrafast lasers

     

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The Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs 6,000 people supporting the three main missions of the institutions: education, research and innovation. The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of 16,000 people, including over 10,000 students and 3,500 researchers from 120 different countries.

Post-docs to work on an interdisciplinary project related to printing images with ultrafast lasers

Your mission :
The advertised position is to join an interdisciplinary project between two EPFL laboratories, the Galatea Lab and LCAV.

The Galatea Lab investigates the use of ultrafast lasers in the broad field of micro- and nano- technologies. Intrinsically multidisciplinary, the team gathers scientists with expertise as diverse as materials science, mechanical engineering, physics and optics, with the common goal on one hand of understanding the interaction of femtosecond lasers with transparent materials, and on the other hand, of implementing these findings into innovative microengineering applications, such as new fabrication processes, novel optomechanical devices and platforms for integrated micro-optics.

LCAV is a signal processing laboratory that develops fundamental mathematical tools, which it applies to all kinds of signals in the areas of audio, imaging and communications. After over twenty years of existence, the lab’s impact can be seen in high-impact academic papers, spin-off companies and numerous graduates who are now professors or leaders in industry.

The aim of the project is to bring together the skills of these two laboratories to design methods to print data in materials using ultrafast lasers, in particular, printing color images. The project has the potential to make a significant industrial impact.

Main duties and responsibilities include :
  • While you will predominantly be based at the Galatea Lab in Neuchâtel, your role will sit between the two laboratories and you will be responsible for making the interface between both sides of the project. This will include providing support to two PhD candidates, one in each lab, while developing your own track of research.
  • Utilizing your expertise in optical design and laser physics, your main task will be to contribute to investigating novel data printing strategies. You will fabricate prototypes that you will model numerically, test and characterize
  • You are expected to publish journal papers and potentially write patent applications, if relevant.


Your profile :
  • A PhD in condensed matter, optics, ultrashort laser physics, or similar.
  • Knowledge of basic signal processing and a desire to learn more in this field.
  • Good experimental skills
  • Proven ability to work in a team in an international, multidisciplinary environment
  • Some prior knowledge of one or more of the following topics would be an asset: femtosecond laser interaction with dielectrics, EM wave interaction with quasi-periodic sub-wavelength structures, precision engineering and/or glass sciences, communication channels.



We offer :
  • A young, dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and international working environment
  • Participating in a team project involving another post-doc and two PhDs and their supervisors
  • Excellent state-of-the-art facilities
  • Competitive salary according to EPFL salary scale


Start date :
As soon as possible

Place of work : Neuchâtel

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Duration of the contract :
1 year

Mrs Josiane Pachoud, josiane.pachoud [at] epfl[.]ch

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