Research Assistant position open. Send CV to Professor Madhukar: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are an interdisciplinary group focused on "Quantum Nanophotonics"
that involves creating and studying on-chip quantum devices and circuits
that exploit the first quantum particle-- the photon-- for information
sensing , transfer, and processing utilizing the rules of quantum mechanics.
It is a foundational subset of the general field of "Quantum Information".
"Quantum Information" is the signature emerging science and technology of the 21st
century to supplement the communication, computing, and sensing / imaging technologies
of the 20th century built upon the laws of classical physics. Electrons and photons,
employed in large numbers, are the basic "work-horses" of these classical technologies.
Employing as few electrons and photons as possible to achieve the same (and new)
functions reliably is critical to reducing power consumption per bit of processed
information in the exploding world of "Big Data". Creating systems that utilize as
few as "single" particles to do the work requires following the laws of quantum mechanics
for designing the systems and their fabrication requires building blocks at the nanoscale
(typically from 10nm to 200nm).
Building such on-chip systems demands parallel and well-coordinated efforts in the growth
of appropriate combinations of materials with atomic-level control, their structural and
chemical characterization, fabricating individual as well as interconnected devices
(i.e. circuits) and studying their appropriate optical and electronic properties. Such
an effort demands researchers from backgrounds and interests in Materials Science,
Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering, and Applied Math.