The Division of Micro and Nanosystems at the KTH School of Electrical Engineering invites applications for two Ph.D. student positions. We are seeking applicants who have a desire to conduct cutting-edge research within the areas of photonic MEMS and/or nanoscale and NEMS relays for logic/electronic applications. In our collaborative project with international partners from the EU, your task will be to develop next-generation MEMS/NEMS devices with dramatically improved, or entirely novel functionalities. As a Ph.D. student in MEMS and NEMS you will be part of an interdisciplinary research team that consists of members with different professional and cultural backgrounds. All projects involve both theoretical and experimental tasks as well as cooperation with other scientific disciplines. Experimental work will be conducted in the KTH micro and nano fabrication cleanroom in Stockholm-Kista and the KTH laser lab. The projects engage several fellow Ph.D. students at MST and are supervised by at least two senior researchers. The projects are conducted in close cooperation with high-profile industrial partners and European universities.
The Division of Micro and Nanosystems (MST) is conducting research in the area of micro and nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS / NEMS) and deals with devices that have dimensions in the micro and nanoscale, and on the technologies to fabricate such devices. The department is among the leading research groups in Europe and consists of more than 40 researchers and students. Research at MST includes both applied and fundamental studies of MEMS and NEMS devices, and is done in close collaboration with Swedish and European industries. Application areas include: Communications, sensing, biomedicine, environmental monitoring, and the automotive applications. For more information see https: // www. kth.se/is/mst/research/.
Third-cycle subjec t: Electrical engineering
Supervision: Prof. Frank Niklaus.
What we offer
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6, read more hereSelection
In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:
The successful applicant is expected to hold a M.Sc. degree in engineering physics, electrical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, bioengineering, or a corresponding degree from a major university. A specialization in micro and nanosystems is an asset.
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.
Target degree: Doctoral degreeInformation regarding admission and employment
Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ' time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.Union representatives
Contact information KTH's website.Doctoral section (Students' union on KTH Royal Institute of
Contact information section's website.Application
Apply for the position and admission through KTH's recruitment system. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.
Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).
Applications must include:
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