Open PhD positions
Who are we looking for: Graduates and students of the final semester of MSc programmes Physics and Optometry. We also invite candidates from the Nanostructure Engineering, as well as the Applications of Physics in Biology and Medicine programmes, who are keen on extending their knowledge and on the application of their skills in research work grounded on fibre optics and micro-optofluidics.
Description of research: The PhD students will join the Structured Optics and Optofluidics Group at the Department of Photonics. The Group members conduct research stretching over to photonics, optofluidics and nonlinear optics and take advantage of their own technological facilities and extensive experimental laboratories. The available research axes include:
1. Scaling of the sensing functionalities of nano-particles of materials such as diamond, carbon, gold or silver, where specifically the planned research shall involve:
- integration of nanomaterials with optical fibres for implementing optics-based sensing such as the optically detected magnetic resonance (ODMR),
- shaping of functionalized fibres at the micro-and nano-scale,
- application of nanomaterials-functionalized anti-resonant hollow-core fibres in micro-optofluidics.
2. Functionalization of fibres with nanomaterials for the shaping of optical nonlinear response, where the research is to include:
- self-defocusing effects in fibres functionalized with nanomaterials such as nanodiamond and nanosilver,
- modelling and measurements of dynamics of nonlinear optics effects in presence of self-defocusing in fibres,
- application of developed functionalized fibres in ultrashort pulse light sources such as mode-locked oscillators, fibre amplifiers and supercontinuum sources.
Collaboration: During the realization of the thesis, the PhD students will have to opportunity to undertake and develop their collaboration with our domestic and foreign partners, including:
- Jagiellonian University (prof. Wojciech Gawlik and dr. Adam Wojciechowski)
- Gdańsk University of Technology (dr. hab. Robert Bogdanowicz)
- Institute of Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine (dr. Wioleta Białobrzeska, dr. Paweł Schweiger)
- Université de Franche-Comté, Institut FEMTO-ST, France (dr. Thibaut Sylvestre)
- University of Bern, Switzerland (prof. dr. Alexander Heidt)
- Université de Lille, France (prof. Arnaud Mussot)
Available PhD advisers: prof. Ryszard Buczyński, dr. hab. Rafał Kasztelanic, dr. hab. Mariusz Klimczak
How to apply & deadlines: the application is to be submitted to the Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences, University of Warsaw, until 28th June 2021, using the Internet Recruitment of Candidates (“IRK” system) at:
Each of the PhD students shall have the opportunity to apply for additional support in the scope of our current research projects realized at the Department of Photonics, based on rules applicable to the given project.
Contact: We encourage the preparation of the application to the IRK system, as well as to contact us directly at:
Ryszard.Buczynski@fuw.edu.pl and Mariusz.Klimczak@fuw.edu.pl - we reply to emails! :-)
Originally published on - June 8, 2021, 9:01 a.m.
Last update on - June 14, 2021, 2:42 p.m.
Publisher - Sekretariat IGF