PhD studentship in Physics, Queen’s University

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There is an immediate opening for a student with a background in thin film physics or nanomaterials interested in pursuing a PhD or Masters at Queen’s University.

The University is particularly interested in those specializing in optics or photonics.

Candidates require at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Physics, Engineering Physics, Materials Science or a related discipline.

Students will gain experience working in an exciting lab, exploring fundamental questions of chaos and fractal growth of nanomaterials, while developing useful applications in optics, photonic crystals, and electromagnetic devices.

Students will gain experience with thin film fabrication and nanotechnology in a state-of-the-art cleanroom and use equipment including a variable-angle spectroscopic ellipsometer, a custom designed deposition system, and an atomic force microscope.

Skills that are beneficial include:

  • hands-on experience in a research lab,
  • experience in a thin film fabrication facility, experience with ellipsometry,
  • strong optics and photonics training,
  • Labview programming experience,
  • strong computer skills, and
  • a careful, methodical approach to research and the scientific method.


    Send resume and references to:

    Dr. Kevin Robbie
    Department of Physics
    Queen’s University
    Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6
    Canada Phone: +1 (613) 533-2714

    Fax: +1 (613) 533-6463

    or Email: robbie [at] with Grad Student in Optics in the subject line.

    Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

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