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Date:         Thu, 1 Mar 2001 12:15:33 +0200
Reply-To:     Jo van Zwaren de Zwarenstein <[log in to unmask]>
Sender:       Optics Newsletter <[log in to unmask]>
From:         Jo van Zwaren de Zwarenstein <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:      Optics-L: Post Doct Fellow Positions in laser nanofabrication,
              ma terial diagnostics, and nano-optics fabrication
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> Post Doctoral Fellow Positions > University of Toronto > > The University of Toronto is seeking three postdoctoral fellows for a > major new initiative in laser nanofabrication, material diagnostics, and > nano-optics fabrication. State-of-the-art laser-processing facilities and > optical material fabrication and diagnostic infrastructure are funded from > various government and industrial sources. The research is centered in the > Photonics Group of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, > and directed by Professor Peter R. Herman. > > 1 - F2-Laser Nanofabrication Facility The post doctoral fellow will drive > the development of precise optical tools and nanofabrication processes in > one of the world's forefront facilities for F2-laser nanofabrication > research. The record short-wavelength light of 157 nm drives strong > interactions in challenging materials at sub-micron feature sizes that are > attractive for widespread application in fabricating photonic components, > optical circuits, lab-on-a-chip systems, and wireless electronic circuits. > Responsibilities include co-supervision of graduate students, coordination > of research activities with scientists from academia and industry, and > co-management of the novel facility. The $1 million program also includes > establishing state-of-the-art optical communication diagnostics. The > research goals are new micromachining and photosensitivity processes for > fabricating and/or tuning optical circuits, 3-D photonic devices, photonic > bandgap structures, and binary optics. These studies are to be integrated > with related program in ultrafast laser processing. > > 2 - Photonic-Bandgap Integrated Optical Circuits An outstanding candidate > is sought for a collaborative project to integrate photonic bandgap > structures into functional optical circuits. Three-dimensional diffractive > optical structures offer in theory, powerful capabilities in managing > light in optical circuits. The goal is to practically harness this > capability within the structure of our existing photonics fabrication > program (the F2-laser nanofabrication facility and ultrafast-laser > processing laboratory) and through collaboration with a leading > photonic-bandgap group at the University of Toronto. The project is suited > to a technically strong and creative individual motivated to revolutionize > the future manufacturing of photonic circuits. > > 3 - Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy of Aluminum A laser-spectroscopy > specialist is required to drive an industrially sponsored research program > in laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy of recycled aluminum. The goal is > to develop novel laser and diagnostic technology for collecting accurate > assays of aluminum metal for a future large-scale pilot project in > automobile recycling by Alcan International. One project is the study of a > new laser interaction - invented at the University of Toronto - that > entails high-repetition 'bursts' of ultrafast laser pulses. This approach > promises to cleanly remove surface oxides and precisely probe the > underlying bulk aluminum within a single burst. Research centers on > fundamental laser interactions and defining laser processing windows in > cooperation with our industrial partner. > > The research positions entail extensive academic collaboration within the > Engineering Faculty, the Department of Physics, the Department of > Chemistry, and Photonics Research Ontario ( www.pro.on.ca > <http://www.pro.on.ca/>) and with other academic research centers: Laser > Labortorium, Goettingen, Germany; National Research Council, Canada; and > Optical Fibre Technology Centre, Australia. Research also includes close > interaction with world-leading photonics and manufacturing companies in > Canada (i.e. JDS Uniphase, Mitel, Raytheon Elcan Optical Technology, Alcan > International) and internationally (i.e. Photonics Integrated Research, > Lambda Physik, MicroLas). Our principle goals are forefront science and > engineering research for public dissemination in high-quality journals and > the generation of intellectual property. Successful candidates will lead > one of the following three research areas. > > Required qualifications for all three positions include a Ph.D. in > experimental Physics, Engineering Science, or Electrical Engineering, and > experience with several of the following areas: F2 or excimer lasers, > ultrafast lasers, optical and opto-mechanical design, photonic devices for > optical communications, optical waveguide fabrication and modelling, > optical communication diagnostics, photonic bandgaps, laser-matter > interaction physics, spectroscopy, and material diagnostics (SEM, FTIR, > AFM, SEM, EDX, ESR). An independent and highly motivated person with good > technical and communication skills is required. Each position entails a > supervisory role with graduate students and other researchers. The > successful candidate will also be responsible for coordination and > administration of research involving visiting scientists and industrial > partners in the local booming Photonics industry. > > The postdoctoral positions are available immediately and remain open until > filled. Provide a CV, relevant publications, three references, and recent > university transcripts by mail, electronically, or by fax: > > Professor Peter R. Herman > 10 King's College Rd. Tel: 416-978-7722 > Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering Fax: 416-971-3020 > University of Toronto, Toronto, ON [log in to unmask] > M5S-3G4, CANADA > > The University of Toronto is Canada's top university, located in the > center of Canada's largest and most dynamic city. Toronto is home to a > large and diverse immigrant population and has low-crime rates. See more > at: <http://www.utoronto.ca/toronto.htm> > > > Further Employment Information: > <http://www.ecf.utoronto.ca/~hermanp/job_available.htm> > > >


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