Yong P. Chen Research Group - Quantum Matter and Devices Lab - Purdue University
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New!  Postdoc Positions at Purdue Quantum Science and Engineering Institute (PQSEI)

Quantum Matter and Devices (QMD) Laboratory, Department of Physics and Astronomy, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Purdue Quantum Science and Engineering Institute (PQSEI), and Birck Nanotechnology Center (BNC), at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA is looking for highly motivated postdocs in experimental quantum materials and devices.

Systems and materials of interest include topological materials (topological insulators, semimetals and superconductors) and 2D materials (2D magnets, insulators/semiconductors, etc. and twistronics). The group has broad research activities and resources ranging from materials synthesis/development, to measurements by multiple techniques (charge/spin based quantum transport/devices, quantum sensing, optical/optoelectronics, and scanning probe microscopy).  Experimental facilities available to the project include state-of-art nanofabrication cleanroom (BNC),  synthesis (bulk crystal growth and CVD furnaces), multiple cryostats (including a 10mK/12T dilution fridge) for both quantum transport and optical/optoelectronics (e.g. Raman, PL, g2, relaxometry, MOKE) measurements, a UHV surface science cluster for STM, XPS, HREELs etc. (with additional, low T/high-B STMs available off campus), etc.   

Available openings/projects include: 1) studies of quantum materials with potential novel quasiparticles (e.g majorana/non-Abelian anyons) using qubits/quantum sensing related techniques such as Josephson junctions and superconductor circuits, as well as NV center or 2D materials (e.g. h-BN) based spin defect centers; 2) in-situ/operando STM and other surface science/scanning microscopy/spectroscopy studies of quantum/nano materials and devices;  3) spintronic and quantum optical/optoelectronic studies of quantum materials.  

Interested candidates with expertise in one or more topics listed above are welcome to email Prof. Yong P. Chen (yongchen@purdue.edu) with CV, or/and SMS to +1-765-426-7612 (for meeting during APS March Meeting). 



Current Postdoc Opportunities:

Postdoctoral Position in Quantum Matter and Devices Lab

Applications are invited for postdoctoral positions in the group of Professor Yong P. Chen, the Quantum Matter and Devices (QMD) Laboratory affiliated with Purdue Physics, ECE, Purdue Quantum Science and Engineering Institute and Birck Nanotechnology Center. Candidates with strong background in experimental research in one of the following areas/topics are welcome:

1) Experimental condensed matter/nano physics & quantum devices: especially solid state quantum devices, quatum computing and quantum sensing (e.g., superconducting Josephson junctions, spin qubits, NV centers); 

2) Experimental AMO physics and quantum optics: such as cold atom physics, quantum optics & photonics

Please send CV to yongchen@purdue.edu.


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Other Openings

The QMD group welcomes applications from exceptionally motivated and qualified individuals at postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate levels. Research areas include experimental nanophysics and devices, condensed matter and material physics, atomic molecular and optical physics and quantum information. More detailed descriptions on current research projects can be found in www.physics.purdue.edu/quantum/research.php. Interested candidates should contact Prof. Yong P. Chen (yongchen@purdue.edu).


Additional postdoc opportunities:

1) Lillian Gilbreth Postdoctoral Fellowships at Purdue Engineering (next due date Dec. 15, 2018;  select projects on "quantum photonics+spintronics in 2D materials, joint with Prof. V. Shalaev" or "spintronics and quantum devices with high Tc materials, joint with Prof. Haiyan Wang", or propose your own project) 

2) Joint postdoc opportunities with AIMR International Materials Research Center at Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan ("Quantum Materials and Spintronics" International Joint Lab, position based in AIMR and can work and spend time in both Tohoku and Purdue, making use of facilities in both sites) 

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