INSTITUTE OF APPLIED PHYSICS - Start of International Research Training Group (IRTG) 2101 with Canada

Start of International Research Training Group (IRTG) 2101 with Canada

 By September 1, 2015, the new International Research Training Group (IRTG), founded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) will be installed and staffed with up to nine PhD student positions. The IRTG 2101 "Guided light, tightly packed: novel concepts, components and applications", whose German spokesperson is IAP director Prof. Andreas T√ľnnermann, will provide excellent academic training for talented young scientists in a high impact research program driven by a transatlantic network of one German and three Canadian partners, each of them renowned for its complementary research profile. The research program of the IRTG focuses on optical waveguides and related technologies to confine and control light in ultra-compact devices, which will allow generating, manipulating, and sensing light with unmatched precision and efficiency. Forefront basic research is focused on novel fiber structures, precision laser structuring, and photonic materials with tailored properties. Based on the developed fundamental concepts and technologies for the dense integration of photonic elements with comprehensive functionality, the IRTG investigates their exploitation for the realization of novel telecommunication devices, biomedical sensors, integrated quantum systems, and laser sources, as well as production technologies, and green technologies.
The foundation of the IRTG is formed by four excellent academic partner institutions having established a vital collaboration. Each of them offers unique research infrastructures and profile. The engaged principal investigators have been selected to highest academic standards to form a research team of trust which takes responsibility of the most precious part of our science community, the talented early stage researchers who will be responsible for science in the future. The IRTG is coordinated by the Abbe School of Photonics (ASP).

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>> link to the press release issued by the DFG
>> further details on the IRTG on the ASP website
>> open PhD positions within the IRTG - APPLY NOW!

News from: 22.05.2015 11:07
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