Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory AFRL
Design of Hybrid Nano-Optical Systems
Munitions Directorate, RW/Advanced Guidance
||Eglin Air Force Base, FL 325426810
|Jimmy E Touma
AFRL is investigating nano-optical devices, such as metamaterials and photonic crystals, to develop smaller optical systems and gain better control of a wide band of the electromagnetic spectrum. Our research interests involve developing novel devices utilizing, for example, spatially varying lattices, bio-inspired deformities in photonic crystals, plasmonic/photonic crystal sensors, and hybrid systems that combine metallic (plasmonic) and dielectric metasurfaces.
We are seeking highly-motivated and dynamic researchers to work alongside us on the design and analysis of nano-optical systems and sensors that are of immediate applicability to USAF systems. The candidate should have a Ph.D in nano-optics or closely related fields, with focus on nanomaterials modeling and design. A strong modeling and simulations background is required in programming languages such as C/C++, CUDA, Python, or Julia, or in commercial packages such as COMSOL or ANSYS HSFF. Knowledge of ray-tracing, optical systems design and characterization, and fabrication techniques such as multi-photon lithography are highly desired.
Metamaterials; Metasurfaces; Plasmonics; Optics; Photonic Crystals; COMSOL; ANSYS HSFF; Nano-Optics; Nanomaterials; Modeling and Simulation
Open to U.S. citizens
Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
$3,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Engineering & Computer Science
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.