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Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory   AFRL

Symbiotically Enhancing Optical and Electromechanical Microsystems


Air Force Institute of Technology

opportunity location
13.50.00.C0105 AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 454337542


name email phone
Hengky Chandrahalim (937) 255-3636


AFIT Microsystems Lab is actively developing new multifunctional microsystems that integrate microphotonics, MEMS, optofluidics, and nonlinear optical materials. We focus our research efforts on designing and fabricating symbiotically advancing optical and electromechanical microsystems, such as MEMS-assisted photonic devices and optically-excited MEMS. We are also investigating the emerging areas of optofluidics, opto-acousto-fluidics, optomechanics, nonlinear optics, photonic-phononic microsystems, magneto-acoustic, 3D nanomachining on non-traditional substrates, and high-Q cavities for various sensing (acoustic, physical, electromagnetic, chemical/biochemical, etc.) applications. We have close collaborations with world-class researchers at AFRL. The selected associate will have access to state-of-the-art nanofabrication and characterization facilities at AFIT and AFRL.

The Associate will have a PhD degree in engineering, or a related field; and training or work experience in areas related to the research thrust areas listed above. Background in microfabrication is helpful. Strong communication skills and the ability to work independently within an interdisciplinary team is necessary.


- Hengky Chandrahalim, Qiushu Chen, Ali A. Said, Mark Dugan, and Xudong Fan, "Monolithic optofluidic ring resonator lasers created by femtosecond laser nanofabrication," Lab Chip, 15, 2015, pp. 2335-2340. DOI: 10.1039/c5lc00254k

- Hengky Chandrahalim, Stephen C. Rand, and Xudong Fan, "Fusion of renewable ring resonator lasers and ultrafast laser inscribed photonic waveguides," Sci. Rep., 6, 2016, pp. 32668. DOI: 10.1038/srep32668

- Lei Wan, Hengky Chandrahalim, Cong Chen, Qiushu Chen, Ting Mei, Yuji Oki, Naoya Nishimura, Lingjie Jay Guo, and Xudong Fan, "On-chip, high-sensitivity temperature sensors based on dye-doped solid-state polymer microring lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett., 111, 2017, pp. 061109. DOI: 10.1063/1.4986825

Optics; Photonics; MEMS; Acoustics; Optofluidics; Nonlinear optics; Optomechanics; Sensors; Actuators; Lasers; Resonators; Microfabrication; Nanofabrication; Microfluidic


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$76,542.00 $4,000.00

$3,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Engineering & Computer Science

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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