Do you enjoy working in an interdisciplinary research setting and do you want to be active in a collaboration between academia and industry? The Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences is looking for an ambitious PhD student. Introduction
Nonlinear luminescence of nanocrystals and relevant applications have attracted more and more attention. In order to make it effective for local environmental response to nanoparticle photoactivation, optimization of the nanostructures and the luminescence are required.
Previous work by our research group has shown that (non)linear luminescence and associated dynamics can be tailored by structure, composition, and dopants.
The project aims to optimize the solar-induced luminescence of nanoparticles and realize its influence on the local environment of nanoparticles.
The project is an active collaboration with industry. You will be appointed at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) (Van 't Hof Institute for Molecular Sciences).What are you going to do?
The main challenge of this new project is to achieve efficient luminescent cooling using nanomaterials. You will design and synthesize novel nanostructures with desired optical properties, characterize the properties of these nanoparticles and study the associated luminescence dynamics. You need to creatively develop special nanostructures and components to achieve the desired effect.
The goal is to understand and design luminescence and its impact on the local environment, and to be able to manipulate desired properties of the local environment. You need to determine the best conditions to achieve control over factors such as host, dopant ions, dopant concentration, excitation wavelength, etc.
Your creativity, enthusiasm and passion are key to the success of this project.
These challenges provide ample opportunities to tune nanostructures, doping patterns, and interactions between nanoparticles and their local environment, which will be guided by computational and spectroscopic studies.Tasks and responsibilities:
- Conducting independent research in nanoparticle synthesis & luminescence, resulting in academic publications in peer-reviewed international journals and/or books;
- Collaborating with our industrial partners, including reporting and presenting your work to them;
- Writing research reports, papers and a PhD thesis;
- Presenting your work at national and international conferences;
- Actively contributing to and developing national and international research networks and other forms of cooperation;
- Supervising Bachelor and Master students.