Baylor University, Physics

2061 12195
Position ID:Baylor University-Physics-PHDPOSITION [#12195]
Position Title: PhD Graduate Student Positions in Nano-Optics and Optical Metasurfaces
Position Location:Texas, United States [map]
Subject Areas: photonics / Nonlinear optics
Nanotechnology/Devices / Devices
Physics / Optics and Photonics
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/09/29, finished 2020/04/05, listed until 2019/09/29)
Position Description:    

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The Nano-Optics group at Baylor University invites applicants for a PhD to participate in nonlinear and quantum nano-photonics, metasurfaces, and zero-index optics. The successful candidate will join our research program led by Professor Howard Lee in the Department of Physics. 

The Nano-Optics group study nonlinear and quantum properties of optical metasurfaces and epsilon-near-zero nano-materials. The successful candidate is expected to make high-impact contributions to cutting edge research areas and might find opportunity to collaborate with scientists at Texas A&M, National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, and U.S. Naval Research Lab, etc. 

 • Degree major in Physics, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, etc. 
 • Basic knowledge in optics and solid state physics 
 • Research background in optics, photonics, and nanofabrication 
 • Highly motivated, fair experimental skills and have passion in optics research 
 • Research Fellowship (range $23,000-$33,000 per year) and full tuition waiver will be given 

To Apply: 
Interested applicants should send a CV to Prof. Howard Lee ( For more information about the research activities of the group, please visit More information regarding PhD program and official graduate application can be found at GRE and TOFEL exams are required for admission as PhD canadaite. Suitable candidate could start the position as early as 1st January 2019. 

About Baylor University: Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 16,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting staff who support our mission as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris. Baylor University ranked 71 in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges among National Universities. 

About the Nano-Optics lab: Part of our nano-optics lab is located in the 508,000 square foot Baylor Sciences Building (BSB), as well as in the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC). Our labs at Baylor equipped with Ti:Sapphire femtosecond laser system with optical parametric amplifier, mode-locked diode pumped Nd:YAG laser amplifier with tunable OPA, supercontinuum light source, tunable lasers, ellipsometer, ALD/sputtering deposition machines, pressure-assisted high temperature filling system (for hybrid metal/semiconductor filled microstructured fiber), optical characterization and optical fiber post-processing facilities, etc. Our nanofabrication facilities include state-of-the-art Ebeam lithography system, FIB milling system, high resolution SEM/AFM, etc. As we are affiliated with TexasA&M, the nanofabrication would also be performed at the Henry F. Taylor Nanofabrication Facility and the Microscopy and Imaging Center at Texas A&M. To learn more about Dr. Lee’s lab, please visit his webpage at 

About Prof. Lee: Howard Lee is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Baylor University and IQSE Fellow and visiting professor in the Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering (IQSE) at TexasA&M. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Caltech, working with Prof. Harry Atwater in active plasmonics/metasurfaces. He received his PhD in Physics from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Germany in 2012 under the supervision of Prof. Philip Russell (2015 President of OSA). His current research focuses on active plasmonics/metasurfaces, linear and nonlinear zero-index optics, quantum biophotonics, “meta”-fiber optics, and hybrid photonic-plasmonic on-chip optical devices. His work on nano-optics and plasmonics has led to publications in various journals, such as Science, Nano Letters, Advanced Materials, and Optics Letters as well as 45 invited talks and 130 conference papers. Dr. Lee is a recipient of a 2018 NSF CAREER Award, a 2017 DARPA Young Faculty Award, a 2018 OSA Ambassador, a 2017 APS Robert S. Hyer Award, a 2018 Baylor Young Investigator Development Award, a 2016 Baylor Proposal Development Award, and a 2012 Croucher Postdoctoral Fellowship. His group has awarded for external grants with total amount of ~ $3M in the first three years at Baylor University.

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Contact: Prof. Howard Lee
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Department of Physics
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97316
Waco, TX 76798-7316
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