The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Ohio University (Athens, Ohio, USA) and the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (Chengdu, Sichuan, China) seek candidates for postdoctoral research positions. These positions are for candidates to conduct theoretical and computational studies of nanostructures and nanocrystals, with a focus on photonics and energy, in an international research group led by Prof. Alexander Govorov. Research will be conducted in two places at two institutions, at Ohio University in the US and at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) in Chengdu, China. An incoming postdoctoral researcher can make his/her choice of workplace in either of these institutions. Simultaneously, these positions involve a strong cooperation with the Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences (IFFS) in Chengdu, led by Prof. Zhiming Wang (http://www.iffs.uestc.edu.cn/iffs_en).
The research group led by Alexander Govorov is working on optical and photochemical properties of nanostructures and nanomaterials. The research topics currently pursued in the group include plasmonic nanostructures, hot electrons, plasmonic photothermal phenomena, quantum effects in plasmonic and excitonic systems, hybrid nanoscale systems, bio-assemblies, chiral bio-plasmonics, surface photochemistry, nanoscale systems for energy conversion, etc. There will be opportunities to interact with experimentalists and participate in multidisciplinary projects. Further information about the research group and relevant contact details are available at http://www.ohio.edu/cas/physastro/faculty/profiles.cfm?profile=govorov
The annual salary is in the range of ¥ 200,000-480,000, depending on applicant’s records. Additional bonuses for specific achievement will be provided.
Candidates should be highly motivated and have a strong background in theoretical condensed-matter physics, computational physics and the physics of nanostructures. A commitment to working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds is required. The position has an initial duration of one year, but may be extended yearly up to three years, depending on performance and funding. To apply for this position, send an e-mail to Prof. Govorov with a full Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter.
Prof. Alexander Govorov is a Distinguished Professor of Physics at Ohio University in the U.S. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a recipient of several international awards including the Walton Visitor Award (Ireland), the Jacques-Beaulieu Excellence Research Chair Award (Canada), etc.
Prof. Zhiming Wang is a Professor of National 1000-Talents Program, Journal Editor-in-Chief of Nanoscale Research Letters, and the Director of the IFFS at UESTC in Chengdu.