Arbeitsgruppe Prof. Neu-Ruffing

Phd Position “SiC Nanoresonators” to be filled as soon as possible

The Collaborative Research Centre Transregio QuCoLiMa joins forces between University of Erlangen, University of Mainz as well as Saarland University as the main partners. The biophysics and quantum sensing group at University of Kaiserslautern lead by Jun.-Prof. Elke Neu-Ruffing joins as an external partner in a project using defect centers in silicon carbide (SiC) to explore cooperative quantum effects.

In this project, we have an open PhD position to be filled as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed continuously until May 4. Please send your application (CV, bachelor+master degree, letters of recommendation) combined in a single pdf file to nruffing(at)

The successful candidate will work on a PhD project with a broad topic ranging from the nanofabrication of SiC structures and their experimental characterization via single color center spectroscopy to theoretical modelling in cooperation with our project partners from Uni Linz. Goal of the project is to observe cooperative effects, e.g. superradiance of defect centers in SiC via using common degrees of freedom in mechanical or optical resonators. We will, for the first time, implement tunability of defect centers resonances via epitaxial graphene electrodes on SiC, a technique developed by our collaborators in Erlangen.

We envisage extended lab visits to our project partners in Erlangen and fruitful cooperation with many other groups in the CRC. The CRC also establishes a research training group (RTG) for the PhD students. Participation in this coordinated PhD program is highly recommended.

We are seeking for candidates highly motivated to work on a broad topic in an interdisciplinary team. Currently experiments are being carried out at Saarland University as well as University of Kaiserslautern working in both universities will be mandatory in 2021.

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