Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Department of Physics

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

The Department of Physics is with a staff of about 350 scientists and educators one of the largest departments within Lund University. There are seven research divisions and a number of research centra within the department. The research activities at the department cover a broad spectrum of modern physics.

Subject description
The Division of Combustion Physics has during several decades built up a world leading activity on the field of laser diagnostics of combustion processes. The activities involve both development of a more fundamental understanding of the underlying physics of the techniques to be used as well as pure applications for measurements known accuracy and precision, e.g. for species concentration as well as temperature determination. Of essential importance for the activity are the techniques based on non-linear optical processes, since these techniques often show a high sensitivity combined with that the signal is generated as a new laser beam. These advantages are of great advantage within the combustion field where often the optical access is limited.

In order to strengthen the activities in this field we announce for a researcher.

Work duties
The purpose of the work is to develop and apply non-linear optical techniques, and especially for studies of molecules that absorb in the infrared part of the spectrum. The techniques that mainly will be studied are Polarization Spectroscopy, PS, Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing, DFWM, and Laser-induced Grating Spectroscopy, LIGS. The activities will be fundamental studies of these techniques as well as application together with external parties, e.g. different industries.

Qualification requirements
Applicants must have:

  • A PhD or equivalent research qualification within the fields described above
  • Very good knowledge in English
  • Good knowledge in laser-based combustion diagnostics using non-linear optics with documented experience from PS, DFWM and LIGS
  • Experience from applications in the IR spectral region, in terms of laser/optics, detectors, e.g. frequency mixing, ways to increase the IR sensitivity and suitable spectroscopy
  • Ability to plan and execute research projects in an independent way and with external partners

 Assessment criteria and other qualifications
The research is in many aspects interdisciplinary and therefore a broad competence and experience from relevant areas of physics, spectroscopy and optics are valuable. The research is very international why international experience is of value. Attention will also be paid to good co-operative ability, drive and independence and how the applicant through his experience and competence can help build and strengthen the current research area at the institution.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English. Please compile the application into a PDF file containing:

  • résumé/CV, including a list of publications,
  • a general description of past research and future research interests (no more than three pages),
  • contact information of at least two references,
  • copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.

Terms of employment
Temporary postion for 1 year

Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly
Employment expires
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2017/2749
  • Marcus Aldén, Professor, +46462227657,
Published 13.Sep.2017
Last application date 27.Sep.2017 11:59 PM CET

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