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Ph.D. position at the Donostia International Phy ... (No replies)

3 weeks ago
dbercioux 3 weeks ago

We are excited to offer a Ph.D. position in the field of condensed matter physics at the Donostia International Physics Center in Spain. This opportunity is part of the project "Analogue quantum simulations in moiré low-dimensional materials," supported by the Basque Government through the IKUR Quantum Initiative. The chosen student will work in close collaboration with Lucia Vitali's experimental group at CFM-CSIC in Donostia-San Sebastián and will be under the supervision of Dr. Karolina Milowska at CIC nanoGune, and will become a member of the Mesoscopic Electron and Photon System group led by Dr. Dario Bercioux at the DIPC.

The successful candidate will have a dual role. Firstly, they will develop continuum models to describe the physics of moiré low-dimensional systems found in two-dimensional materials heterostructures. This will require close interaction with experimental partners to obtain optimal parameters for the models. Secondly, the student will collaborate with two external theory partners, Daniele Passereone at EMPA/ETH-Zurich in Switzerland and Talat Rahman at the University of Central Florida in the USA, to benchmark the results of the effective continuum models with atomistic predictions obtained via first-principle methods. In addition, the candidate will learn the Kernel Polynomial Method, a real space technique used to obtain information in lattice systems that lack translational invariance, a typical property of moiré systems.

The ideal candidate should have a strong understanding of condensed matter physics and knowledge of software for ab initio methods such as VASP, Quantum ESPRESSO, and/or cp2K. Proficiency in English is essential, and only candidates with a work permit within the EU and available to start by July 2023 will be considered. If you are interested in applying, please send an email to [email protected] with your CV and a motivation letter by Sunday, May 28th.

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Ab initio (from electronic structure) calculation of complex processes in materials