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Two new PhD positions in Optical Data Storage

Monday September 6 2010

UPDATE: 2011/06/03 - These PhD positions have now been filled.

Two enthusiastic and capable PhD students are sought to work on the petabytes optical data storage technology and device project, funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Fellowship.

The selected candidates will receive scholarship stipends of AU$26,000 per annum for full-time study over a period of 3 years and 6 months. Commencement date is as soon as possible and no later than 20th December, 2010. The projects will be conducted at the Hawthorn Campus in Melbourne.

Project descriptions are outlined below, but candidates are strongly encouraged to contact the project supervisors for further information.

- Dr. Xiangping Li (xiangpingli@swin.edu.au)
- Prof. Min Gu (mgu@swin.edu.au)

Information regarding PhD applications can be found in our postgrad information page.


Project 1: Metal nanoparticle based optical storage technology
The selected candidate will commit to the development of superresolution recording techniques including using stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy and superlens methods and the demonstration of their application in nanoparticle embedded media for petabytes density optical storage. Candidates must be eligible for admission to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Swinburne University of Technology, preferably having demonstrated experience in operating femtosecond lasers and laser fabrication.

Project 2: Three dimensional optical drive systems
The selected candidate will commit to the development of three-dimensional optical drive systems including the novel optical heads and their electronics. The developed drive system will allow two-photon excitation and multilayer recording/reading by a pulsed laser beam. Candidates must be eligible for admission to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Swinburne University of Technology, preferably having demonstrated experience in operating femtosecond laser and optical precision instruments.