PhD position (ESR) Marie Curie ITN ADOPSYS: Advanced Optical System DesignOffer by Large Company/SME
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This position is part of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network ADOPSYS. This project aims to educate and train twelve starting researchers in optical modelling and design, and to develop disruptive new optical design tools that are broadly applicable to optical design problems and to significantly increase design productivity and efficiency. The project is closely related to European industry and the consortium consists of seven academic institutions and three industrial companies that are full partners and another four companies that are associate partners. All partners host and provide supervision of the researchers.
For future penetration of solid state lighting (SSL) into the general lighting market, optical design methods have to expand from the todays point source approach to methods that produce a well-controlled homogeneous illumination also from extended sources, which is very challenging. The Early Stage Researcher (ESR) studies the design case when the angular extension of the illuminance pattern is significantly higher than the minimum achievable. The ESR will develop a new rigorous approach for extended light sources through a single, un-facetted freeform surface for achieving a certain prescribed illuminance distribution, based on an integral equation formalism, which has the potential to dramatically improve present point source approaches. The ESR will stay 10 months in UPM which will grant the PhD degree.
The suitable candidate PhD researcher should be interested in optical design and should therefore have a good knowledge of optics or a related field and should have as background a master degree in physics, mathematics, or information technology.
Nr of positions available : 1
Physics - Optics
Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
First Stage Researcher (R1)
The ESR fellow will be employed according to the employment conditions of OSRAM GmbH. The salary follows the Marie Curie ITN Scheme which amounts to € 36.024 gross per year. On top of the regular compensation, an extra allowance will be available to cover mobility expenses. The fellows will pay taxes according to the rules of Germany. A career development plan will be prepared for each fellow in accordance with his supervisor and will include training, planned secondments and outreach activities. The ESR fellows are supposed to complete their PhD thesis by the end of the 3rd year of their employment.
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