Optical metasurfaces are engineered interfaces that contain a thin layer of plasmonic or dielectric nanostructures capable of manipulating light in a desirable manner by imparting local and space-variant abrupt phase, amplitude and polarization change. Advances in metasurfaces have led to various practical applications. Our recent work includes the realization of polarization-dependent broadband metasurface hologram, multifunction optical devices, longitudinal multi-foci lens, broadband vortex beam generator, helicity dependent directional surface plasmon polariton excitation and so on. Details of our research can found via the link http://nanophotonicslab.eps.hw.ac.uk/Research.html

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a strong background in the following related areas: plasmonics, nanophotonics, metamaterials or closely related areas.  Skills in using cleanroom and nanofabrication facility are desirable. Experience in CST microwave studio, COMSOL Multiphysics and math tools such as Matlab will be a plus.

Self-motivated graduate students with excellent potential are welcome to join us for PhD study to tackle exciting new scientific and engineering challenges in nanophotonics research.

Please send inquiry emails to Dr. Chen via email (x.chen at hw.ac.uk) and enclose a CV, a brief summary of why you feel you are applicable.