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The 21st Century belongs to photonics and harnessing light will be the key to life changing technologies, from energy to security, from biotechnologies to low-cost precision manufacturing, from the internet to quantum-level information processing. Many important industries, from chip manufacturing and lighting, health care and life sciences, to space, defence and the automotive sectors rely on the same fundamental mastery of light. Today photonics represents a market of hundreds billion dollars and employ millions of people worldwide.

The Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies (CDPT) was opened in December 2012 at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), one of the world-leading research universities. The Centre is generously funded by the Ministry of Education in Singapore and operates in close collaboration with international research leaders from the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Nanophotonic Quantum Toolkit on Fibre.
Research opportunity at NTU, Singapore

The Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies (CDPT) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, recently secured a substantial research project on proof-of-principle demonstrations of the fibre-integrated quantum devices for photon generation, switching, manipulation and detection. The Centre, a part of The Photonics Institute at NTU, is a cluster of high-end nanophotonics laboratories and nano- prototyping and characterization cleanroom, develops new photonic technologies with outlook of 15+ years. According to the QS World University Rankings NTU is ranked 13th in the world and 2nd in Asia. Working at CDPT provides exceptional personal development opportunities in a vibrant international environment.

To undertake the project we are seeking to appoint, with immediate effect, three postdoctoral research fellows/project leaders with one of the following expertises, or their combinations:

  • Quantum optics and quantum devices
  • Quantum plasmonics & metamaterials
  • Photonic nanodevices and nanofabrication
  • Fiber technology, device packaging

Candidates shall possess a PhD degree or equivalent and demonstrate strong background in photonic technologies and quantum optics. Posts will be offered for the initial period of one or two years with possible extension, subject to review. Competitive salary is negotiable depending on experience. Formal application for the posts shall be submitted to For informal queries please write to CDPT Research Manager, Dr. Giorgio Adamo [].

Please note: Your interest in CDPT is very important to our Centre. Be reassured that your application will be reviewed and given full consideration. Due to the high number of requests, communications will be initiated with only few selected candidates.