Postdoctoral Fellow in Optical Modeling and Simulation

Sivananthan Laboratories

Bolingbrook, IL

ID: 7080843
Posted: July 6, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Sivananthan Laboratories is on the cutting edge of research and development of intelligent and
automatic-decision making sensors and imagers. Constant innovation of its technologies provides state of-the-art infrared imagers to U.S. defense and commercial customers. Join our dedicated and talented
team of innovators in achieving our mission to “protect those who protect us.”

SUMMARY OF ROLE
The successful candidate will provide optical modeling and simulation support to projects on
sensing and imaging.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
The successful candidate will specifically:
• Use COMSOL to study electromagnetic light propagation in dielectric stacks and
metasurfaces. (Multi-physics; Wave optics, RF modules)
• Use COMSOL to study time-dependent I-V characteristics of bulk and structured
photoconductors. (Multi-physics; AC-DC and semiconductor modules)
• Ability to use optical propagation freeware codes such as MEEP.
• Work closely with experimental physicists and engineers, and provide theoretical support.
• Write R&D-level proposals for optical materials and device technology advancements.
• Present R&D results at conferences and publish papers.

REQUIREMENTS
• Demonstrated experience in using COMSOL for optical, dielectric, electromagnetic, and
device simulations.
• Demonstrated experience in modeling nanostructured materials and metasurfaces.
• Knowledge of solid state fundamentals and optical, dielectric, electronic and transport
properties.
• Strong oral and written communication skills, strong organization skills with an attention
to detail, and excellent documentation capability.
• Advanced level computer skills in MS Office, Linux, MatLab, Python.
• Candidate should be enthusiastic and highly self-motivated.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
• Doctoral degree in Physics, Materials Science, Optics, or relevant engineering discipline
• Citizen or permanent resident of the United States



 

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