We study hybrid systems inspired by naturally-occurring biological-nanostructures that use energy transfer and recycling to transform light into chemical energy. Using ultrafast spectroscopic techniques we investigate alternative ways of removing carriers from efficient light absorbing materials of low carrier mobility, such as organic semiconductors and nanocrystal quantum dots, and transferring them into single crystal inorganic semiconductors with high carrier mobility. The successful candidate will use a range of optical spectroscopy and nanofabrication techniques to incorprorate exciton energy transfer in hybrid heterostructures. Previous experience with pulsed laser systems, optical spectroscopy techniques and nanofabrication is desirable.
The successful candidate will be expected to devise, initiate, and undertake laboratory, theoretical and simulation research work on the ultrafast spectroscopy and microscopy of semiconductor nanostructures. Writing papers and other academic documents associated with the research. The post holder will be expected to take a leading role in the preparation of publication materials for leading international peer-reviewed journals and for preparing presentations at major international conferences.