Monthly Archives: September 2017

ERC starting grant for Wanzheng Hu

Wanzheng Hu has been awarded a Starting Grant worth up to €1.79 million by the European Research Council (ERC).

ERC grant is the highest research funding for individuals in Europe. Scientific excellence is the sole criterion, which is applied to the evaluation of both the research proposal and the Principal Investigator. The evaluation is a two-step process including the interview. ERC grant supports ground-breaking, high-risk/ high-gain research irrespective of the gender, age, nationality of the Principal Investigator and other potential biases.

ERC starting grant (https://erc.europa.eu/funding/starting-grants) supports researchers with 2-7 years of experience since completion of PhD. A total of 3085 proposals were submitted in response to the ERC 2017 Starting Grant Call (ERC-2017-STG), in which 1339 proposals were submitted to the Physical Sciences & Engineering Panels.

Links:

https://erc.europa.eu/news/erc-2017-starting-grants-results

http://www.mpsd.mpg.de/432303/2017-09-06-W_Hu-ERC

Post-doctoral position in experimental condensed matter physics

We have an immediate opening for one postdoctoral position at Boston University Physics department.
About the project:
The project aims at optically access atomically thin materials under ultra-high vacuum conditions, and optically controls their quantum behavior at ultrafast speed.
Resources:
We will have a newly renovated class-IV laser lab with two high-performance ultrafast Ti-Sapphire amplifiers. In addition, the successful candidate will have access to Molecular Beam Epitaxy facilities in the Physics department, and various advanced instruments in Boston University Photonics Center. The successful candidate will also benefit from the rich research collaborations with many universities in the Boston area.
About the position:
This is a one-year position with the expectation of renewal for one additional year subject to satisfactory performance. The position is open immediately.
Your expertise:
We are looking for applicants who have or will earn a Ph.D. degree in physics or electrical engineering. Expertise in Ultrafast optics is required. Experience in developing table-top ultrafast light sources is preferred. Interest in condensed matter physics will be a plus.
Required materials:
Please send your CV, publication list, a brief research statement, and three recommendation letters to wanzheng at bu dot edu