Grants received for industrial doctoral student in nanotechnology
The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, SSF, grants SEK 2.5 million for the employment of an industrial doctoral student in nanotechnology at Halmstad University.
The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, SSF, is investing SEK 30 million in the SSF Industry Doctoral Student program. SSF writes in a press release that "the program will stimulate need-driven, excellent research in SSF’s areas of science, technology and medicine. It will also increase cross-fertilization between academia and business and train strategically and competently attractive doctors".
One of the 12 selected projects is "Megapixel superlattice detectors with optical metasurfaces" at Halmstad University that is granted SEK 2.5 million. The grant is given from January 2022 to December 2025 and should result in a doctoral degree. The research in the project is done in collaboration with the company IRnova, which specializes in infrared (IR) technology, and NanoLund, which is Lund University's center for nanoscience.
"We are really looking forward to developing advanced IR cameras together with IRnova and NanoLund. We are now embarking on the exciting search for a committed industrial doctoral student with an interest in optoelectronics", says Håkan Pettersson, Professor of Physics at the School of Information Technolgy at Halmstad University, and continues:
"The goal of the project is to design complex 3D metal structures in nanoscale on each pixel surface. They are called optical metasurfaces and are used to capture the IR light in the pixels efficiently. This dramatically increases the efficiency of the sensor while minimising the IR leakage between pixels."
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Press release from The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research External link, opens in new window.
Project page for the project "Megapixel superlattice detectors with optical metasurfaces"