Department of Physics at Chalmers
Stimulated by major needs and challenges in science and a sustainable society, the ambition of the department of Physics is to foster a creative environment for academic research, learning and outreach. We provide a competitive advantage by linking our top-level international and interdisciplinary academic performance in the areas of material science, nanotechnology and energy research with world-leading industrial R&D&I projects. We address a wide array of experimental, computational, methodological and theoretical challenges, from fundamental physics research, through the development of new materials such as graphene to direct industrial projects generating new inventions. We have a strong learning commitment on all levels from undergraduate to PhD studies where physics meet engineering.
The department is the major part of Gothenburg Physics Centre – a collaboration between five departments at Chalmers and Gothenburg University. One of the other departments is Microtechnology and Nanoscience – MC2.
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Information about the research project
We are looking for a motivated postdoc with experience in single molecule detection and spectroscopy using, for example, superresolution microscopy techniques to join our multinational and dynamic team.
The aim of your research project is to develop an experimental platform optimized for single particle nanoplasmonic sensing integrated with nanofluidics and combined with fluorescence microscopy. You will also be responsible for and participate in the design and nanofabrication of the required integrated nanofluidic structures, respectively, and evaluate their sensing performance for the detection of individual analyte molecules.
Information about the research group
The Langhammer group at the Chemical Physics Division at the Department of Physics operates at the interface between materials science, nanoscience, catalysis, nanoplasmonics and nanofluidics, with a particular focus on sustainable energy-related materials, nanosensors and nanoparticles. For that purpose we continuously develop and evolve our own methodologies for state-of-the-art nanofabrication, as well as build our own customized research instrumentation. Now we intensify our efforts towards the integration of single particle nanoplasmonic sensing inside individual nanofluidic structures (see our recent paper: Nano Lett., 2016, 16 (12), pp 7857–7864) for single molecule detection.
For more info, please visit our group home page: www.langhammerlab.se