There are currently several positions available for qualified graduate students  interested in pursuing theoretical and/or computational research in optics and photonics. Engineering students with background in photonics and/or semiconductor devices as well as physics students with background in optics are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information, feel free to contact Sergey Ponomarenko at




Ph.D. Positions in Theoretical/Computational Photonics & Plasmonics

Two Ph.D. positions are available with the Theoretical Optics & Plasmonics (TOP) group in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering of Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, starting in the winter of 2014. The first successful applicant will work in the area of theoretical/computational plasmonics, while the second will explore novel ultrashort pulse propagation regimes in photonic crystal fibers. Both successful applicants will have a solid background in optics/photonics/optical physics and numerical methods. Research will involve a blend of theoretical analyses and numerical simulations in close collaboration with experimental groups at Dalhousie and elsewhere. Personal skills: we seek highly motivated, well-organized and creative individuals, capable of working independently or as team members whenever required. For more information, feel free to contact Sergey Ponomarenko at