PhD student grants

Project title: „Nanophotonic hybrid materials based on strong coupling of light to excitons

Principal Investigator: dr hab. Tomasz Antosiewcz

Institution: Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw

No. of positions: 1

Scholarship duration: until 30.10.2024 with possible extension to maximum of 48 months

Starting date: 01.10.2020

Scholarship amount: 4500 PLN gross-gross monthly (maximum of 216 kPLN/48 months) (The net salary results from deducting all compulsory (employer/employee) social security contributions as well as direct taxes (e.g. income tax) from the gross amounts.)

The scholarship is awarded according to the National Centre of Science Regulations on Awarding Scholarships in NCN Funded Research Projects, as detailed in the Annex toresolution no 25/2019 of the Council of the NCN on the 14th of March, 2019.

The scholarship can be combined with a scholarship from the Doctoral School of Exact andNatural Sciences if recruitment of the latter criteria are fulfilled.Description of the position: Research work will be carried out at the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw within a NCN-funded research project on Nanophotonic hybrid materials based on strong coupling of light to excitons.The scholarship holder will perform research at the intersection of electrodynamics, materialsengineering, and condensed matter by studying novel nanophotonic materials for strong light-matter coupling. The goal of the project is to understand the properties of self-hybrydizedexcitonic materials and coupling to their innate electronic and/or vibrational transitions,coupling them to nanoscale plasmonic antennas and study strong-coupling-inducedmodification of the energy landscape of molecular transitions or semiconductor excitons forcavity enhanced chemistry. The theoretical and numerical work will be carried out withforeign partners based at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.


  • basic knowledge of electrodynamics, plasmonics, nanophotonics, and condensed matter
  • experience of computational methods in electrodynamics and/or density functional theory
  • good knowledge of programing in Python, optionally also scripting in Matlab
  • good command of spoken and written English
  • current PhD student or participant in a PhD school or holder of an MSc degree or a Master student in his/her final year enrolled at a university in Poland whose MSc defense is scheduled before the starting date of the scholarship.

At the start of the scholarship the successful candidate is a PhD student, participating in doctoral studies conducted by an authorized organizational unit of the university, a scientific institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, a research institute or an international scientific institute operating within the Republic of Poland established on the basis of separate regulations.

An application for the position should contain:

  1. A cover letter with personal data processing consent (attached to this form). An email application should contain a scanned and signed PDF document.
  2. CV containing information of on past scientific activity and achievements, a list of completed courses with final grades, and a description of scientific interests.
  3. publication or conference participation list with, if possible, appended copies of the publications or presentations/posters; a copy of the current version of the Master thesis
  4. copies of awarded degree certificates if available or expected date of MSc defense
  5. contact details for at least one person willing to issue a reference letter
  6. other documents required by the Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences.

Irrespective of applying for this scholarship, the candidate should apply for a position in a PhD School at the University of Warsaw (https://szkolydoktorskie.uw.edu.pl/en/sdnsip-2/ andhttps://szkolydoktorskie.uw.edu.pl/en/recruitment-2021-2022-4/?school=sdnsip).

Application deadline: 28.06.2021

Please send inquiries to and apply at: tomasz.antosiewicz@fuw.edu.pl

Additionally, separate applications should also be submitted at the University of Warsaw Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences Internet Recruitment Platform and submit all necessary documents through that system.

Possible interview dates will be offered to selected candidates on an individual basis. The interview may be conducted in person or online. The recruitment procedure will be finalized by 30.07.2021.

In the case of resignation of a selected candidate, the position will be offered subsequent candidates from the selection ranking list.

For additional details contact: Tomasz Antosiewicz, tomasz.antosiewicz@fuw.edu.pl www: https://www.igf.fuw.edu.pl/pl/projects/research-groups/nanofotonika/

Originally published on - May 17, 2021, 12:13 p.m.
Last update on - June 15, 2021, 9:54 a.m.
Publisher - Sekretariat IGF