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2013 MSc and PhD Positions at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

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Nano-Optics and Optoelectronics Research Laboratory at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology has multiple positions for MSc and PhD students interested in optics and photonics. Full financial support is provided by the Institute to all admitted students from all countries. 

About Scholarship: Microsystems Engineering Program at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi has multiple open positions at Master’s and Ph.D. level for students interested in pursuing research in the following areas of optics and photonics:

-Silicon photonics and integrated optics;

-Electronic-photonic integrated circuits and on-chip optical interconnects;

-III-V photonics;

-Optical sensors;

-Chalcogenide glass-based infrared light emitting devices; and/or,

-Thin film SiGe solar cells.

Graduate students can work on design, fabrication and/or characterization, according to their preferences. 

Masdar Institute is a research-driven, graduate institution, developed in cooperation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US. The Institute is located in Abu Dhabi in Masdar City, a carbon neutral and zero waste sustainable city, powered solely by alternative energy. Masters and PhD students take classes and pursue research in their selected fields,  and these are submitted at the end of the program. While students and faculty represent over 30 different nationalities, all instruction is conducted in English. 

Study: The students will pursue research in in the following areas of photonics: Silicon photonics and integrated optics; Electronic-photonic integrated circuits; on-chip optical interconnects; Optical sensors; Chalcogenide glass-based infrared light emitting devices; Thin film SiGe solar cells; Chalcogenide glass-based infrared light emitting devices.

Course Level: MSc and PhD program

Scholarship By: Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE

Location: United Arab Emirates

Duration: 2 years for M.Sc students, 4 years for PhD students

Value: All students will have the following benefits:

Scholarships/research assistantships, providing full financial support, including all tuition fees, medical insurance, housing, travel expenses, laptops and cost of living allowances;

-Access to clean room and an electron microscopy lab;

-Opportunity to work in laboratories with state-of-the art equipment. 

Eligibility:

-Undergraduate degree in engineering, physics, or related field (for MSc admissions);

-MSc degree in engineering, physics, or related field (for PhD admissions);

-GRE quantitative score of at least 700 is recommended, but not required; see our website for details;

-TOEFL score of at least 91 or academic IELTS score of at least 6.5;

-1-2 page Statement of Objectives;

-Research Proposal (for PhD admissions);

-contact details of at least 3 references;

There is no application fee.

Students are encouraged to apply earlier to allow sufficient time for visa processing. 

Scholarship Open for: This position is available to students from all countries. 

Notification: Applicants will be notified within approximately a month after application is submitted.

Apply: Applications to Microsystems Program must be submitted online

Deadline: May 31, 2013. Early applications are encouraged to allow sufficient time for visa processing. 

Further Information :http://nanophotonics.labs.masdar.ac.ae/openings.htm

http://www.masdar.ac.ae/

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