PhD Scholarship in Photonics/Electrical Engineering: Belgium

Postdoctoral Fellow in Belgium

PhD Scholarship in Photonics/Electrical Engineering: The Vrije Universiteit Brussel invites applications for a fully funded Ph.D. position in Photonics/Electrical Engineering. The successful candidate will join the Brussels Photonics (B-PHOT) research group to work on the LADYBIRD project, funded by the Research Foundation of Flanders (FWO). This interdisciplinary project aims to explore laser dynamics-based approaches for fiber sensing and apply them to detect ultrasonic guided waves. The candidate will work on the construction of experimental setups, exploration of sensing strategies, collaboration with fellow researchers, and contribute to breakthrough advancements in photonics and crack detection technology.

PhD Scholarship in Photonics/Electrical Engineering: Laser Dynamics-Aided Crack Detection with Optical Fiber Sensors

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium


  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Photonics, Applied Math, or related scientific field
  • Interest in photonic systems and light technology
  • Knowledge of photonics, laser physics, nonlinear dynamics, or signal processing is advantageous
  • Strong programming skills, particularly in Matlab, Python, or similar languages
  • Experience with experimental optical setups and equipment is beneficial
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English (CEFR level C1 or equivalent)

The selected candidate will join the Brussels Photonics (B-PHOT) research group at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) to work on the LADYBIRD project. Responsibilities include constructing experimental setups, exploring fiber sensing strategies utilizing laser dynamics, benchmarking techniques, and collaborating with fellow researchers to optimize fiber sensor architectures. The candidate will contribute to advancing crack detection technology and photonics research in a multidisciplinary setting.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit the following documents to Prof. Martin Virte via email before May 1st, 2024:

  1. Detailed CV (including a copy of the Master diploma and Transcript of records)
  2. Letters of recommendation
  3. Any supporting documents demonstrating technical skills (theses or scientific papers)
  4. Application letter expressing interest and suitability for the position

Last Date for Apply:
May 1st, 2024

The selection process involves a thorough review of applications followed by teleconference interviews with shortlisted candidates. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For further inquiries, please contact Prof. Martin Virte or Dr. Tigran Baghdasharyan.

This scholarship opportunity is provided by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Applicants are encouraged to verify details from the official university website for further information and clarity. Visit VUB website for more information.



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