PhD Scholarship Opportunity: ULTRACHEM Research Project, France

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PhD Scholarship Opportunity:: Join the Laser-Matter Interaction team at the Hubert Curien lab as a PhD student for the ULTRACHEM research project, generously funded by the Manutech-SLEIGHT Graduate School. This is your chance to contribute to cutting-edge research in ultrafast laser interaction and surface functionalization, with a focus on chemical and topological modifications.

Summary Table:

Study AreaUltrafast Laser Interaction and Surface Functionalization
Scholarship DescriptionExplore ultrafast laser-matter interaction to create topographical and chemical changes on surfaces.
EligibilityBachelor’s or Master’s degree in relevant fields, strong research interest, and enthusiasm for experimental work.
Required DocumentsDetailed CV, academic transcripts, a letter of intent, and contact information for two academic references.
How to ApplySend your application documents to Pr Florence Garrelie ( and Assoc. Pr Florent Bourquard (
Last DateUntil position filled

Study Area: This PhD scholarship opportunity revolves around the ULTRACHEM research project. The project’s primary objective is to leverage ultrafast laser-matter interaction to achieve novel surface functionalization. This involves not only creating topographical texturation but also controlling the chemical state of irradiated substrates. Specifically, the project aims to understand and manipulate oxidation processes and stoichiometry modifications in alloy substrates through precise laser interactions.

Scholarship Description: As a PhD student in the Laser-Matter Interaction team at the Hubert Curien lab, you will have the unique opportunity to engage in groundbreaking research. Over the course of three years, generously funded by the Manutech-SLEIGHT Graduate School, you will explore the following key aspects:

  • Duration: January 2024 – December 2026 (starting and ending dates negotiable).
  • Consortium: The project brings together leading institutions:
    • Hubert Curien Laboratory (LabHC), Université Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne, France
    • Georges Friedel Laboratory (LGF), École des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France
    • Nexus for Quantum Technologies Institute – NEXQT (formerly known as the Center for Research in Photonics – CRPuO), University of Ottawa, Canada

This collaboration provides a rich and diverse research environment that fosters innovation and excellence.

Eligibility: We are seeking candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in relevant fields (physics, materials science, engineering, etc.).
  • A strong interest in research and experimentation.
  • Enthusiasm for pushing the boundaries of knowledge and technology.

Required Documents: To apply for this prestigious scholarship, please submit the following documents:

  • A detailed CV outlining your academic and research experiences.
  • Academic transcripts from your Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degrees.
  • A letter of intent describing your research interests, motivation for pursuing a PhD, and alignment with the ULTRACHEM project.
  • Contact information for two academic references who can speak to your qualifications and potential.

How to Apply: To be considered for this exciting PhD opportunity, please send your application documents to:

Last Date: The application deadline for this exceptional PhD scholarship is [Until position filled]. Don’t miss this chance to embark on a rewarding research journey and make significant contributions to the field of ultrafast laser interaction and surface functionalization. Apply today!



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