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Scientist (ACN) – Nanophotonics Fabrication & Characterization | Fusionopolis | Full-Time


The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore’s lead government agency for economic-oriented Research and Development (R&D). We advance science and develop innovative technology to further economic growth and improve lives. For more information about A*STAR, please visit:


Efficient control of the visible light at the nanoscale dimensions is important for future display technologies and wearable photonic devices. It requires sub-diffraction nanophotonic elements which are often functionally similar but conceptually different from conventional optical elements. The field of optical nanoantennas has emerged offering the promising solutions for this problem. Most optical nanoantennas studied so far consist of plasmonic nanoparticles. The main drawback of using plasmonic structures in the VIS-NIR frequency range is their intrinsic losses which strongly degrades nanodevice and system performance. An exciting alternative solution to plasmonic nanoantennas is based on resonant high-refractive index dielectric nanoparticles is underway at the Advanced Concepts and Nanotechnology (ACN) department at IMRE/DSI. These novel low-loss resonant nanostructures can complement or even substitute plamonics for many applications.

We seek a candidate who will work on
nanofabrication and optical characterization of optical nanoantennas and phased nanoantenna arrays, also called metasurfaces. The goal of this work is to bring the concepts of dielectric nanoantennas and metasurfaces towards photonic device and system development level.


  • PhD in physics or engineering
  • 3 years of experience including PhD studies
  • The candidate should be an experimentalist with a strong expertise in nanofabrication techniques as well as in optical characterization techniques
  • The candidate should preferably have some previous experience in electromagnetic numerical simulations

The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive. A*STAR may include additional selection criteria based on its prevailing recruitment policies. These policies may be amended from time to time without notice. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
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