The Weber group at Nanyang Technological University seeks highly motivated PhD Scholar to explore topological superconductivity in van-der-Waals materials, heterostructures, and devices towards the realization of Majorana-based topological quantum information. The PhD scholar will be part of a collaborative effort across NTU and A*Star for the scalable design of novel materials and heterostructures, and to explore their potential for applications in superconducting topological quantum devices.

The candidate will be part of a recently awarded programme to realization topological quantum devices in van-der-Waals materials and devices at NTU, Singapore, with funding available over the next five years. Materials and devices will be synthesized, engineered and characterised in-house, by complementary local probe and transport spectroscopies, down to extremely low temperatures (~100mk and below), up to GHz frequencies, and in vectorized magnetic fields.

Central to the project will be a custom-designed state-of-the-art low-vibration laboratory, hosting a milliKelvin scanning probe microscope. The PhD Scholar will be expected to contribute to the planning and construction of this laboratory, its population with the mK-SPM equipment, and its operation and maintenance. Complementary laboratory infrastructure includes facility for molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES), a dilution refrigerator for transport spectroscopy and nanofabrication equipment.

Three scholarships are available under the current project, with start date effective immediately for the next intake.