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Active Topological Photonics

Research Project Leader and PhD students

CDPT is establishing a new 5 years long research programme funded by the National Research Foundation Singapore. The programme aims to develop both fundamental theories and practical devices in active photonics by utilizing the concept of topology. The special emphasis will be laid on lasers with robust performances, and sensors with enhanced sensitivity.

We are seeking highly motivated candidates with keen interest in optics, theoretical and experimental topological photonics to be leading research fellows on the programme. The candidates should have a PhD in optical physics or closely related subjects.   

The project will be carried on in the groups of Associate Professor Baile Zhang and Associate Professor Yidong Chong at the main campus of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. 

The Project Leader position is available from early 2021 for 1 year with possible extension. The position will remain open until it is fulfilled. Competitive salary will be depending on experience. The PhD scholarships are available for the August 2021 intake of NTU. 

For any inquiries contact, Associate Professor Baile Zhang (, Associate Professor Chong Yidong ( or Dr Giorgio Adamo ( and copy your correspondence to Please provide complete CV summarizing your research activities, a motivation letter, an exhaustive list of publication, and the contact details of at least two referees.​ ​​​​