Research Staff

California University of Technology
Pasadena, California, United States
06 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
04 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The applicant will provide complex diffractive optics system for “Mid-IR compact spectrometer for biological applications”. They will work with PI, postdoc and graduate students who are knowledgeable in designing and fabricating passive and active components in IR spectrum. Hyperspectral detection enables the miniaturization of robust spectroscopic systems with no moving parts. We are going to build such a system for mid-IR spectroscopy to identify biomedical analyses. We will integrate our spectrometer with disposable micro-cuvettes to enable wireless minimally invasive medical testing.

Job Duties

  • Modeling interaction of wave with complex geometries
  • Developing a computer designs for complex diffractive optics
  • Collaboration with PIs, postdocs and graduate students
  • Fabricating aforementioned designs in laboratory
  • Testing the designs with experimental setups
  • Other job duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

  • B.Sc. degree
  • M.Sc. degree
  • Knowledgeable in electrical engineering simulation software.
  • Expert in Photonic Analysis and Design software (COMSOL, Lumerical, HFSS, CST Studio) and Mathematics (Matlab)
  • Expert in modeling and characterizing the interaction of light with matter.
  • Familiar with fabrication processes of lens structures
  • Needs experience in microwave field modeling of three-dimensional systems and needs to be familiar with mid-IR diffractive lens designing

Preferred Qualifications

Supervisory position?


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