Postdoctoral position is available in the field of theoretical and computational laser dynamics and nonlinear dynamics with CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida (UCF).  UCF is undergoing rapid growth in the size of external research funding, academic stature, and student and faculty diversity. UCF supports and benefits from economic growth in Central Florida, which is emerging as a major hub for technology development. The University is located in the metropolitan Orlando area, which offers a vibrant lifestyle and a variety of cultural and recreational activities.

CREOL is one of the world’s foremost institutions for research and education in optical and photonic science and engineering. The College offers MS and PhD degrees in optics and photonics, and a BS degree in photonic science and engineering. The faculty engages in fundamental and applied research and education in lasers, optical fibers, semiconductor and integrated photonic devices, nonlinear and quantum optics, and imaging, sensing, and displays. The college is home to the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL), Florida Photonics Center of Excellence (FPCE), and Townes Laser Institute (TLI), and the Institute for the Frontier of Attosecond Science and Technology (iFAST). In addition, the College of Medicine, which includes the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, provides rich opportunities for collaboration. For more information see

The group interests cover a variety of research directions in laser dynamics and nonlinear dynamics including: (a) studying dynamics of semiconductor diodes and diode arrays operating in CW and pulsed regimes and dynamics and phase locking of large semiconductor diode laser arrays, (b) effects of parameter heterogeneities in decreasing and/or promoting synchronization in coupled nonlinear systems, (c) effects of very small periodic and pulsed perturbation on the dynamics of nonlinear coupled oscillator arrays, and (d) dynamics and synchronization in arrays of coupled Josephson junctions.

Position Requirements:

  • PhD in the fields of Optics and/or related fields (Applied Mathematics, Engineering and Physics).
  • Adequate computational skills and some experience with nonlinear dynamical systems. Knowledge and experience with lasers and optical systems and semiconductor diode lasers, knowledge and experience with Josephson junctions and arrays, familiarity with nonlinear dynamics methods, and well-developed applied mathematics skills would be of advantage.

For more senior applicants as well as for applicants with outstanding abilities and skills research scientist position could be considered.

For interested applicants, please e-mail your application letter and resume to Professor Yehuda Braiman,