Postdoctoral position is available in the field of nonlinear dynamics and laser 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 www.creol.ucf.edu.

We are interested in studying how coupled nonlinear dynamical systems synchronize, what are the mechanisms of phase-locking, how coupling affects synchronization, and other related matters. Additionally, we are interested in exploring how heterogeneity in system parameters may promote synchronization. Examples of specific nonlinear systems of interest may include arrays of lasers (such as semiconductor or fiber lasers), arrays of Josephson junctions, and coupled nonlinear oscillators. Our group research is interdisciplinary and prospective candidate, if interested, may be involved in several related research topics. We value persistence, creativity, independence, and hard work.

Position Requirements:

  • PhD in the field of Physics, Applied Mathematics, Optics, Engineering and/or related fields.
  • Excellent computational and analytical skills. Experience with laser systems and laser arrays would be valuable.

Start date is flexible.

For interested applicants, please e-mail your application letter and resume to Professor Yehuda Braiman, yehuda.braiman@ucf.edu.