MS and PhD Positions Area of Research

Area of Research:
Silicon Photonics / Nanofabrication / Integrated Optics / Organic Photonics
Principal Investigator:
Prof. Marcus Dahlem, NOOR Lab, Microsystems Engineering
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Start Date:
Application Deadline:
Fall 2013 (end of August)
End of May 2013
Several MS and PhD positions are available in the Microsystems Engineering program at the Masdar Institute,
to conduct research in Photonics. Successful candidates will be admitted as MS or PhD students, and will work
as Graduate Research Assistants in a research project with potential collaboration with the Technical
University in Dresden (Germany) or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA). Research responsibilities
include numerical modeling and simulation, cleanroom nanofabrication and optical characterization work.
Classes and additional academic requirements must also be satisfied.
Bachelor or MS degree in Applied Physics (Optics), Electrical Engineering or related field
Strong expertise in numerical design and simulation, nanofabrication, or optical characterization
Publications in research journals and conferences are preferred
Experience with FDTD simulation software, Matlab and Labview is preferred
Academic Requirements:
GPA of 3.0 (for MS) or 3.2 (for PhD), on a 4.0 scale
TOEFL score of 91, or IELTS score of 6.5
GRE general test score of 155 (quantitative part)
Candidates without a GRE score can also be considered; additional placement exams (for MS) or
publications record (for PhD) will be required
Tuition and student accommodation
Health insurance
Laptop and books
Annual travel allowance
Cost of living allowance (monthly stipend)
Application Procedure:
Interested candidates should apply online directly at, and send an email
to expressing their interest.