Thesis, internship, and post-doc opportunities
Physical modeling of next generation devices : From atom to transistor
Offer N°: SL-DSM-14-0338
The size of the transistors on a processor has steadily decreased over the years, from 10 micrometers in 1970 to ~ 22 nm today. It might even reach 10 nm before 2020 ! At this scale, the physics of the devices becomes very rich and complex. It shows fingerprints of quantum mechanics, such as confinement and tunneling, which can be exploited to design original devices.
New synthetic route using ionic liquids for the elaboration
Offer N°: SL-DRT-14-0064
Magnetic nanoparticles (NPs) are intensively studied for applications in data storage, medical diagnosis or for the fabrication of ferrofluids. Bimetallic NPs of PtCo or PtFe are good candidates for these applications. However, their properties are highly dependent on their internal structure (e.g. solid solution or core-shell). Hence, new synthetic routes need to be developed enabling accurate control of this structure.
Optical characterization of bacterial pathogens through diffraction in visible range
Offer N°: SL-DRT-14-0403
The development of methods for the rapid identification of pathogenic bacteria is a major step towards accelerated clinical diagnosis of infectious diseases and efficient food and water safety control. The proposed thesis will focus on elastic scattering as an innovative method for identification of bacterial colonies on gelified nutrient broth.
Cross-layer protocols optimisation for Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensors Networks
Offer N°: SL-DRT-14-0002
One of the main problems of wireless sensor networks in smart cities is the energy management. With advances in energy harvesting technologies, the network optimization approaches have changed. Now, the main objective is not to maximize the network lifetime, but to maximize the performance and the quality of service taking into account the level of energy harvested from the environment.