7 Fully Funded PhD positions at Aalto University, Finland


(1) PhD position: Mathematics, Operations Research, and Statistics

Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. Our community is made up of 12 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 000 other faculty and staff, mainly working on our dynamic Otaniemi campus in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s inclusiveness. We warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

Deadline : 31January 2023

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(2) PhD position: Thermal Nanosciences

We are looking for a doctoral researcher (Ph.D. student) for a project investigating the thermal properties of nanomaterials via optical characterization methods. Understanding heat flow in the nanoscale is getting crucially more important as the size of electronic and photonic devices is getting smaller and smaller, as the amount of waste heat produced has an enormous impact on both device performance and energy efficiency. At the same time, the measurement of thermal properties of nanoscale structures is challenging and requires sophisticated instrumentation.

Deadline : 31December 2022

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(3) PhD position: Thermal Nanosciences

We are looking for a doctoral researcher (Ph.D. student) for a project investigating the thermal properties of nanomaterials via optical characterization methods. Understanding heat flow in the nanoscale is getting crucially more important as the size of electronic and photonic devices is getting smaller and smaller, as the amount of waste heat produced has an enormous impact on both device performance and energy efficiency. At the same time, the measurement of thermal properties of nanoscale structures is challenging and requires sophisticated instrumentation.

Deadline : 31December 2022

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(4) PhD position: Wood science and technology

The candidate(s) will be mainly working in different projects related to wood-water interactions and wood modification techniques and other treatments. The positions are available immediately, but the starting date can be negotiated to several months ahead. The positions are open in the research group Wood Material Science  headed by Prof. Lauri Rautkari. The laboratories are situated on the main campus of Aalto University in Otaniemi (Finland) within the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems which is equipped with excellent facilities (http://www.bioeconomyinfra.fi/) and in Nanomicroscopy center (http://nmc.aalto.fi/en/).

Deadline : 22 December 2022

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(5) PhD position: Machine Learning for Atmospheric Science

We are looking for a PhD student to join the Computational Electronic Structure Theory (CEST) group at the Department of Applied Physics at Aalto University. In this position, you will have a chance to make an impact in atmospheric science by applying tools from artificial intelligence to molecular modelling of aerosol chemistry.  Your project will be a part of the recently founded Center of Excellence in Reseach on Atmospheric Science, VILMA (funded by the Academy of Finland in the period 2022-2029). Our long-term objective is to understand molecular aggregation processes in the atmosphere and how they affect air quality and climate change.

Deadline : 16 December 2022

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(6) PhD position: Computational Materials Science

Your main tasks will involve performing and analysing large scale simulations of radiation effects in semiconductor materials, using the supercomputing resources available to the group. The main computational tool will be molecular dynamics, implemented with a range of extensions useful for modelling non-equilibrium processes. You will work independently, but with the close support and supervision of the group leader Prof. Andrea Sand. This position will allow you to deepen your knowledge of materials science, to further develop skills in computing and programming, as well as in scientific writing and presenting, and to grow into an independent researcher. You will be expected to complete a PhD thesis within four years. As a member of the group, you will partake in group meetings, presenting your research progress there, and co-supervise Bachelors and Masters students. In addition, PhD students are expected to participate in teaching activities at the Department as course assistants.

Deadline : 15 December 2022

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(7) PhD position: Nano-optics

We are looking for an outstanding postgraduate student to join the Optics and Photonics group for theoretical and experimental research on nanophotonics. The research will be focused on the development of surface nanostructures and nanomaterials that can control optical fields with unprecedented efficiency and accuracy, allowing one to increase the multifunctionality and simultaneously significantly decrease the dimensions of optical components and devices. Potential applications of the nanostructures to be developed range from novel optical sources and detectors to advanced imaging systems and on-chip optical processors. The appointment is for 4 years with a flexible start in autumn 2022. The research is funded by the Academy of Finland and involves collaboration with researchers from University of Eastern Finland and Tampere University, as well as several international research teams from Germany and USA.

Deadline : 15 December 2022

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