Postdoctoral Appointee – Ultrafast coherent x-ray imaging aided by artificial intelligence

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The successful candidate will lead the development of time-resolved hard x-ray Bragg ptychography to study nanoscale structural dynamics of quantum materials. This is a new technique that takes advantage of x-ray coherence and timing structure at the Advanced Photon Source for achieving spatiotemporally resolved x-ray measurements at synchrotrons for characterizing a wide range of nanoscale structural properties in real time. The goal of the project is to solve emergent problems in materials science and condensed matter physics where nonequilibrium structural heterogeneities are involved. The systems of interests include but are not limited to domains in complex oxides, two-dimensional materials, nanoscale thermal transport, and color-center based quantum sensors.

Candidates with a strong background in condensed matter physic, ultrafast science, or computational science are encouraged to apply. Any experience with coherent x-ray or electron diffraction techniques and ultrafast optics are highly appreciated. The candidate is responsible for conceiving, planning, and implementing the scientific research, and for reporting relevant results in an appropriate form.

  • Must have a doctorate degree.
  • Knowledge of condensed matter physics or materials science. Knowledge of general experimental practices currently employed with synchrotron radiation.
  • Knowledge and experiences of ultrafast pump-probe techniques using optical or x-ray radiation.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Good team player to work in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • Any additional knowledge and experience of following techniques will be beneficial: hard x-ray nanodiffraction, coherent optical or x-ray techniques, advanced coding, simulation and modeling of nanoscale phenomena.

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