Holon Institute of Technology

Holon, Israel

ID: 7056592
Posted: March 23, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Faculty of Sciences (Physics Dept.) at H.I.T. – Holon Institute of Technology (Holon, Israel) (the group of prof. B. Fainberg) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in theoretical Optics/Chemical Physics. The successful candidate is expected to be involved into a research at the crossroad of the Exciton theory, Polariton theory, Micro-Lasers and Nano-Optics. Previous research record in one of those fields is an advantage; strong analytical (and computational) skills are welcomed. The idea is to study exciton-polaritons, exciton-polariton condensation and lasing, etc. in dye and biological lasers [1]. The research will be conducted in collaboration with the experimental groups.
The initial appointment will be for one year with a possibility of an extension to a second year depending on performance.
Applicants with a PhD degree in theoretical physics and/or theoretical chemical physics and/or optics and/or laser physics and/or theoretical chemistry and/or condensed matter are encouraged to submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, summary of research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation (with contact information) to be sent to:
Boris Fainberg
Professor of Chemical Physics
Holon Institute of Technology, Faculty of Sciences, 52 Golomb St., Holon 5810201, Israel
Phone/Fax: 972-3-5026576, e-mail:
and Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, School of Chemistry,
Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv 69978, Israel

Electronic submissions in the .pdf format are also welcomed.
The nominal starting date is September of 2019 - January of 2020. The announcement of the position is valid until the position is filled. For further information please contact Prof. B. Fainberg via the email:
1. Dietrich, C. P.; Steude, A.; Tropf, L.; Schubert, M.; Kronenberg, N. M.; Ostermann, K.; Hofling, S.; Gather, M. C.
“An Exciton-Polariton Laser Based on Biologically Produced Fluorescent Protein”,
Sci. Adv. 2, e1600666 (2016).
2. B.D. Fainberg
“Study of Electron-Vibrational Interaction in Molecular Aggregates Using Mean-Field Theory: From Exciton Absorption and Luminescence to Exciton-Polariton Dispersion in Nanofibers”,
J. of Physical Chemistry C (2019) DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b00582; arXiv:1903.0961
3. B.D. Fainberg,
“Mean-field electron-vibrational theory of collective effects in photonic organic
materials. Long-range Frenkel exciton polaritons in nanofibers of organic dye”,
AIP Advances, 8, 075314 (2018)
4. B.D. Fainberg, N. N. Rosanov, and N. A. Veretenov,
"Light-induced “plasmonic” properties of organic materials: Surface polaritons and switching waves in bistable organic thin films",
Appl. Phys. Lett. 110, 203301 (2017)


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