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Project TitleHPC Photonics, Plasmonics and Metamaterials Research Assistant
SummaryThe goal of this position is to support the continued development of a highly parallelized computational approach for prediction of electromagnetic field distributions in novel photonic micro- and nanostructured devices, which are currently being investigated at Georgia Southern University.
Job DescriptionThe undergraduate student will be investigating optoelectronic properties of novel photonic structures combining dielectric and metal microspheres, plasmonic metal films and hyperbolic metamaterials. The student will be modeling electromagnetic field distribution in these structures using a combination of Mie theory, multi-mode transfer matrix approach for isotropic and anisotropic media and others. Working in Dr. Durach's computational lab which has several multi-core computers with powerful GPU cards the student will develop new highly parallized codes as well as work on adapting of the existing codes to be able to use the Blue Waters supercomputers. The student will be working toward a publication in JOCSE.
Conditions/QualificationsThe student must be an undergraduate Physics Major at Georgia Southern University, who has completed the Introductory Physics sequence and Modern Physics I course.
Start Date05/15/2016
End Date05/14/2017
LocationComputational Photonics and Optoelectronics Lab
The Department of Physics
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA
Reed Hodges