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Project TitleComputational Photonics and Metamaterials
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 bulk photonic structures that exhibit quartic dispersion. The student will be modeling electromagnetic field distribution in these structures using a method recently proposed in our laboratory, which allows for the design of photonic materials staring from the desired photonic states. 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.
Use of Blue WatersThe numerical computations will be first tested on servers in Dr. Durach's computational lab at Georgia Southern University and then adjusted to the Blue Waters supercomputer for more advanced modelling.
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 Date05/31/2018
End Date05/31/2019
LocationComputational Photonics and Optoelectronics Lab
The Department of Physics
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA
Interns
Thomas Mulkey