The Centre for Advanced Photonics & Process Analysis (CAPPA) is delighted to announce they are currently hiring for a research position and PhD position available at the centre. CAPPA is a research centre working in the fields of applied optics and photonics and is based at Munster Technological University. The centre has an active and varied research portfolio and number of industrial partners in various sectors including medical devices, electronics, food technology and pharmaceuticals and photonics.

CAPPA is currently hiring for the position of post-doctoral optoelectronic researcher and PhD candidate. This new post is part of the US-Ireland R&D Partnership project which includes three partners: US (Virginia Tech) Northern Ireland (Ulster University) and Munster Technological University. The main objective of this US-Ireland R&D Partnership project is to develop a novel Short-Wavelength[1]Infra-Red (SWIR) widely tuneable laser sources, in the range of 1.7μm to 2.5μm for Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and biomedical applications. The novel light sources will be based on a highly[1]strained germanium (Ge)-on-InGaAs material, integrated on GaAs and ultimately on Si substrate. An original monolithic integration scheme of tuneable wavelength Ge light source would create a new platform for nanoscale photonics and in particular for unique OCT imaging. More information about the project can be found here:

Applications for this position are open until 1pm on Monday the 11th of April 2022. Full details of the job as well as the application system can be found at


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