PhD project

Photophysics of nanostructures with scanning spectromicroscopy

Martin Švec
Ivo Starý Group
Chemistry of Functional Molecules


We will build custom well-defined excitonic crystals from molecular emitter precursors, and study them with near-field spectroscopy that permits direct identification of the delocalized eigenmodes, type of exciton coupling, including the dark states. For this purpose we combine tip-enhanced hyperspectral mapping with atomic force microscopy. We will pursue control over the excitons by switching the assembly with local electrical or force fields. Our aim is to find a pathway to tailor the excitonic crystals for advanced quantum functionalities and establish the relevant methodology.

Field of study: Organic chemistry


PhD students must be enrolled in a partner university and will be employed by the IOCB Prague at the same time (part-time or full time), which results in a competitive salary (a scholarship from the university + a salary from the IOCB). Each university has its own process, terms, and deadlines for PhD applications, which is separate from the IOCB recruitment process. You may discuss the details with the respective PI.

How to apply

Please return to the PhD projects at IOCB Prague – Call for Applications 2022 page and follow the instructions.

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