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Holographic Lithography for Industrial Nanomanufacturing

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Photia Incorporated, Berkeley, CA, United States

Photia Incorporated is developing methods for high-throughput manufacturing of materials with three-dimensional nanostructured morphology. These materials have many applications for sustainable energy technologies including solid state lighting, radiative cooling, photovoltaics, batteries, and lightweight high-strength composites. Our technology will ultimately increase the speed by which such materials can be made by several orders of magnitude compared to conventional photolithography, thereby lowering their cost and enabling their widespread use.

Job Description

Photia is part of the Cyclotron Road program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. We are looking to fill a paid internship position for candidates interested in learning about research and development in industry.

As an Applied Research Fellow, you will:

  • conduct process development for holographic lithography;
  • functionalize resist templates (e.g. using atomic layer deposition or electrodeposition);
  • measure material properties of resulting composites (e.g. optical spectroscopy);
  • use lab results to help refine value propositions for potential customers;
  • help test and refine technoeconomic models of holographic lithography;
  • participate in business development and customer discovery.

The fellowship begins in early September 2017. Appointments run for exactly one year from the start date.

The application closes at end of day 30 June 2017.

Job Requirements

We are looking for candidates who:

  • are interested in developing scalable nanomanufacturing techniqes;
  • would like to apply their knowledge to make materials with impacts on energy technologies;
  • are adaptable and committed to continual learning;
  • are interested in developing research results into commercial products.

Candidates should have a BS and/or MS in materials science, electrical engineering, applied physics, optical engineering, or similar fields. Experience with one or more of the following preferred: optics, holography, photolithography, material deposition and characterization techniques. Experience with optical simulation a plus, but not required. (PhDs are not eligible for this fellowship.)