European Doctorate in Indium Phosphide PIC Fabrication Technology – EDIFY is an EU – funded European Industrial Doctorate Innovative Training Network involving the University of Vigo (Spain) as the Academic Partner, and SMART Photonics (The Netherlands) as Industrial Partner.
Through their individual PhD research projects, EDIFY will provide cutting-edge training to young researchers in the emerging field of integrated photonics and its translation into circuit design, fabrication and commercialization. Combined with a multidisciplinary training program, delivered by experts from academia and industry, and time spent in both sectors, the appointed researchers will graduate with the knowledge and skills to set new agendas that inform the future directions of InP integrated photonics, now when the sector is facing an increased need of well-trained multidisciplinary scientists with specific scientific and technical skills which are needed to tackle the development of high performing InP PICs.
The applicants will be enrolled, after an academic training related to physics and integrated photonics, in an extensive 30 months research program in SMART Photonics, the world’s first pure-play foundry for Indium Phosphide photonics semiconductors. During this stay, each of them will participate in 4 different high-level integrated photonics’ research projects. These projects are: to develop low loss waveguides in integrated circuits, Aluminium containing quantum wells, compact models for integrated photonics fabrication and application oriented PICs. Guided by the proven track record in InP research.