Graduate Program in Photonics - Nanoelectronics

The Department of Physics of the University of Crete and the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH) organises a 18 month intensive Master's Degree Program in "Photonics & Nanoelectronics".

The program is a continuation of the previous very successful graduate program in "Microelectronics & Optoelectronics" which was initiated in 1998. Its purpose is to provide scientists and engineers with a solid background and research training in advanced electronic and photonic applications. The courses cover topics in quantum physics, lasers and optics, microelectronic devices, materials science and system design and analysis techniques.

Excellent research environment is available within a number of well-equipped laboratories active in the thematic areas of the program. The Microelectronics Research Group (UOC and IESL-FORTH) specializes on epitaxialy grown compound semiconductors. The Laser lab of IESL-FORTH is active in many areas of laser physics and applications and houses a Large European Research Facility on UV lasers. The Materials Group of IESL covers several research areas in advanced materials as are magnetic and superconducting materials, photonic materials, thin films, polymers and nanoscale materials. Several tens of senior researchers work in these labs and many serve as research supervisors to the students of the GPS-MO. These labs also frequently host visiting scientists from other EU countries and from around the world. The collaboration of the graduate students with these visitors has often provided very interesting job opportunities to the former, as witnessed by several success stories in the past.