The ICFONest Post-doctoral program aims to provide high-level training and support for 14 outstanding international researchers in the early stages of their careers, working in the field of Photonics. ICFO will provide cutting edge facilities as well as a stimulating, international and interdisciplinary environment to help Fellows become successful independent researchers.
ICFO currently hosts 20 research groups working in 50 different laboratories. Available to them are a nanofabrication cleanroom and a range of other support facilities. All research groups and facilities are located in a dedicated 10.000 m2 -building situated in the Mediterranean Technology Park in the metropolitan area of Barcelona. Currently, ICFO counts about 200 researchers, a number that is continuously growing. By 2014, when ICFO completes its ongoing expansion phase, the Institute will count more than 300 researchers working in 25 different research groups.
Research at ICFO encompasses four broad thematic areas: nonlinear photonics, quantum photonics, nanophotonics, and biophotonics. Researchers work in a great variety of fields, including quantum information technologies, nanophotonic devices, remote sensors, optoelectronics, integrated optics, ultrafast optics, biophotonics, and biomedical optics. Projects are run as part of both medium- and long-term programs.
The ICFONest COFUND program will run for four years and during this time it will support rising top-class researchers with excellent facilities, competitive salaries, research expenses and support from Group Leaders. During the period, the program will award 14 outstanding post-doctorate researchers with INCOMING Fellowships. ICFO will also offer specialised business courses and complementary training programs as well as a wide range of events, seminars and colloquia involving world-renowned scientists.
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