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  • New frontiers in Optomechanical Technologies

  • Train a new generation of researchers

  • creative, entrepreneurial and innovative leaders

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OMT @ ETN

A H2020 Marie Curie Skłodowska - European Training Network (ETN) coordinated by EPFL

The OMT project is a collaborative research and training network comprising 14 partners from 12 renowned universities and 2 leading industries located in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland.

We offer PhD students (early-stage researchers) the opportunity to improve their research and transferable skills, join leading research groups and enhance their career prospects. Extending traditional PhD training to prepare researchers to join the competitive ranks of academia and industry.

Courtesy of: J. Schmöle, VCQ, University of Vienna



What is OMT ?

Nano- and micromechanical oscillators are in our modern information age indispensable technologies that enable navigation, timing, motional sensing and wireless communication and are found in any modern cell phone, plane or car.

The ETN research focuses on optomechanical technologies (OMT) – new technologies based on cavity optomechanical interactions that allow to read out and control mechanical oscillators at the quantum level using optical fields.

This ETN seeks to advance the state of the art and make novel contributions to the field by focusing on entirely new applications of optomechanical technologies by specifically exploring new frontiers:

  • Chip-scale microwave to optical conversion schemes
  • Dissipative optomechanical systems for low noise amplification and novel non-reciprocal microwave components
  • Optomechanical devices with novel 2D materials
  • Making optomechanical systems practical, bridging the gap from research to market

Partners

The following partners are involved in OMT

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Kobenhavns Universitet (UCPH)
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
Aalto-Korkeakoulusäätiö (AALTO)
Università degli Studi di Camerino (UNICAM)
Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)
Universität Wien (UNIVIE)
Universität Hamburg (UHAM)
Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Universität Konstanz (UKON)
Universiteit Gent (UGent)
Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft)
IBM Research GmbH (IBM)
Robert Bosch GmbH (BOSCH)

Fellows

15 PhD students will be hired and will take part in an individual, personalized research project supervised at the host institute and seconded to partners within the OMT network.



 



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Training

OMT will train a new generation of scientists and technology leaders. It aims to achieve scientific excellence in research and quality training through innovative workshops and secondments.

11 workshops will be organised focused on:

Technical skills

on topics relevant to optomechanical technologies

Transferable skills

relevant to innovation and widen career prospects

Industry

offering entrepreneurial exposure

Workshops

Workshop Topic
Skill
Lead
Date Planned
1. Module: “Quantum Measurements and theoretical cavity optomechanics” Technical FAU / UNICAM 5 – 7 July 2017
2. Module: “Finite Element Modeling” Technical EPFL 15 - 19 Oct. 2017
3a. “Taking an Idea to a Product at IBM” Industry IBM Nov. 2017
3b. “Case Study: Intellectual property and how to write a patent application” Transferable IBM Nov. 2017
4. “Art of Presenting Science” Transferable TU Delft Jan. 2018
5. Module: “School on Electronics for Sensing of mechanical motion” Technical UNIVIE / UHAM June 2018
6. “Low temperature measurements techniques” Technical AALTO Sept. 2018
7. “Introduction to MEMS sensors and technology, design and consumer applications” Industry BOSCH Jan. 2019
8. “Science Communication & Public Relations” Transferable IBM Spring 2019
9. “Entrepreneurship” (with EPFL’s TTO – Innopark) Industry EPFL Spring 2019
10. “Postdoc funding opportunities and Proposal writing” Transferable UGent / EPFL Sept. 2019
11. “Career prospects in industry and academia” Industry UKON / UCPH Spring 2020


Secondments

ESRs will receive training through inter-sectorial secondments in academia and industry at partner institutes within the network.

Spreading the news

OMT Traveling Exposition

Outreach & Public Engagement

Newsletter - What's new @ OMT

Publications

OMT Poster

Collaboration

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OMT receives funding from the European Union "H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016" program
for a duration of 4 years (Oct. 2016 – Sept. 2020) under grant agreement 722923.