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. OMT extends traditional PhD training to prepare researchers to join the competitive ranks of academia and industry.
Courtesy of: J. Schmöle, VCQ, University of Vienna
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:
16 PhD students were hired and took part in an individual, personalized research project supervised at the host institute and seconded to partners within the OMT network.
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:
|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||4 - 6 Dec. 2017|
|3b. “Case Study: Intellectual property and how to write a patent application”||Transferable||IBM||4 - 6 Dec. 2017|
|4. “Art of Presenting Science”||Transferable||TU Delft||16 - 20 April 2018|
|5. “School on Electronics for Sensing of mechanical motion”||Technical||UNIVIE / UHAM||26 - 29 June 2018 at UNIVIE|
|6. “Low temperature measurements techniques”||Technical||AALTO||22 - 26 Sept. 2018|
|7. “Introduction to MEMS sensors and technology, design and consumer applications”||Industry||BOSCH||10 - 12 April 2019|
|8. “Science Communication”||Transferable||IBM / EPFL / UGENT||27 - 31 Oct 2019 at UGent|
|9. “Postdoc funding opportunities and Proposal writing” (part of Science Communication)||Transferable||UGENT / EPFL||27 - 31 Oct 2019 at UGENT|
|10. “Entrepreneurship”||Industry||EPFL||8 - 12 March 2020|
|11. “Career prospects in industry and academia”||Industry||UKON / UCPH||8 - 12 March 2020||OMT-HOT 2018 annual meeting||Technical||EPFL||15 - 18 January 2018||OMT-HOT 2019 annual meeting||Technical||EPFL||20 - 24 January 2019||Hybrid Optomechanical Technologies HOT2019||Network Conference||EPFL||7 - 11 July 2019||OMT-HOT 2020 annual meeting||Technical||EPFL||19 - 23 January 2020|
ESRs will receive training through inter-sectorial secondments in academia and industry at partner institutes within the network.
The EU Framework Programme
for Research and Innovation
OMT receives funding from the European Union's H2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 722923
for a duration of 4 years (Oct. 2016 – Sept. 2020)