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Horizon 2020/ MSCA: Researcher in optoelectronics /photonic sought

Country of Origin: Germany
Reference Number: RDDE20180509001
Publication Date: 9 May 2018


A German precision engineering company is looking for a researcher in optoelectronics/ photonic with technical skills for the development of remote sensing devices to detect the speed of particles and objects based on the companies patented core technology. The aim is to commonly apply for a MSCA Individual Fellowship grant under Horizon 2020 (MSCA-IF-2018).


Currently, a German precision engineering company develops a unique measurement technology to remotely measure the velocity of particles and objects. The system only sends out one pulsed laser beam. The light reflects on little particles, for example in the air. The system detects the backscattered light, modulates the signal and receives the information about the lateral velocity of the particle. 

The first product is a lateral Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) device which is able to detect speed and direction of single particles in different heights up to 200 m. This data holds the opportunity for a vertical wind profile in high resolution. The advantage to conventional Doppler-LiDAR is the drastic reduction of the sample volume. In fact, the company's measurement technique enables remote point measurement of horizontal wind speeds.

In order to commonly apply for a MSCA Individual Fellowships grant under Horizon 2020 (MSCA-IF-2018) the company is looking for a researcher (MD or PHD) in optoelectronics / photonic with technical skills for the development of remote sensing devices to detect the speed of particles and objects based on the companies patented core technology. Technical expertise in the field of optical measurement technology and interest in a new field of work coupled with a technical affinity is of great advantage. The interested researcher will apply her/his optoelectronical expertise while working with the company's patented equipment and devices, testing them and adjusting their properties and functions according to the target function. The ambition to build up a new business field with high potential for the researcher’s professional future should be the driving force.

The deadline for expressions of interest is the 13th August 2018, as the German company is planning to submit the proposal at the cut-off date of the 12th of September 2018. The call has a single evaluation scheme. The anticipated duration of the project is 24 months, but an extended collaboration with the researcher is very wished after the end of the project.

Advantages and Innovations

The first device based on the core technology will allow highly precise measurements of the wind velocity in every class of terrain. It combines the advantages of remote sensing technology (easy to deploy, no permits, height) with the accuracy of a point measurement of a traditional met mast on location. With taller turbines, the wind industry is moving to more and more complex terrains. The lateral LiDAR technology makes it possible to assess these sites with turbulent flow conditions. This minimizes the financial risk of multimillion investments in wind park project.

Stage Of Development

Project already started

Requested partner

Researcher with an academic degree / university graduate / MD or PHD in the field of physics / optics / optoelectronics / measurement technology / signal processing with technical skills related to device development and tool building. The objective of the innovation project is to develop, optimize and adjust the core technology to offer multiple sensors and related services to different industries.

Cooperation offer ist closed for requests