Bachelor, Master Theses and Ph.D.

We are continuously looking for talented students and researchers at all academic education levels (BS, MS, PhD and Postdoc).

 

Ph.D. Positions:

Solid State/Surface Physics: Structural, Electronic, Magnetic, and Vibrational Properties of Nanostructures.

There are several open PhD positions for students interested in the research fields of solid state and surface physics in the Institute of Experimental Physics IV at the Ruhr Universität Bochum. The successful applicant will investigate the novel size- and shape-dependent physical properties of metal nanostructures. Emphasis will be given to: (i) studying the magnetic properties of nearly 1D and 0D systems, (ii) monitoring sizedependent changes in the electronic properties of nanoscale systems, and (iii) getting insight into the vibrational dynamics of low dimensional systems. More...

Nanoscale Surface Physics: Structural, Electronic, and Catalytic Properties of Nanostructures.

There are several open PhD position for students interested in the research fields of surface physics and nanocatalysis in the Institute of Experimental Physics IV at the Ruhr Universität Bochum. The successful applicants will utilize ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) surface-sensitive techniques to characterize the novel size- and shape-dependent physical-chemical properties of nanostructures. Emphasis will be given to understanding the mechanisms of metal nanoparticle enhanced chemical reactivity by monitoring changes in size, shape, chemical state, and electronic structure of nanoscale systems during heterogeneous and electrochemical catalytic reactions. The reactivity tests will be conducted in UHV and at high pressure (gas/solid nanostructured interfaces), as well in an electrochemical environment (liquid/solid interfaces). The evolution of the structure, chemical state and composition of nanocatalysts at work (in situ and under operando conditions) will be monitored. More...

Postdoctoral Positions:

Nanoscale Surface Physics: Structural, Electronic, and Catalytic Properties of Nanostructures.

There are open postdoctoral positions in the research fields of surface physics and nanocatalysis in the Institute of Experimental Physics IV at the Ruhr Universität Bochum. The successful applicant will utilize UHV-based surface-sensitive techniques to characterize the novel size- and shape-dependent physical-chemical properties of nanostructures. Emphasis will be given to understanding the mechanisms of metal nanoparticle enhanced chemical reactivity by monitoring changes in size, shape, chemical state, and electronic structure of nanoscale systems during heterogeneous and electrochemical catalytic reactions. The reactivity tests will be conducted in UHV and at high pressure (gas/solid nanostructured interfaces), as well in an electrochemical environment (liquid/solid interfaces). The evolution of the structure, chemical state and composition of nanocatalysts at work (in situ and under operando conditions) will be monitored. More...

Solid State / Surface Physics: Structural, Electronic, Magnetic and Vibrational Properties of Nanostructures

There are open postdoctoral positions in the research fields of solid state and surface physics in the Institute of Experimental Physics IV at the Ruhr Universität Bochum. The successful applicant will investigate the novel size- and shape-dependent physical properties of metal nanostructures. Emphasis will be given to: (i) studying the magnetic properties of nearly 1D and 0D systems, (ii) monitoring size-dependent changes in the electronic properties of nanoscale systems, and (iii) getting insight into the vibrational dynamics of low dimensional systems. More...