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Leib­niz-Insti­tut für Fest­kör­per- und Werk­stoff­for­schung Dres­den (IFW Dres­den e.V.)

The Leib­niz Insti­tute for Solid State and Mater­i­als Rese­arch Dres­den e. V. (IFW Dres­den) con­ducts mod-ern mater­i­als rese­arch on a sci­ent­i­fic basis for the devel­op­ment of new and sus­tain­able mater­i­als and tech­no­lo­gies. The insti­tute employs an aver­age of 500 people from over 40 nati­ons and, in addi­tion to its sci­ent­i­fic tasks, is ded­ic­ated to pro­mot­ing young sci­ent­ists and engin­eers. Fur­ther inform­a­tion at:

PhD pos­i­tion (m/f/d) 025-23-2001

on the fol­low­ing topic "Area Select­ive Ato­mic Layer Depos­ition under Micro­pat­ter­ned Fields"

Working field:

The Insti­tute for Metal­lic Mater­i­als (Prof. K. Nielsch) of the IFW Dres­den offers a PhD pos­i­tion (m/f/d) on the fol­low­ing topic: "Area Select­ive Ato­mic Layer Depos­ition under Micro­pat­ter­ned Fields" on a part-time basis with a wee­kly work­ing time of 30 hours.

The app­lic­a­tion of mag­netic or elec­tric fields dur­ing the growth of thin films has a strong influ­ence on the depos­ition rate, com­pos­i­tion and mor­pho­logy, as well as the trans­port prop­er­ties of thin films. These obser­va­tions have been made for film growth using chem­ical vapor depos­ition (CVD), elec­tro­chem­ical depos­ition and aer­o­sol depos­ition. In this the­sis pro­ject, loc­al­ized and switch­able elec­tric and mag­netic fields are used for the select­ive depos­ition of mainly 2D mater­i­als on the micro­scale. Ato­mic Layer Dep-osi­tion (ALD) is a con­for­mal depos­ition tech­nique based on a sur­face-lim­ited and well-defi­ned chem­ical reac­tion. Here, we aim to apply mag­netic and elec­tri­cal stim­uli dur­ing the ALD depos­ition pro­cess. Based on our pre­vi­ous exper­i­ence with a MEMS plat­form for ther­mo­elec­tric meas­ure­ments [J. Mater. Res. 31, 196 (2016)], we will deve­lop novel micro­struc­tured plat­forms for these in situ depos­ition exper­i­ments at the pro­ject begin­ning. More details about this Ph.D. pro­ject:
  • Devel­op­ment of micro­struc­tured elec­tri­cal plat­form/ chip for area select­ive ALD and integ­ra­tion into an ALD reac­tor.
  • In-situ exper­i­ments with estab­lished ALD pro­ces­ses for oxi­des and metals under the influ­ences of switch­able mag­netic or elec­tri­cal fields or mod­u­lated tem­per­at­ure pro­files over time.
  • Elec­tri­cal and struc­tural char­ac­ter­iz­a­tion of the micro­pat­ter­ned films grown by area select­ive ALD.
  • Sim­u­la­tion of the local ALD pro­cess beha­vior by means of finite ele­ment sim­u­la­tions.


We are seek­ing highly motiv­ated app­lic­ants (m/f/d) with a uni­ver­sity degree (Mas­ter / Dip­loma) with a back­ground in chem­istry or phys­ics, mater­i­als sci­ence, mech­an­ical engin­eer­ing, or a rel­ev­ant sub­ject, who are inter­ested in inter­dis­cip­lin­ary rese­arch, like to be invol­ved in the ALD com­munity and cre­at­ively con­trib­ute their own ideas. We are look­ing for a can­did­ate (m/f/d) with pro­noun­ced ini­ti­at­ive, cre­ativ­ity, abil­ity to work effect­ively in a team, as well as flu­ency of writ­ten and spo­ken Eng­lish.

What we offer:

The project duration is limited to 3 years, starting on October 1, 2023. A research stay abroad of maxi-mum 6 months is supported and strongly recommended. Remuneration is based on the TV-L (EG 13, 75 %). The first contract is limited to 1 year, an extension for another 2 years is possible. Doctoral students (m/f/d) are facilitated to participate in the doctoral program in order to successfully complete their dissertation. We offer an attractive workplace with excellent facilities and surroundings in Dresden.

How to apply:

IFW Dres­den stri­ves for a bal­anced gen­der ratio in all areas. In sci­ence, IFW Dres­den would like to in-crease the pro­por­tion of women and there­fore expli­citly invi­tes suit­ably qual­i­fied female sci­ent­ists to apply. The app­lic­a­tion of severely dis­abled per­sons is expli­citly wel­come.

App­lic­a­tion includ­ing a CV, a motiv­a­tion let­ter describ­ing the rese­arch career goals, skills and experi-ence, cop­ies of all cer­ti­fic­ates should be sent cit­ing the ref­er­ence num­ber 025-23-2001 no later than June 12th, 2023 online as a sin­gle pdf-file to:

For fur­ther inform­a­tion, please con­tact: Prof. Kor­nelius Nielsch (