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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) 027-23-2001

on the topic "Low-Tem­per­at­ure Ato­mic Layer Depos­ition of Uncon­ven­tio­nal 2D mater­i­als"

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: "Low-Tem­per­at­ure Ato­mic Layer Depos­ition of Uncon­ven­tio­nal 2D mater­i­als" on a part-time basis with a wee­kly work­ing time of 30 hours.

2D mater­i­als are very prom­ising for future elec­tro­nic devices, nano­sen­sors and energy con­ver­sion appli-cati­ons. In this PhD the­sis uncon­ven­tio­nal 2D mater­i­als with out­stand­ing elec­tro­nic prop­er­ties will be deve­lo­ped by means of Ato­mic Layer Depos­ition (ALD), which is based on a sur­face lim­ited and well-defi­ned chem­ical reac­tion at low tem­per­at­ures. This enab­les the film growth of ideal stoi­chio­me­try and con­for­mal growth on 3D sur­faces. Clas­sical 2D mater­i­als like MoS2 und WS2 show lim­ited charge car­rier mobil­ity. There­fore, this PhD the­sis will focus on the growth of topo­lo­gical insu­lat­ors and non-van der Waals 2D mater­i­als, which will be selec­ted based on band struc­ture cal­cu­la­tions. This PhD pro­ject is embed­ded in the CRC/SFB 1415 on Chem­istry of Syn­the­tic 2D mater­i­als and its gradu­ate school. Fur­ther details on this Ph.D. pro­jects:
  • Build-up of an ALD reac­tor for the film growth of novel com­pounds below 100 °C
  • Devel­op­ment of ALD pro­ces­ses for semi­con­duct­ing 2D mater­i­als based on estab­lished ALD pre-curs­ors
  • Struc­tural and elec­tri­cal char­ac­ter­iz­a­tion of the novel 2D mater­i­als and com­par­ison with band struc­ture cal­cu­la­tions
  • In the advan­ced stage the growth of orga­nic/inor­ganic hybrid films might be tar­geted for flex­ible elec-tron­ics by means of molecu­lar layer depos­ition (MLD).


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 027-23-2001 no later than June 12th, 2023 online as a sin­gle pdf-file to:

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