• Description:

    Explore the fascinating world of material science with a funded PhD opportunity at the Technical University of Munich. Dive into the realm of amphiphilic self-assembly and investigate the unique properties of noninvasive orthogonal switchable block copolymers. Join a dynamic research team at the Chair of Functional Materials and contribute to cutting-edge advancements in the field.

    The project delves into the induced self-organization of amphiphilic block copolymers, where the hydrophilic or hydrophobic character of each block can be reversibly controlled independently through noninvasive stimuli such as temperature change or UV-light irradiation. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with interdisciplinary teams to synthesize new diblock copolymers and study their structure formation and switching behavior in thin films. Cutting-edge spectroscopic and scattering methods will be employed to analyze structural changes and phase transitions, with a focus on neutron scattering experiments at the Munich neutron source FRMII.


    We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student to join our research project on “Amphiphilic Self-Assembly of Completely Noninvasive Orthogonal Switchable Block Copolymers.” Applicants should hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or a related field. Strong background knowledge in polymer science, spectroscopy, and scattering methods is desirable. Proficiency in English is required.


    Interested candidates should submit a CV, academic transcripts, a letter of motivation outlining research interests and relevant experience, and contact information for two academic referees to Prof. Peter Müller-Buschbaum via email at muellerb@ph.tum.de.

  • Fields

    • Chemistry

    • Material Science

    • Physics

  • Qualifications

    • Master

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