• Description:

    Join the forefront of research at the Functional Materials Chair of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) with a funded PhD position. Delve into the physical fundamentals of material properties using state-of-the-art scattering methods and spectroscopic techniques. This project focuses on understanding electrode formation in organic solar cells during advanced sputter deposition, crucial for enhancing device performance.

    Organic electronic devices leverage organic or organic-inorganic hybrid materials; however, electrodes are often pure metals due to their superior electronic conductivity. Understanding the interface between polymers and metals is crucial for optimizing device performance. This project focuses on employing advanced sputter deposition techniques to investigate electrode formation in organic solar cells. Collaborating with the University of Kiel and DESY Hamburg, we aim to correlate sputter parameters with electrode morphology and solar cell performance.


    • Master’s degree in Physics, Material Science, or related fields
    • Strong background in experimental techniques and materials characterization
    • Proficiency in English (German language skills advantageous but not mandatory)

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates should email Prof. Peter Müller-Buschbaum (muellerb@ph.tum.de) with the following documents:

    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • Statement of Purpose (max. 2 pages)
    • Academic Transcripts
    • Contact details of two referees

    Rolling applications until the position is filled. Early applications are encouraged.



  • Fields

    • Material Science

    • Physics

  • Qualifications

    • Master

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