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Open PhD position within the ERC VISIRday framework
We are currently looking for a highly motivated Ph.D. student to become part of our ERC VISIRday research project. We develop the future cooling technology based on passive cooling. Become part of this exciting endeavour in a dynamic and inspiring research lab with excellent facilities and support. If you have a solid background in chemistry, physics, nanotechnology or related subjects do not hesitate to apply now with your CV, publication list, and motivation letter.
My team and I work on periodic and amorphous functional nanostructures using a wide range of materials. Our predominant route towards well-defined nano- and mesostructured materials starts with the design of colloidal particles, which resemble the fundamental building blocks.
These are being assembled into two- and three-dimensional arrays, which not only adds an additional length scale of structure, but also functionality. We have developed simple, yet robust techniques to assemble colloidal spheres into ordered monolayers. Of particular interest are the optical, mechanical, and thermal properties of latex particles, hollow spheres, and plasmonic nanoparticles.
If you have a keen interest in the development of new characterization techniques and to explore the interplay between light and thermal transport please send your application to Markus Retsch.