Type: PhD Student
Contract type: Fixed term contract
Duration: 14 months (+ 22 months + potentially 12 months extension)
Your work environment
The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a Research and Technology Organization (RTO) active in the fields of materials, environment and IT. By transforming scientific knowledge into technologies, smart data and tools, LIST empowers citizens in their choices, public authorities in their decisions and businesses in their strategies.
You will be part of the LIST Materials Research and Technology department
Through its research into advanced materials and processes, the department, with over 190 researchers and engineers, contributes to the emergence of enabling technologies that underpin the innovation processes of local and international industry. The department’s activities hinge on four thematic pillars supported by dedicated platform specialists as below:
In the context of the project CLASMARTS (Cluster Assembled Materials Tuning for Sensing) funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR-CORE Call 2019), a 4-year PhD position is available at the Transparent and Optically Tunable Materials and Nanostructures group, MRT department of LIST, for a highly motivated student with experimental background.
Aiming to widen the group’s expertise in the area of nanoporous thin films and their perspective applications as active layers in the fields of gas sensing as well as of functional surfaces in general, CLASMARTS foresees:
1) The development of a prototype equipment for Cluster Beam Deposition (CBD);
2) The study of the growth dynamics of atomic clusters and their assembling into a nanoporous film;
3)The study of the electrical conduction of cluster-assembled nanoporous films. The PhD research plan requires the participation to each one of the steps above. In particular it is expected:
Teamwork supported by original contribution is expected for the planning of the experimental work as well as for the analysis of the results.
Essential duties and responsibilities
|Title||Phd Student in Deposition and Electrical Conduction of Nanoporous Films by Soft Assembling of Atomic Clusters (M/F)|
|Employer||Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)|
|Job location||5, Avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux, L-4362 Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg|
|Published||May 15, 2020|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Materials Engineering,   Experimental Physics,   Nanotechnology,   Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,   Materials Physics  |