PhD: Programmed Nanoscale Synthesis of Functional Materials via Electron Beam-Induced Fabrication

02. 01. 2024

Thesis Title: Programmed Nanoscale Synthesis of Functional Materials via Electron Beam-Induced Fabrication

Project Description:

This PhD project will delve into the realm of programmed nanoscale synthesis of functional materials, harnessing the power of electron beam-induced fabrication. The research aims to unlock the full potential of electron beams in precisely controlling the creation of advanced materials at the atomic and nanoscale levels. The primary focus will be on developing innovative methodologies, understanding fundamental processes, and exploring diverse applications of these programmable synthesis techniques.

Research Objectives:

  1. Programmable Nanoscale Fabrication: Develop novel strategies and protocols for the precise, controlled synthesis of nanomaterials using electron beam-induced fabrication techniques, such as electron beam-induced deposition (EBID).
  2. In Situ Monitoring and Control: Implement in situ characterization tools within electron microscopes to  monitor and control the synthesis process in real-time, enabling adjustments for desired material properties.
  3. Materials Diversity: Explore a wide range of materials, including 2D materials, nanoparticles, and nanostructures, with tailored properties for various applications in electronics, photonics, and sensors.
  4. Advanced Characterization: Employ high-resolution electron microscopy to characterize the synthesized materials at atomic and nanoscale levels, unraveling their structural and compositional details.
  5. Computational Modeling: Develop computational models to predict and optimize the synthesis of materials, offering insights into the underlying mechanisms and guiding experimental design.
  6. Applications in Emerging Technologies: Investigate the application of the synthesized nanomaterials in emerging technologies, such as quantum devices, nanoelectronics, and nanophotonics.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Pioneering advancements in programmed nanoscale synthesis techniques using electron beams.
  • A deeper understanding of the in situ control and monitoring of material fabrication processes.
  • A diverse portfolio of functional nanomaterials with applications in cutting-edge technologies.
  • High-impact research publications and conference presentations.
  • Contribution to the development of next-generation electronic and photonic devices.

This project offers an exceptional opportunity for a dedicated PhD student to explore the frontier of programmed nanoscale synthesis. It provides the chance to make significant contributions to the field of nanomaterials, fabrication, and their applications in emerging technologies.  

For inquiries or to submit your CV and introductory letter, please reach out to Prof. Mark H. Rümmeli at;  as well as at . We look forward to hearing from you.

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