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Leib­niz-Insti­tut für Fest­kör­per- und Werk­stoff­for­schung Dres­den (IFW Dres­den e.V.)

The Leib­niz Insti­tute for Solid State and Mater­i­als Research Dresden e. V. (IFW Dresden) con­ducts mod­ern mater­i­als research on a sci­entific basis for the devel­op­ment of new and sus­tain­able mater­i­als and tech­no­lo­gies. The insti­tute employs an aver­age of 500 people from over 40 nations and, in addi­tion to its sci­entific tasks, is ded­ic­ated to pro­mot­ing young sci­ent­ists and engin­eers. Fur­ther inform­a­tion at:

PhD posi­tion (m/f/d) 042-22-2503

Addi­tive Manu­fac­tu­ring of high-per­for­mance ther­moelec­tric devices

Working field:

They will employ addi­tive manu­fac­tu­ring, based on the selec­tive laser mel­ting (SLM) pro­cess, to opti­mize ther­moelec­tric mate­ri­als and fabri­cate ther­moelec­tric devices for hig­her per­for­mance in terms of energy con­ver­sion effi­ci­ency, coo­ling per­for­mance, and ther­mal long-term sta­bi­lity. Tra­di­tio­nal methods will also be used for refe­ren­ces. A deepe­ned under­stan­ding of the inter­re­la­ti­ons among manu­fac­tu­ring, micro­st­ruc­ture, mate­rial pro­per­ties and device per­for­mance will be app­lied. This Ph.D. the­sis will take part in the IFW excel­lence pro­ject on ther­moelec­tric modu­les.


We are see­king highly moti­va­ted app­li­cants (m/f/d) with a uni­ver­sity degree (Mas­ter/Diploma) with a back­ground in mate­ri­als sci­ence and engi­nee­ring, solid state phy­sics, nano­tech­no­logy, mecha­ni­cal engi­nee­ring or a rele­vant sub­ject. Good com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills in Eng­lish (spo­ken and writ­ten) are expec­ted.

What we offer:

The Insti­tute for Metal­lic Mate­ri­als (Prof. K. Nielsch) of the IFW Dres­den offers a PhD posi­tion (m/f/d) on the fol­lo­wing topic: Addi­tive Manu­fac­tu­ring of high-per­for­mance ther­moelec­tric devices.

The pro­ject dura­tion is limi­ted to 3.5 years and will start as soon as pos­si­ble. The salary is based upon the TV-L rules (EG 13, 65%). PhD can­di­da­tes (m/f/d) are faci­li­ta­ted to par­ti­ci­pate in the PhD pro­gram to suc­cess­fully com­plete their dis­ser­ta­tion. We offer an attrac­tive work place with excel­lent faci­li­ties and envi­ron­ment in Dres­den.

How to apply:

IFW Dres­den stri­ves for a balan­ced gen­der ratio in all areas. In sci­ence, IFW Dres­den would like to increase the pro­por­tion of women and the­re­fore expli­citly invi­tes sui­ta­bly qua­li­fied female sci­en­tists to apply. The app­li­ca­tion of severely dis­ab­led per­sons is expli­citly wel­come. The pro­mi­sing can­di­da­tes will be invi­ted to an inter­view (most likely online due to the covid-19 pan­de­mic).

App­li­ca­tion inclu­ding a CV, a moti­va­tion let­ter describ­ing the rese­arch career goals, skills and expe­ri­ence, copies of all cer­ti­fi­ca­tes should be sent citing the refe­rence num­ber 042-22-2503 no later than July 31th, 2022 online as a sin­gle pdf-file to:

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please con­tact: Dr. Ping­jun Ying (