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PhD Position in Nanoscience

Experimental physics, chemistry and engineering
University of Vienna


A three-year PhD position is available in the field of nanoscience at the Faculty of Physics at the University of Vienna.


Project description:

The project will focus on metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). MOFs represent a new class of compounds that consist of metal nodes and organic ligands to form various 1D, 2D and 3D nanostructures exhibiting advanced optical, electronic and magnetic properties. A special focus will be put on electrically conductive MOFs in which quantum confinement effects are expected. Due to their ultrahigh porosity MOFs can be effectively functionalized by molecular doping and electrochemical doping. Optimally functionalized MOFs will further be implemented in electronic devices such as solar cells, batteries, sensors and smart windows.

The successful candidate will carry out experimental research on MOFs: synthesis, functionalization, characterization, electronic, optical and magnetic properties, optoelectronic and spintronic applications, in an interdisciplinary research team at the University of Vienna, in association with fellow researchers at TU Wien and J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry in Prague, Czech Republic.



Applicants are expected to hold a master of science degree or equivalent research experience in physics, chemistry, engineering or another relevant discipline by the start date of the project. Applicants should have excellent academic qualifications and outstanding communication skills with an excellent proficiency in English.


Starting date: 1 April 2019 on



Please see the guideline of the Austrian science fund:


Application documents:

• Motivation letter

• Curriculum vitae

• Copies of bachelor or master theses

• Copies of completed education, grades and other certificates

• Names and contact information of two references


Application procedure:

Please send the application documents to: hidetsugu.shiozawa(at)univie.ac.at



For further information:




Name: Hidetsugu Shiozawa

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