Research funds are immediately available over 3 years for the following projects:
* Superalloys for turbine applications
* Solid nitrogen as energy storage material
* Lead-free piezoceramics
* Defects in transparent conducting oxides
Electronic structure calculations and molecular dynamics simulations will be used in all projects for modeling structure and properties of the respective materials. Therefore a very good knowledge of solid state physics, quantum mechanics and thermodynamics is a prerequisite. Experience in working with Linux environments and code development is expected. Applicants for Phd-positions must hold a university degree in physics, chemistry, metallurgy or materials science. Competitive pay on E13 level according to TU Darmstadt salary scheme is offered and includes health care as well as social security plans.
-Density functional theory
-Molecular dynamics simulations