Explore the NANOMOTION world: opening of 12 PhD and 1 Postdoc position!

Welcome to ITN “Nanoelectromechanical Motion in Functional Materials”!

NANOMOTION represents a joint European effort involving eight partners seeking to make breakthroughs in nanoelectromechanical characterization of emergent functional materials.. The position is funded by the European Commission in the framework of the FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network “NANOMOTION”. NANOMOTION aims at the development of the next generation of multifunctional materials (piezoelectrics, ferroelectrics, multiferroics, ionic conductors and polar biomaterials) using novel nanoelectromechanical tools: Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM) and Electrochemical Strain Microscopy (ESM) as well as their combination with traditional scanning probe microscopy methods. NANOMOTION is intended to train the next generation of scientists, engineers and technologists in the fundamental aspects of nanoelectromechanics and to apply advanced PFM/ESM tools to study a wide range of emergent multifunctional materials.


Opportunities are available as follows:

12 PhD positions:
- Lead-free piezoelectrics (University of Leeds - UK, Tyndall Institute - Ireland )

- Nanostructured ferroelectrics (Nanotec/ICMM - Spain)

- Calculations and modelling (Uiniversity of Duisburg-Essen - Germany)

- Magnetoelectric and multiferroic materials (National Physical Laboratory – UK, University of Duisburg-Essen - Germany)

- Piezoelectric biomaterials and nanostructures (University of Aveiro - Portugal, University College Dublin - Ireland)

- Battery materials for energy storage (Bosch - Germany)

1 postdoc position:

- Development of PFM and ESM methods (University of Aveiro – Portugal, Nanotec - Spain)


Research Fields

Materials Science, Physics, Scanning Probe Microscopy, Chemistry.


Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (master degree or equivalent) 
Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (postdoc) 



Researchers will receive a competitive salary and generous allowances for travel and for participation in the training and research events of the Network. An employment is possible after successful completion of PhD thesis.


More details:

www.itn-nanomotion.eu, http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/jobs/index, http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/welcome

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Comment by Andrei Kholkin on November 16, 2011 at 4:22pm
Dear Nandhini,
Thank you for the interest in our project.
Please, follow instructions posted in
www.itn-nanomotion.eu, Euraxess jobs:
or Nature Jobs. Your application should be send
to coordinator of the specific project and to the Nanomotion
manager. The deadline for the applications is
Hope you'll be selected and will participate
in our exciting project!
Andrei Kholkin
Coordinator of Nanomotion

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Comment by James Richard Tacker on November 15, 2011 at 6:23pm

I am interested in supplying any nano materials that may be needed in this research

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Comment by Arun Aravind on November 15, 2011 at 6:04am

Dear Sir,

I'm interseted in the post doc position.

How I can send the application with my CV.




Arun Aravind

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Comment by ASHISH KUMAR MALL on November 15, 2011 at 5:08am

I’m interested for PhD position in the area of ' Battery materials for energy storage (Bosch - Germany) like Silicon & TiO2 nanowire/nanorod & Nanostructured ferroelectrics’(Nanotec/ICMM).I have completed B.Sc & M.Sc in Physics 2007 and also done M.Tech in Materials Science and Enginnering from NIT Tiruchchirappalli (India). Now I pursuing the 1 year project (upto 1 march 2012) on TiO2 nanorod / quantum dots solar cell fromm IIT Bombay (India).

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Comment by TINC on November 14, 2011 at 9:24pm
Thanks for the useful info!

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Comment by Mohamed farag attya on November 14, 2011 at 8:09pm

Dear Sir I am highly intrested in PHD position in new advanced nano material for industrial application ,I have master degree in advanced materials for electrical applications ,please if any opportunity available contactme , my e mail : mfametal@yahoo.com

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Comment by Ranojit Kumar Dutta on November 14, 2011 at 5:44pm
Dear Sir,

I’m interested for PhD position in the area of ' Nanostructured ferroelectrics’ Nanotec/ICMM – Spain . I have completed my B.Sc (Hons) in Physics & M.Sc in Physics both First Class from National University, Gazipur, Bangladesh and also completed M.Phil in Physics from the Department of physics, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka -1000, Bangladesh. Thesis title "Structural, Optical & Electrical Properties of Pb doped CdS Thin Films Deposited by Spray Pyrolysis Technique". Now I’m working as a Lecturer in physics in the Department of Textile Engineering, City University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, www.cityuniversity.edu.bd. Also I was appointed as a Teaching Assistant (TA). in the Department of Physics, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh, www.buet.ac.bd.

I’m waiting to your reply.

Sincerely Yours,
Ranojit Kumar Dutta

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