PhD Position in the field of graphene nano-ribbon fabrication, characterization and application

Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.

Our nanotech@surfaces Laboratory is offering a

PhD Position in the field of graphene nano-ribbon fabrication, characterization and application

We are currently searching for an outstanding PhD candidate with a strong experimental background in Materials Science, Surface Science or Physical Chemistry to take up a challenging PhD position in the area of Graphene Nanoribbon Science and Technology. Within this PhD project, the electronic properties of atomically precise graphene nanoribbon (GNR) structures will be investigated using surface scientific characterization tools such as scanning tunnelling spectroscopy (STS) and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (ARPES). A main focus will be set on the investigation of GNRs with zigzag and related edge topologies as well as GNR heterostructures and heterojunctions. These structures will be fabricated in close collaboration with synthesis-related projects. In order to further control the electronic properties of GNRs, various post-growth UHV-based functionalization procedures will be investigated and optimized. In order to link electronic and structural properties with the ultimate resolution, the STS measurements shall be complemented with non-contact atomic force microscopy (nc-AFM) characterization.

Required qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Physics, Chemistry or Materials Sciences. A solid background in Surface Science and previous experience using STM or other UHV surface analysis equipment would be significant benefits. Very good communication skills in English are required, German or French language skills are beneficial.

The position is available upon agreement with a planned duration of 3 years.

We offer a challenging position in a materials research institution in the Zurich area with outstanding infrastructure and broad interdisciplinary surroundings.

For more information, please contact Prof. Roman Fasel,roman.fasel@empa.ch.

Applications must include a motivation letter, CV, exam certificates, list of publications and two references with contact details.

Please submit your application online and upload all documents (“pdf”-file is recommended) through this webpage. Any other way of applying will not be considered.

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