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Open Positions

As of January 2015, the Institute of Experimental Physics has the following open positions:

Master Thesis (Students of Physics, Physics and Economy or Students of Advanced Materials of Ulm University)

  • Super-resolution Raman microscopy based on tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS), more information by Dr. Manuel Goncalves and Prof. Dr. Mika Lindén.
  • Reckonstruction of cell surfaces by multi-focus imaging. A newly built microscope with optomechanical actuators for cells will be used to reconstruct the shape of cells subject to mechanical stress using an algorithm by Prof. Koch.
  • In this master thesis you will verify the optical setup and the algorithms and you will use them to characterize adherent cells. More information by Tobias Neckernuß or Othmar Marti
  • Investigation of polymeric actuators. These actuators work with low voltages. They are bio-compatible. More information by Dr. Masoud Amirkhani
  • Investigation of self-organized spherical micro droplet arrays. More information by Dr. Masoud Amirkhani
  • Improvement of bio-anorganic hybrid membrans with uniform nanopores. Nanopores are formed by advanced physical processes. Their diameter is reduced by segments of Tobacco-Mosaic-Viruses. You will optimize the process and carry out measurements to prove the functionality. This project is in the framework of the priority programme  SPP 1569 of the DFG. This thesis will be supervised by Dr. Alfred Plettl and Othmar Marti betreut.
  • Cell migration in quasi-3D-environments. The migration of cells on a planar surface differs from that in a quasi-3D-environment. You will build suitable microfluidic channels and use them to investigate the cell migration. More information by Daniel Geiger or Othmar Marti
  • How hot are gold nanoparticles
    Due to bio compatibility of gold nanoparticles (GN), one can use them for drug delivery and anti-cancer treatment purposes. Another interesting property of GN is its optical behavior, which differs from bulk gold. The distinctive absorption spectrum of GN can be exploited in the combination of its biocompatibility to target and destroy the cancer cell which are on the surface of organs. The idea is to target cancer cell using special receptor and then irradiate them using a laser; this generates local heat and destroys the cancer cells while nearby cells remain untouched. However, the biggest question is how hot the gold nanoparticles can be? In this thesis, we use various techniques to measure the local heating of gold nanoparticles.  The main duty of the student is building a photocorrelation spectroscopy set-up to measure the heat by GN while they are irradiated by laser. More information by Dr. Masoud Amirkhani

We are constantly offering master thesis. Please contact us for further details. (Prof. Othmar Marti)

Bachelor Thesis (Students of Physics or Physics and Economy of Ulm University)

We are constantly offering bachelor thesis. Please contact us for further details. (Prof. Othmar Marti)

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