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The MM division is continuously looking for motivated students and PostDocs with interest in atomistic materials modelling and computer simulations. On this page you find a list of open positions. Unsolicited applications are also welcome.

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  • Neue elastokalorische Materialien

    Modellierung des elastokalorischen Effekts in nanoporösen Formgedächtnislegierungen

    2020/10/19

    By molecular dynamics simulations we are aiming to study the elastocaloric effect of shape memory alloys.

    Supervisors: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Karsten Albe , M. Sc. Arne Jan Klomp

  • Neue elastokalorische Materialien

    Modellierung des elastokalorischen Effekts in nanoporösen Formgedächtnislegierungen

    2020/10/19

    By molecular dynamics simulations we are aiming to study the elastocaloric effect of shape memory alloys.

    Supervisors: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Karsten Albe , M. Sc. Arne Jan Klomp

Possible research fields

  • Influence of dopants, intrinsic defects and polarons on the properties of functional ceramics
  • Switching behavior of piezoceramics
  • Dislocations and grain boundaries in high-entropy alloys
  • Metallic nanoglasses
  • Mechanics of nanoporous metals
  • Absorber and buffer materials for photovoltaics
  • Materials for solid batteries (anode, cathode, solid electrolytes). Depending on the material, questions arise regarding structure, thermodynamics, interfaces or Li-ion transport.

Prerequisite for a thesis work in our group is a good background in solid-state (condensed matter) physics, thermodynamics and statistical physics.

For the bachelor or master thesis, experience in programming is not a prerequisite, but may be a merit.

If you are interested in one of our topics and would like to work in this area, please do not hesitate to send us your speculative application to

Prof. Dr. Karsten Albe

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