The PhD is embedded into is a collaborative project headed by Roland Resel, TUGraz which involves collaborations with Paolo Falcaro, TUGraz; Egbert Zojer, TUGraz; Rob Ameloot, KULeuven and Elisabetta Venuti, University Bologna. The project is funded by the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF).
We are looking for a PhD student who is interested in a combined theoretical / experimental work aimed at gaining an in-depth understanding of the structural properties of metal-organic frameworks. The theoretical part comprises density-functional theory based band structure calculations on the crystalline materials to optimize structures, to simulate phonons, and to model (orientation dependent) Raman spectra.
The experimental part focuses on crystallographic investigations by using X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy. Part of the experimental work is performed externally e.g. at the synchrotron radiation facility Elettra, Trieste and at the University Bologna, Italy.
PhD supervision: Egbert Zojer, Institute of Solid State Physics, Graz University of Technology
The PhD is associated with a temporary position for three years at the Institute of Solid State Physics, TUGraz. The monthly salary is 2.237,60 € (pre-tax) according to the rules of the FWF (based on an employment of 30 working hours per week working on the project – this time does not include attending classes, learning for exams, and compiling a thesis)
desired starting date: October 2021
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