Join us

There are always open positions in the Institute for Metallic Materials. We are looking for you to join us as student apprentice, diploma - or PhD-student or as a postdoc in the fields of materials science, physics, chemistry or crystallography.


Currently we are looking for applications in the following areas:

Post Doc positions

Doctorate candidates

We are looking for outstanding and motivated candidates for the following PhD topics. For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Kornelius Nielsch

  • Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) of topological insulators

  • Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) of magnetic tunneling barriers

  • ALD synthesis and thermoelectric properties of layered dichalkogenide materials

  • Development of in plane template systems for nanorod fabrication

  • Semiconducting nanohole arrays by two-step replication of nanoporous membranes

  • Physical metallurgy of thermoelectric bulk materials

  • Semiconducting bulk materials for resource efficient thermoelectrics

»»» Structured PhD-training at the IMW «««

If you should need any further information or assistance from our side concerning the PhD-training, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Anke Kirchner


Diploma and master candidates

Bachelor and student research projects

  • Superconducting magnetic bearings in ring spinning - contact: Dr. Maria Sparing

  • Voltage control of magnetic properties in FePt thin films - contact: Dr. Karin Leistner

  • Deposition oxidischer Schichten für elektrokalorische Anwendungen - contact: Dr. Ruben Hühne

  • Magnetokalorische Schichten für eine energieeffizientere Kühlung - contact: Dr. Sebastian Fähler

  • Charakterisierung von mittels Diffusionstechnik hergestellten MgB2-Bulkproben bzw. -Drähten - contact: Dr. Wolfgang Häßler

Student apprentice / student research assistant




Prof. Dr. Kornelius Nielsch


Ines Firlle
Room: A3E.04
Phone: +49 351 4659 137

Carolin Beckert
Room: A3E.04
Phone: +49 351 4659 324

FAX: +49 351 4659 541

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Postal Address

Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden
Helmholtzstr. 20
01069 Dresden

Cooperative Activities

EU TIPS - Thermally Intergrated Smart Photonic Systems

DFG SPP 1599 Ferroic Cooling - Caloric Effects in Ferroic Materials: New Concepts for Cooling