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


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

„Flexible großflächige thermoelektrische Bauteile“ (GroTEGx), TP „Aufbau und Optimierung von flexiblen thermoelektrischen Generatoren mittels elektrochemischer Abscheidung“ - This project (Grant No. 100245375) is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Free State of Saxony


EU TIPS - Thermally Intergrated Smart Photonic Systems

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