PhD positions in Ultrafast Science: IMPRS-UFAST

Study in:Germany
Deadline: 15 December 2017

PhD positions in Ultrafast Science: IMPRS-UFAST: International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Ultrafast Imaging and Structural Dynamics invites applications for a structured PhD programme in the Physics and Chemistry of ultrafast phenomena.

IMPRS-UFAST is a joint endeavor of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY), the Universität Hamburg and the European XFEL GmbH.

Study areas:

  • theoretical and experimental aspects of condensed matter and atomically resolved dynamics
  • fundamental light-matter interaction, accelerator-based light sources, coherent imaging
  • coherent controlled molecular and solid state dynamics
  • molecule imaging
  • extreme timescale spectroscopy
  • ultrafast optics and x-ray science
  • relevance and applications in chemistry, biology and medicine

Duration: 3-year

Starting date: Summer/autumn 2018


  • Applicant must be highly motivated with an excellent academic background.
  • Applicants must hold or expected to complete Master’s degree or an equivalent degree in Physics, Chemistry or related areas.

How to apply:

  • Applications must be submitted online.

PhD projects available in the IMPRS-UFAST

  1. 2018-UFAST-ACA1: Attosecond spectroscopy at X-ray free-electron lasers
  2. 2018-UFAST-ACA2: Few-femtosecond spectroscopy of phase transitions in complex materials
  3. 2018-UFAST-AR1: Dynamical properties of solids
  4. 2018-UFAST-AR2: Nonadiabatic theory for light-matter interaction
  5. 2018-UFAST-MS1: Unraveling astrochemical processes using a multi-spectroscopic approach
  6. 2018-UFAST-HS1: Ultrafast phase transitions in organic molecular solids
  7. 2018-UFAST-DM3: Liquid phase electron microscopy of viral macromolecular complexes in action
  8. 2018-UFAST-DM2: Instrumentation Development: Desorption by Impulsive Vibrational Excitation based Mass Spectrometry and Tissue Imaging
  9. 2018-UFAST-DM1: Towards Quantum Control in Chemistry – The IR Death Laser Project
  10. 2018-UFAST-DM5: To Unravel Molecular Details of Photoinduced Charge Generation in Metal-Organic Frameworks
  11. 2018-UFAST-AR4: Nonadiabatic dynamics in condensed phase systems
  12. 2018-UFAST-AR3: Dissipation and decoherence in strong light-matter coupling
  13. 2018-UFAST-FK2: Waveform Synthesizer and Electronics
  14. 2018-UFAST-FK4:THz Acceleration and X-ray Sources
  15. 2018-UFAST-FK1: Observing and controlling electronic and structural dynamics in matter on extreme time scales
  16. 2018-UFAST-FK3: Nonlinear effects in condensed matter induced by ultrastrong THz fields
  17. 2018-UFAST-PS1: Local Order Formation in Glassy Systems
  18. 2018-UFAST-AM1: Dynamics near structural and electronic phase transitions using ultrafast coherent X-ray scattering in pump-probe experiments
  19. 2018-UFAST-AR5: Plasmon-enhanced tunneling
  20. 2018-UFAST-AC1: Terahertz control of Josephson plasma waves in high temperature superconductors
  21. 2018-UFAST-DM4: Liquid phase electron microscopy of viral self-assembly mechanisms
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Ultrafast Imaging and Structural Dynamics
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Germany
Subject areas Physics, Chemistry
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 15th December 2017

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