The Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT) leads applied research and development in the fields of Micro- and Nanosystems for Energy, Photonics and others. The candidate will get the opportunity to get insight in a large variety of on-site fabrication processes, test methods and state-of-the-art equipment. In a joint project the potential of biomimetic and bio-replicated structures for optical applications will be investigated. The candidate will engage with the micro- and nano-structuring of polymers using in-house hot embossing processes. Following the fabrication of samples, optical (UV-vis-NIR spectroscopy) and morphological (AFM, SEM) characterization will be carried out (in collaboration with other members of the team. Finally, the impact of the samples will be tested via application to solar cells and electrical (I-V, EQE) characterization will also be employed during the project.
The ideal candidate should have a strong drive to engage with research activity which often implies addressing novel challenges. This is a multidisciplinary project, so a will to broaden horizons and strengthen a diverse set of skills is also desirable. The candidate will have the support of IMT staff towards successful completion of the project.
Further information on the Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT): www.imt.kit.edu