Vacancy No. 02-2019-IMT

02-2019-IMT PhD Position: Correlation of in-situ lab based X-ray imaging and NMR/MRI microscopy for the understanding of catalytic processes

Job description

The aim of this PhD work is to develop and implement a concept that allows to correlate data from non-destructive x-ray imaging (e.g. single shot imaging) and spin resonant methods (NMR / MRI) in order to provide quasi-in-situ unambiguous statements on the dependence of catalytic reaction processes (example oxidation of dihydropyridine to pyridine) on morphology and structure on the microscale. These data are used to create the conditions to improve catalytic layers in their structure and morphology, so that the catalytic process is more efficient and productive. The concept must allow for extensibility to other issues (e.g., nanoscale morphology study).

Personal qualification
  • University degree (Diploma (UNI) / Master) in physics, alternatively electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, micro technology or chemical engineering
  • Basic physical knowledge in imaging and spectroscopic characterization methods based on X-ray and nuclear spin
  • Analytical skills to solve physical and technical issues
  • Interest in computer science and chemical process engineering
  • Good English knowledge
Organizational unit

Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT)

Starting date

as soon as possible

Contract duration

limited to 3 years

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Korvink, e-mail:, phone 0721 608-22740


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 02-2019-IMT.
Personnel support is provided by 

Ms Gätcke
phone: +49 721 608-25010,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

If qualified, severely disabled persons will be preferred.