Master/Diploma Thesis Project: Synthesis of Photoresponsive Polymers

Job offer from January 08, 2018

Photoresponsive polymers are smart polymers that are responsive to light. Light can control properties and function of these polymers. Photoresponsive polymers show applications in drug delivery, information storage, lithography, and actuators. The related previous work of our group in this field can be found on http://www.mpip-mainz.mpg.de/4392775/Dr_Si_Wu

We are looking for a highly motivated student with a background in polymer chemistry, organic chemistry, metal complexes or related fields. The successful candidate will work in an international environment and should be able to speak English fluently. The candidate will carry out the following tasks:

  • to synthesize photoresponsive monomers and polymers
  • to characterize the synthetic compounds
  • to study the photoresponsive properties of the polymers

Candidates should send their application electronically containing an application letter, CV, degree/mark sheet (official transcript), and reference letters to Dr. Si Wu wusi@mpip-mainz.mpg.de. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. A good master student may have a chance to continue working as a PhD student in the same group.

 
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