PhD student (f/m/d) (Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science)

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin for Materials and Energy (HZB)

Berlin, Germany

Work group:

Solar Fuels

Area of research:

PHD Thesis

Job description:

Reference No. EE 2019/41

The Institute Solar Fuels is looking for

PhD student (f/m/d) (Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science)


  • Investigations on electron dynamics and energetics of prototypical photoelectrode surfaces for photoelectrochemical hydrogen generation

  • Modification of the surface electronic and chemical properties of III-V compound semiconductor absorber systems

  • Use of advanced ultrafast laser spectroscopy methods, such as time-resolved two-photon photoemission (tr-2PPE), to understand surface electronic structure and charge carrier dynamics

  • Combine experimental results with density functional theory (DFT) simulations from project partners to analyse charge transfer and recombination processes

  • Communication of results through publications and conference participation


  • Masters Degree/Diploma in physics, chemistry, materials science or a related field
  • Comprehensive knowledge in semiconductor physics
  • Experience working with UHV based characterization techniques including photoelectron spectroscopy and/or time-resolved laser spectroscopy

Further Information

Dr. Dennis Friedrich

+49 30 8062-42923

Closing Date: 25.11.2019

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: EE 2019/41