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

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) - KIT - Helmholtz Association

Karlsruhe, Germany

Work group:

Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT)

Area of research:

PHD Thesis

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).

University degree (Diploma (UNI) / Master) in physics, alternatively electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, micro technology or chemical engineeringBasic physical knowledge in imaging and spectroscopic characterization methods based on X-ray and nuclear spinAnalytical skills to solve physical and technical issuesInterest in computer science and chemical process engineeringGood English knowledgeContract duration

limited to 3 years

Application up to


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For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Korvink, e-mail: jan.korvink@kit.edu, phone 0721 608-22740

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Quote Reference: Helmholtz-2369