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Interested in a Ph.D. or a BSc/MSc/FP?

Are you looking forward to a Ph.D. Position? Are you a motivated student looking for a cutting-edge research project in a state-of-the-art facility? Are you looking for a close and personal scientific mentorship? Then apply to these positions!

PhD Position (f/m/d)

Terahertz Magnetic Metasurfaces for High Frequency Electron Spin Resonance

Job description:

The project will include a combination of numerical modeling of terahertz metasurface resonators, fabrication by lithographic techniques and pulsed electron spin resonance experiments.

The position can start immediately. The position is for 3 years, with a possible extension of one year (e.g. for writing the dissertation). Remuneration will be based on the collective agreement for the public service of German federal states (Tarifvertrag für den Öffentlichen Dienst der Länder TV-L E13 50%).

Your profile:

I am looking for highly motivated individuals holding an MSc degree in Physics or Physical Engineering or similar who are interested in multidisciplinary projects at the interface of physics, chemistry, material sciences and engineering. Ideally, but not necessarily, the applicant will have experience in metamaterials or metasurfaces and/or terahertz time-domain spectroscopy and/or magnetic resonance techniques.

How to apply:

I look forward to receiving your application, which should include 1) a detailed curriculum vitae, 2) a statement of research interests containing a short description of your background, motivation, and skills, 3) a summary of your master thesis and 4) names and addresses of two contacts for references. Please send it as one pdf file by email.

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Are you interested? Please fill out this form

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Student Projects (B.Sc./M.Sc./FP-Project)

Supervisor: Lorenzo Tesi

Goal: Determine the influence of plasmonic structures on the resulting HF-EPR spectra for different magnetic samples.


  • Sample preparation includes spin-coating or dropcast approaches;
  • Magnetic characterization by cw-EPR, HF-EPR and THz transmission measurements;
  • Data analysis with Python, Origin or Matlab;

Supervisor: Lorenzo Tesi or Lukas Bauder

Goal: Use self-assembling and click reaction strategies to prepare a monolayer of molecular spin qubits on surface


  • Sample preparation, which might include synthesis of new ligands or molecular units;
  • Magnetic and spectroscopic characterization by cw-EPR, FTIR and others;
  • Data analysis with Python, Origin or Matlab;

Supervisor: Lorenzo Tesi

Goal: Design new metasurfaces to increase the magnetic field enhancement by optimizing the geometry and antennas parameters using numerical simulations


  • Numerical simulations by CST Microwave Studio software;
  • Characterization of the fabricated metasurfaces by THz spectroscopy;
  • Data analysis with Python;

Supervisor: Lorenzo Tesi or Lukas Bauder

Goal: Explore the potential of two-dimensional (2D) metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as platforms for molecular spin qubits.


  • Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Spectroscopy;
  • SQUID magnetometry;
  • Data analysis with Python, Origin, or Matlab;
  • Applications with further techniques can occur depending on the specific project.

If you are interested in a Student Project please contact our Ph.D. or Dr. Lorenzo Tesi directly.

About University of Stuttgart

Stuttgart is one of Europe's most vibrant economic centers. The university offers the best possible research and learning environment and extensive support for international students. The Institute is located on the Vaihingen scientific campus, in a pleasant green area well connected to the city.

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