Projects for Students
Topics for theses are offered on an ongoing basis. You can get an overview of the research projects on these pages. Please contact us at an early stage to find out about specific topics and tasks.
Projects for collaboration in the research group Materials Analysis and Functional Solid Matter
Positions with the possibility to do a PhD
Please contact Prof. Fittschen directly to find out about possible topics.
Bachelor and master studies
Please contact Prof. Fittschen directly for possible topics for the project work as well as the master thesis.
Within the scope of the module "Microanalytics and Materials Analysis" in the Master's program, the research internship can be completed in the working group. In the Bachelor's program, the compulsory internship Chemical specialization as well as the Bachelor's thesis can be completed. Please contact Prof. Fittschen or one of the PhD students:
Sven Hampel: The research focus is on method development for the investigation of elemental species in ionomeric membranes. In addition, the further use of picoliter droplets for total reflection X-ray fluorescence analysis is investigated. Another area of work is method development for HPLC.
Heiko Sebastian Till: The research focus is on GIXRF on nanoscopic analytes. A possible topic for internships and theses is the synthesis and characterization of gold and silver nanoparticle dispersions in aqueous solutions. Based on this, the synthesis of Au@Ag and Ag@Au core-shell particles in aqueous solutions can be worked on. Another topic is the binding of gaseous mercury using nanoparticles and subsequent investigation of the sample morphology using GIXRF.
Jessica Hiller: Work can be carried out on the characterization of slags using TXRF and XANES. This primarily includes experiments on sample preparation, as well as the associated measurements on the X-ray equipment and the (statistical) evaluation of the measurement results.
Christian Westermann: The research focus is on method development for the investigation of elemental species in ionomeric membranes.