DLR-DAAD Doctoral Fellowship Nr. 551


Doctoral Fellowship

Enter the fascinating world of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and help shape the future through research and innovation! We offer an exciting and inspiring working environment driven by the expertise and curiosity of our 11,000 employees from 100 nations and our unique infrastructure. Together, we develop sustainable technologies and thus contribute to finding solutions to global challenges. Would you like to join us in addressing this major future challenge? Then this is your place!

Our Institute of Materials Physics in Space in Cologne offers a

DLR-DAAD Doctoral Fellowship

Nr. 551: Granular Light Scattering in Zero and Reduced Gravity

What to expect:

Light scattering from granular media allows the observation of dynamics inside agitated samples. For granular media in zero gravity, monitoring the dynamics is particularly interesting as the states and dynamics accessible are different from those measured on ground. Based on existing equipment in the laboratory and in space, contributions shall be made to fundamental and applied questions in granular scattering. New schemes of measurement shall be devised, such as the utilization of Terahertz radiation as well as the combination of light scattering with other techniques, i.e., rheology. Different particle systems as well as agitation methods shall be investigated and optimized. Data analysis and the publication in international scientific journals shall complete the tasks.

Please apply here: DLR-DAAD Research Fellowship Programme - DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst

Further information and current vacancies: DLR Current offers - DAAD

What we expect from you:

  • PhD in physics or related field
  • experience in light-scattering techniques
  • Soft matter experiments
  • experiments in low and zero gravity
  • programming and data analysis
  • experiments on granular matte
  • English competence: See requirements on www.daad.de/dlr

What we offer:

DLR stands for diversity, appreciation and equality for all people. We promote independent work and the individual development of our employees both personally and professionally. To this end, we offer numerous training and development opportunities. Equal opportunities are of particular importance to us, which is why we want to increase the proportion of women in science and management in particular. Applicants with severe disabilities will be given preference if they are qualified.

Further information:

Starting date: As soon as possible 

Type of employment: Full-time


Matthias Sperl

E-Mail: matthias.sperl@dlr.de

DLR - Helmholtz / Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt

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Location: Germany, Köln, Nordrhein Westfalen
Categories: Materials Science, PhD, Physics,


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