PhD Position in the field of Shock Waves in Membrane-Less Micro Tubes


The Group of Intense Light Physics at the Institute for Laser and Optics (ILO) at the innovative and future-oriented University of Applied Sciences Emden/LeerFaculty of TechnologyEmden Campus, has an opening to be filled as soon as possible with 75% of the regular weekly working hours of a full-time job – limited for three years:

PhD Position

in the field of

Shock Waves in Membrane-Less Micro Tubes

 (according to the required qualification up to E 13 TV-L, 75 %)

Code number T 261

The position is part of a scientific project funded by the German Science Council (DFG). It is open for an experimentally oriented physicist with diploma or master´s degree. Micro shock waves generated by intense laser pulses comprise a new area of physics which has attracted much interest in the international community. The topic of the present project is the mainly experimental investigation of shock waves in fluids that are generated within small tubes or capillaries. Shock waves are generated either with intense ultrashort laser pulses or by means of a fast magnetic valve. Parameters of the fluid and changes of its state should be investigated mostly with optical diagnostics. The main goal is to understand the related basic physics in detail. The acquired results will lead to future applications in microfluidics, nanotechnology, medical physics, sensor technology etc. Our group has comprehensive experimental and theoretical experience and plays a leading role in that field (see, e.g., Phys. Rev. Lett. 120 (2018) 064501 und New. J .Phys. 19 (2017) 103016).

Your tasks:

  • Carry out scientific research within the project
  • Prepare, perform and analyze experiments and smaller simulations
  • Gain a physical understanding of physics of shock waves on micro scale range
  • Development of new diagnostics and its application
  • Write reports and publications, create presentations and present talks and posters, also on international conferences
  • Take part in all tasks relevant for the project, strong collaboration within the team and with partners
  • Get introduced in new topics, in particular, such ones relevant for the project 

Your profile:

  • University master´s or diploma degree in physics (or a closely related subject)
  • Knowledge in fluid/gas mechanics is desirable
  • Knowledge in laser physics and/or the interaction of intense laser light with matter (and/or laser plasma physics) would be helpful but this is not a must
  • Willingness to take part within external experiments

We offer you:

  • Well-equipped laboratory
  • Ability to work independently and within a highly motivated team, in close contact with researchers of the institute and international partners
  • Social insurance and corporate pension scheme
  • In total, excellent environment for the work within the project

The Intense Light Physics Group is also directly linked to the Institute of Physics of the University of Oldenburg, where it is intended that the candidate will do their PhD.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. habil. Teubner ( and Prof. Dr. Garen ( at the phone number ++49 (0) 4921 807 1527.

Equal opportunities are an integral part of our personnel policy. The university strives to increase the number of female employees and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply. Disabled applicants will be given preference when equal qualifications are present.

We look forward to your application! 

Please forward your application by July 17, 2022 including all relevant documents, quoting the reference number, online via our career portal.

Hochschule Emden/Leer 


Constantiaplatz 4 

26723 Emden  


Hochschule Emden Leer

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Deadline: 2022-07-17
Location: Germany, Emden
Categories: Fluidics, PhD, Physics, Researcher,


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