PhD position in nanophotonics: Self-assembled light harvesting devices

We are looking for highly motivated doctoral and postdoctoral candidates who are interested in multidisciplinary research and want to join our collaborative network of nanoscientists.
All positions offer excellent re­search and training conditions within the stimulating scientific environment of the Center for NanoScience, the Collaborative Research Center SFB863 "Forces in Biomolecular Systems", the Collaborative Research Center SFB1032 "Nanoagents" and the Collaborative Research Center TRR235 "Emergence of Life" .
This project "Self-assembled light harvesting devices" is offered by Prof. Tim Liedl (LMU München).

Activities and responsibilities

Recently, we demonstrated that cyanine dyes positioned in close proximity on a template self-organize into stacked dimers (H- aggregates) that exhibit pronounced additional absorption bands compared to that of the individual units. With the goal to mimic the antenna complexes of photosynthetic cells and to gain understanding of the dye – dye interactions in such complexes, dye molecules will be arranged in complex geometries with nanoscale precision. The near-field interactions of the various geometries and the spatial proximity of the dyes will lead to new overlapping electron orbitals and thus to the creation of designer energy landscapes.

Qualification profile

The candidate is expected to have a strong background in physics or chemistry. Experience in optics, spectroscopy and / or dye chemistry will be extremely beneficial.


TV-ÖD E13 75%, project duration: initially 3 years

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The Center for NanoScience (CeNS) was founded in 1998 at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich. The mission of CeNS is to promote and coordinate interdisciplinary research in the field of nanoscience in the Munich area. CeNS is an association of junior and senior scientists from basic research and industry and is conceived as a network, joining people from various institutions (LMU, TU...

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