PhD Ultrafast Solvation Dynamics at Interfaces at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Energy conversion processes are essential in solving the current challenges towards a sustainable energy cycle. However, the underlying fundamental processes are barely understood on a microscopic level. Following a surface science approach the teams of Karina Morgenstern and Uwe Bovensiepen combine scanning tunneling microscopy and femtosecond time-resolved two-photon photoelectron spectroscopy to fill this gap. Recent studies (Thomas et al., PRL 127, 266802 (2021) and Penschke et al., PRL 130, 106202 (2023)) show how such microscopic insight regarding the competition between the ion, the solvent, and the electrode is obtained. In the future this approach will be extended towards further interface systems.

We are looking for a skilled and eager PhD student with experience in one or more of the following fields: Femtosecond laser spectroscopy, electron spectroscopy, surface science.

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