Job Opportunities DESY

PhD Position: Mechanism of the inactivation of viruses on photocatalysts using light
Place:   Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Centre for X-ray and Nano Science (CXNS)
Contact: Dr. Heshmat Noei
Duration: 3 years
Starting date: Earliest possible

For versatile and challenging tasks in an international environment, DESY is seeking dedicated employees in the field of natural sciences for the Helmholtz holistic approach to overcome the Covid-19-pandemic. Within the PhD project at the Centre for X-ray and Nano Science (CXNS) your tasks will be: 


  • Structural and morphological characterization of the oxide supported virus by scanning probe microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, grazing-incidence small-angle X-ray scattering and fluorescence microscopy
  • lnvestigation of the mechanism of aerosol/virus interaction with photocatalysts
  • Development of materials for virus inactivation under sunlight and various environmental conditions. Surface modification of catalysts, development of coating and filter materials
  • Active communication and cooperation within CORAERO

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