Questions?

Please send general questions related to projects offered at IMPRS-CPQM to

Dr. Markus König
Coordinator IMPRS-CPQM

For questions about specific projects, please contact the supervisors of the project directly. You can find their contact information in the project description.

Application for PhD project

If you are interested in one or several of our PhD research projects and would like to apply for a position at IMPRS-CPQM, please observe our application guidelines and do not send your application directly to the respective PI. Thanks!

PhD Research Projects

At IMPRS-CPQM, we offer a variety of research projects which cover the entire scope of research performed at MPI-CPfS. Every PhD project will have at least one supervisor based at MPI-CPfS and one at one of the partner universities. For all projects, we envision an active involvement of both supervisors in the actual research and students may spend time at either institution to work on their project.

At the bottom of the page, we also advertise a few projects which are supervised by our PIs and close collaborators of our IMPRS, respectively, but which don't fall completely within the framework of IMPRS-CPQM.

As several of our projects are close to the boundaries between chemistry and physics or even cross them, the specified categories ("project type") are mostly an indicator on which aspects of our research topics the project will focus.

Currently, we can offer the following projects:

All in-situ/ultra-high vacuum ionic liquid gating study on oxide thin films

Supervisors: Dr. Simone Altendorf, Prof. Dr. Liu Hao Tjeng
Project type: Physics, experimental

Angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy of delafossites

Supervisors: Dr. Phil King, Prof. Dr. Andrew Mackenzie
Project type: Physics, experimental

Anomalous thermal transport in topological semimetals

Supervisors: Dr. Johannes Gooth, Prof. Dr. Claudia Felser, Dr. Tobias Meng
Project type: Physics, experimental

Atomic-scale visualization of strain effects

Supervisors: Dr. Peter Wahl, Dr. Clifford Hicks
Project type: Physics, experimental

Berry curvature induced anomalous Hall effect in Heusler compounds

Supervisors: Dr. Chandra Shekhar, Prof. Dr. Jochen Wosnitza, Prof. Dr. Claudia Felser
Project type: Physics, experimental

Chemistry with covalent intermetallic compounds

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Juri Grin, Prof. Dr. Michael Ruck, Dr. Frank R. Wagner
Project type: Chemistry, experimental, theoretical

Chiral photo-transport in Weyl semi-metals

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Lukas Eng, Prof. Dr. Sebastian T.B. Goennenwein, Prof. Dr. Claudia Felser
Project type: Physics, experimental

Controlling Emergent Quantum Phases Through Strain-tuning of Electronic Structure

Supervisors: Dr. Phil King, Dr. Clifford Hicks
Project type: Physics, experimental

Correlated Electron Physics of Delafossite Oxide Metals

Supervisors: Dr. Phil King, Prof. Dr. Andrew Mackenzie
Project type: Physics, experimental

Electronic Structure of Delafossite Oxides

Supervisors: Dr. Phil King, Dr. Helge Rosner
Project type: Physics, experimental, theoretical

Exploring bulk Dirac- and Weyl-fermion magnetism by local probes: Nuclear-Spin and Muon-Spin resonance (NMR & µSR)

Supervisors: Dr. Michael Baenitz, Prof. Dr. Hans-Henning Klauß
Project type: Physics, experimental

Fermi surface of metallic delafossites

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Elena Hassinger, Prof. Dr. Andrew Mackenzie, Dr. Phil King
Project type: Physics, experimental

From Weyl semimetal to Quantum anomalous Hall effect and Majorana Fermi

Supervisors: Dr. Yan Sun, Prof. Dr. Jeroen van den Brink, Prof. Dr. Claudia Felser
Project type: Physics, theoretical

Imaging emergent orders near quantum phase transitions

Supervisors: Dr. Peter Wahl, Prof. Dr. Andrew Mackenzie
Project type: Physics, experimental

Integration of a Scanning SQUID Microscope with Strain-Tuning Apparatus

Supervisors: Dr. Clifford Hicks, Dr. Peter Wahl
Project type: Physics, experimental

Magnetic compounds under uniaxial pressure

Supervisors: Dr. Clifford Hicks, Dr. Helge Rosner, Prof. Dr. Lukas Eng
Project type: Physics, experimental

Mesoscopic correlated electron and topological physics

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Andrew Mackenzie, Dr. Philip Moll, Dr. Phil King
Project type: Physics, experimental

Metallic quantum phase transitions: Magnetic anisotropies, crossovers, and multicriticality

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Matthias Vojta, Dr. Manuel Brando
Project type: Physics, theoretical

Molecular precursors for the synthesis of intermetallic compounds

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Juri Grin, Prof. Dr. Stefan Kaskel
Project type: Chemistry, experimental

Neutron-Scattering Studies of Magnetic Skyrmions in Novel Heusler Compounds

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Dmytro Inosov, Prof. Dr. Claudia Felser
Project type: Chemistry, Physics, experimental

Nitridometalates and related compounds

Supervisors: Dr. Peter Höhn, Prof. Dr. Thomas Doert, Prof. Dr. Juri Grin
Project type: Chemistry, experimental

Non-collinear spin structures and skyrmions in tetragonal Mn-based Heusler systems

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Hans-Henning Klauß, Dr. Peter Adler
Project type: Physics, Chemistry, experimental

Photoemission and Strain Tuning of Correlated Electron Systems

Supervisors: Dr. Phil King, Dr. Clifford Hicks
Project type: Physics, experimental

Pressure-tuning of topological materials

Supervisors: Dr. Michael Nicklas, Prof. Dr. Jochen Wosnitza
Project type: Physics, experimental

Probing electronic liquid crystals with vector magnetic fields

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Andrew Mackenzie, Prof. Dr. Santiago A. Grigera
Project type: Physics, experimental

Reconfigurable 2D electron gases in topologically strained domain walls

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Lukas Eng, Dr. Clifford Hicks, Prof. Dr. Andrew Mackenzie
Project type: Physics, experimental

Response of High-Temperature Superconductors to Lattice Distortion

Supervisors: Dr. Clifford Hicks, Prof. Dr. Matthias Vojta
Project type: Physics, experimental

Scanned Josephson Spectroscopy

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Andrew Mackenzie, Prof. Dr. James C. Davis
Project type: Physics, experimental

Scanning tunneling spectroscopy of delafossites

Supervisors: Dr. Peter Wahl, Prof. Dr. Andrew Mackenzie
Project type: Physics, experimental

Scanning tunnelling spectroscopy of unconventional superconductors

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. James C. Davis, Prof. Dr. Andrew Mackenzie
Project type: Physics, experimental

Search for Kondo insulators with non-trivial topology

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Liu Hao Tjeng, Prof. Dr. Clemens Laubschat
Project type: Physics, experimental

Skyrmions under strain

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Lukas Eng, Prof. Dr. Claudia Felser, Prof. Dr. Andrew Mackenzie
Project type: Physics, experimental

Spin dynamics and multipolar ordering in Ce-based heavy-fermion compounds

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Dmytro Inosov, Dr. Oliver Stockert
Project type: Physics, experimental

Spin transport across magnetic oxide/metal interfaces

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Claudia Felser, Prof. Dr. Sebastian T. B. Goennenwein
Project type: Physics, experimental

STM / STS on strongly correlated electron systems

Supervisors: Dr. Steffen Wirth, Dr. Peter Wahl
Project type: Physics, experimental

Synthesis of nanoscale Heusler compounds

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Thomas Doert, Prof. Dr. Claudia Felser, Prof. Dr. Michael Ruck
Project type: Chemistry, experimental

Theory of spin liquids: Instabilities and defects

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Matthias Vojta, Prof. Dr. Andrew Mackenzie
Project type: Physics, theoretical

Thermoelectric Properties of Weyl-Semimetals

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Claudia Felser, Prof. Dr. Kornelius Nielsch
Project type: Physics, Material Science, experimental

Tuning frustration of magnetic moments in a metal by pressure

Supervisors: Dr. Michael Nicklas, Prof. Dr. Hans-Henning Klauß
Project type: Physics, experimental

Understanding Dirac and Weyl semimetals in the ultra-quantum limit

Supervisors: Dr. Chandra Shekhar, Prof. Dr. Jochen Wosnitza, Prof. Dr. Claudia Felser
Project type: Physics, experimental

Non-IMPRS projects

The projects below are offered by PIs of IMPRS-CPQM or close collaborators of our program. At the same time, these projects are not part of IMPRS-CPQM in a strict sense. The latter could mean, for example, that you would be registered at a university which does not formally participate in IMPRS-CPQM or that some other aspect of IMPRS-CPQM would not apply in your case.

You can apply for these projects in the same way as it is described for the IMPRS-projects, i.e. just include them in the list of projects for which you'd like us to consider your application.

2D quantum materials

Supervisor: Dr. Phil King
Project type: Physics, experimental

Kondo lattices with strong crystal field effects

Supervisors: Dr. Christoph Geibel, Dr. Marie-Aude Méasson (Inst. NEEL, Grenoble)
Project type: Physics, Chemistry, experimental
 
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