Prof. Dr. Niklas Nilius

Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Fakultät V - Institute of Physics
D-26111 Oldenburg

Tel.: +49-441-798-3152

Room: W2 3-327a


Meike Hurling

Tel. +49-441-798-3453

Room: W2 1-133

Open Positions

PhD Position

Tailoring the Optical Properties of Oxide Thin Films:

The ‚Scanning Probe Spectroscopy‘ group at the Physics department of Oldenburg university announces a three-year position for a PhD student in the field of surface science. The project aims at growing and exploring oxide thin films with tailor-made optical properties for applications in photovoltaics and photocatalysis. The optical parameters of the host oxide are adjusted either by insertion of impurity atoms, by defect-engineering or intermixing with another oxide phase. The films are grown on crystalline supports via physical vapor deposition and analyzed by means of low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), electron diffraction and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. A specifically designed fiber-based STM is employed to probe the optical properties of the sample at atomic length scales. Applications should be send via email to Prof. N. Nilius, Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Tel. 0441-798-3152, E-mail: , Web:


(Changed: 2021-04-30)