Open PhD position | Development of DNP-on-a-Chip | (HZB Berlin, Germany)

PhD position on Development of DNP-on-a-Chip for Enhanced Nuclear Spin Sensitivity

at the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB Berlin), Germany

As a PhD student in our Spins in Energy Conversion and Quantum Information Science (ASPIN) department at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB), you will have the opportunity to conduct research on chip-based magnetic resonance on the border between hardware development and application to energy- and materials-related systems.

Your Task

You are part of a dynamic team that is developing a chip-based 263 GHz EPR-on-a-chip spectrometer (EPRoC), which will be operated both independently and integrated with a conventional 400 MHz NMR spectrometer for DNP (Dynamic Nuclear Polarization) applications. You will explore the EPRoC and DNP-on-a-chip to establish new applications towards energy materials such as materials for photovoltaics, battery materials, and oxides for high-power electronics, as well as related systems.


This PhD position is funded within the DFG Priority Programme SPP 2314 "INtegrated TERahErtz sySTems Enabling Novel Functionality (INTEREST)”, and will be supervised by Prof. Klaus Lips and Dr. Pedro B. Groszewicz.


[1] M. Segantini, G. Marcozzi, D. Djekic, A. Chu, D. Amkreutz, C. T. Trinh, S. Neubert, B. Stannowski, K. Jacob, I. Rudolph, J. E. McPeak, J. Anders, B. Naydenov and K. Lips, "Electrically Detected Magnetic Resonance on a Chip (EDMRoC) for Analysis of Thin-Film Silicon Photovoltaics", Magnetochemistry 2023, 9(7), 183;

[2] S. Künstner, A. Chu, K.-P. Dinse, A. Schnegg, J. E. McPeak, B. Naydenov, J. Anders and K. Lips, "Rapid-scan electron paramagnetic resonance using an EPR-on-a-Chip sensor", Magn. Reson. 2021, 2, 673–687;

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