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Diploma and Master thesis at IOM

The Leibniz Institute for Surface Modification (IOM) offers permanently themes for diploma/master thesis, preferably in the academics physics, chemistry, material science and physical and chemical engineering.

Themes may originate from following research areas (examples):

  • Investigation of the interaction of ions beams, laser and plasma with solid surfaces
  • Characterisation of surfaces and thin layers
  • Micro-structuring by laser and low-energy ion beams
  • Layer deposition and modification
  • Development of ion sources
  • Synthesis and characterisation of nano structures
  • Bio-compatible surfaces and thin layers

Please contact:

office section EST
Leibniz-Institut für Oberflächenmodifizierung e.V.
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig
Tel.: (0341) 235 2308


  • Photo-induced chemical reactions: kinetics and mechanism
  • Interaction between inorganic particles and organic matrices in polymer composites
  • UV and electron beam curing of polymer networks
  • UV actinometry
  • controlled („living“) polymerization from and to surfaces
  • photopolymerization from and to surfaces, photolithography
  • Synthesis of photo-active-polymerization catalysts
  • Surface immobilization of organometallic catalysts, surface modification of meso- und macroporous systems, applications in catalysis (Pd, Pt, Rh, Ru, Cu catalyzed reactions)
  • synthesis of functional hybrid polymers via switchable transition metal –based polymerization systems
  • nano particle-modified polymer layers, functional nano-composites
  • smart devices for bio-analysis and medical diagnostics

Please contact:

Prof. Dr. Michael Buchmeiser
Leibniz-Institut für Oberflächenmodifizierung e.V.
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig
Phone: (0341) 235 2229 (Sekretariat)