PhD position

Materials Center Leoben Forschung GmbH (MCL) is an internationally active research institution specializing
in materials research along the whole product value chain starting from the materials synthesis, proceeding
with the processing of products and concluding with their in-service behavior until the end of the product life
time. MCL is carrying out long-term research and development projects in cooperation with a total of some
150 industrial and scientific partners as well as laboratory, computational and advisory services.
Hydrogen is a central aspect in modern material science. On the one hand, hydrogen storage is a potential
exit strategy from the emerging energy crisis. On the other hand, material damage by the presence of
hydrogen is a substantial failure issue for high-strength materials in industrial application. In this field, we are
developing novel innovative characterization methods that permit studying the localized damage due to the
presence of hydrogen, thereby contributing to a better understanding of the influence of hydrogen on
material performance.

To strengthen our team, we are looking for someone with the following area of responsibility or requirement profile:
PhD Thesis
In-situ investigation of hydrogen induced material damage
Reference-n°: MCL_101


 Research in the area high-performance materials and hydrogen interaction
 Development of novel in-situ testing systems
 Interaction with material synthesis and material modelling

 Master in materials science, physics or engineering
 Experience in electron microscopy is preferred, but not essential
 Proficiency of German and English
 Willingness to work in a larger team, excitement for novel tasks, creativity in problem
 Travel to research stays in European countries and international conferences

Additional information:
 Supervisor: Prof. Daniel Kiener
 Gross monthly salary: € 2.731,00
 Start of work: as soon as possible
 Leoben
 employment

Please send your complete application documents by post or email to:
Materials Center Leoben Forschung GmbH
zH: Dr. Werner Ecker, Prof. Daniel Kiener
Roseggerstraße 12, A-8700 Leoben