Open Positions

PhD position (m/f/d)

The PhD thesis will be dedicated to electric field measurements by an Electric Field Induced Second Harmonic generation technique (EFISH) in nanosecond discharges as part of the CRC 1316 “Transient atmospheric pressure plasmas: from plasmas to liquids to solids” project (SFB1316).

Besides the temporally and spatially resolved EFISH measurements the PhD student will be intended to study the discharges by other experimental techniques, such as voltage/current measurements, Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES), ICCD and Streak camera imaging, etc.

The final goal of the work will be to gain fundamental understanding of transient atmospheric plasma discharges and Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jets (APPJs), in particular.

RUB stands for diversity and equal opportunities. Therefore, we promote the cooperation of heterogeneous teams and the professional path of people who are underrepresented in the respective work areas. The RUB expressly encourages applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented, they will be given preferential consideration if they have the same qualifications. Applications from people with disabilities are also very welcome.

Please contact Prof. Dr. Uwe Czarnetzki (


Are you interested in a student research project (Bachelor, Master)?

There is actually always a multitude of interesting topics in the various research projects. Since these topics often change quickly - with the progress of the projects - we have decided not to provide a detailed, up-to-date list. For further information, please contact one of the scientific staff or Prof. Czarnetzki directly. First send us an e-mail and then just have a look at level ND 04.

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