Study & Work

Interested in innovation within state-of-the-art materials science in an enthusiastic atmosphere?

We are an integral part of the Doctoral Programme in Materials Research and Nanosciences (MATRENA) and Master's Programme in Materials Research (MATRES). We provide topics and supervision of theses and advanced laboratory works. Topic examples and contact persons can be found below.

Summer jobs provide a chance to participate in experimental and computational studies and other tasks relevant to our research projects. Open positions are announced on the website of the Department of Physics. The application period is typically in January. Other research jobs as well as Doctoral researcher positions are announced on the University of Helsinki recruitment page.

    Thesis and laboratory work topics

    Topics are available in multiple languages.

    B.Sc. thesis

    Topic Instructor/Contact
    Superconductivity and magnetism Simo Huotari
    X-ray diffraction methods Kirsi Svedström
    Properties of 2D materials (e.g. graphene, MoS2) Simo Huotari
    Bio- and natural polymers Kirsi Svedström
    Application of a 2D Timepix detector in spectroscopy Simo Huotari
    X-ray absorption spectroscopy (nuclear energy related materials) René Bes
    X-ray emission spectroscopy René Bes

    M.Sc. thesis

    Topic Instructor/contact
    Extended EXAFS: instrument and methods development René Bes
    Electronic structure of actinides : theoretical calculations René Bes
    High resolution PIXE: instrumental development René Bes
    MicroCT analysis of the structure of fibrous meat analogues Heikki Suhonen
    Previous M.Sc. theses from our lab