ITCP 05-2023 Bachelor- / Master Thesis: Functional polymer materials for metal ion filtration from water

Entry from the 18.10.2023
Position number ITCP 05-2023
Job vacancy to be filled from: 18.10.2023


In a time of resource shortage, it is crucial to seize every possible source, especially in regards of metals and rare earth metals since they are existential for most communication, mobility and manufacturing infrastructure. However, tapping new sources besides commercial mining methods requires innovative methods that are yet to be developed. Ground water, ocean water and even waste water hold great potential as sources for metals, therefore this project deals with the development of new chemistries and their application in functional materials for the filtration of metal ions from water.

Persönliche Qualifikation

  • Basic knowledge of organic and/or polymer synthesis
  • Basic knowledge of analytical methods (NMR, SEC, IR, UV/Vis, DSC, TGA etc.)


Institut für Biologische Grenzflächen 3 - Makromolekulare Materialien (IBG 3), Institut für Technische Chemie und Polymerchemie (ITCP)
Contract duration

Bachelor thesis: 3 Months (6 weeks labwork, 6 weeks thesis writing)

Master thesis: 6 Months (5 months labwork, 1 month thesis writing)

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Patrick Théato, e-mail:, Dr. Yosuke Akae, e-mail:, Dr. Dominik Voll, e-Mail: or Dr. Christian Schmitt, e-mail:

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Job type/category
  • Fixed-term position
Favored career stage
  • Job experience > 2 years
  • Karlsruhe city, Karlsruhe region
  • Other
Language at workplace
  • German
Type of company
  • Scientific institution

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