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Master Thesis

OF2i-A novel approach to Nanoparticle detection for the study of Intraocular-lenses

This thesis is embedded in the interdisciplinary NanoVISION project and applies a novel particle detection method (OF2i) to analyze the particle emission of intraocular lenses (IOLs). IOLs are used during cataract surgery and understanding their particle emission might be a crucial step to further reduce post operation complications. To this end a comprehensive study of common IOL types particle emission is done in this master thesis using a standard filtration and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) approach as well as the new OF2i-technique. At the end of the thesis two questions should be answered: Are there differences in the particle emission of different IOL-types? How does the novel OF2i-techinque compare to standard methods?

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Dr. Harald Fitzek
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Master Thesis

Design von kunststoffbasierten Hochleistungsmaterialien mittels korrelativer Mikroskopie / Spektroskopie

Die Herstellung von papierbasierten Produkten im täglichen Leben ist eine kaum präsente, jedoch höchst herausfordernde Aufgabe. Um die Produkte von morgen zu designen, ist ein massiver technologischer Unterbau erforderlich, in welchem Papierwalzen und insbesondere deren multifunktionale Hochleistungsbeschichtungen eine entscheidende Rolle spielen.
In diesem Umfeld wurde ein kooperatives FFG BRIDGE Projekt ins Leben gerufen, welches das Material-Knowhow der Firma VOITH Austria Paper mit der Charakterisierungsexpertise des FELMI-ZFE kombiniert. Das übergeordnete Ziel ist der Verständnisaufbau, basierend auf Struktur-, Eigenschafts- und Funktionsbeziehungen, welcher als Kompass für die Weiter- und Neuentwicklung derartiger Hochleistungswerkstoffe dienen soll.

Für direkte Bewerbungen oder weitere Vorab-Informationen bitten wir Studierende um Kontaktaufnahme:

Dean Vidakovic MSc.
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Ph.D. Researcher

The Austrian Centre for Electron Microscopy and Nanoanalysis (FELMI-ZFE), Austria’s leading electron microscopy facility, is offering a position as
Ph. D. Researcher (F/M/D)
(30 hours per week)
in the Austrian Science Fund project “Halogenated OPV Materials – A Blessing and a Curse?” for a fixed term appointment of 3 years.
The stringent need to reduce extensive emission of CO2 to decelerate global warming makes research towards new materials and technologies for the supply of our society with clean energy one of the most important and challenging fields in today’s materials science. Solution-processable organic solar cell materials hold great promise to fulfil the needs for next generation photovoltaics (PV). However, in order to explore their full potential, there is a number of scientific challenges regarding material properties and their integration in device architectures to be overcome.
This project will focus on nanoscale characterization of modern fluorinated or chlorinated organic PV (OPV) materials in order to optimize their performance and stability.

Applications with a short CV should be sent to: Prof. Gerald Kothleitner & Dr. Daniel Knez