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Dr. Claudio Pistidda at a diffractometer for testing new hydrogen tanks. [Picture: HZG/Torsten Fischer]

On the pathway to novel hydrogen storage materials

Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht and their European partners have developed a new chemical system for storing solid hydrogen. The special combination of hydrides allows overcoming some of the most serious drawbacks associated to the use of this class of materials. This represents a real milestone in the development of hydrogen storage technology for mobile and stationary applications. The scientists’ results were published in the renowned journal “Journal of Materials Chemistry” today. more


New concept for structural colors

Scientists of the University of Hamburg (TUHH), the ITMO-University in St. Petersburg and the Helmholtz-Center Geesthacht have developed a novel concept for structural colors more

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New analytical tools for engineering materials science

Europe has the world´s best portfolio of Advanced Research Infrastructures (ARIs), serving a wide and dynamic community of tens of thousands of scientists every year. These large-scale and unique facilities enable remarkable insights into materials of all types. The research infrastructures are increasingly becoming a routine tool exploited for industrial R&D. more


MATRAC School - Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Engineering Materials Science

The school will take place from 31 March to 5 April, 2019 at the conference centre "Haus der bayerischen Landwirtschaft" in Herrsching/Ammersee and at the FRM II in Garching (near Munich). The programme will cover all relevant experimental methods using neutrons in materials science in a three-day course and includes a two-day practical. A social event will also be organised.
Location: Munich, Germany

Open PhD Positions at the Graduate School M4B - Materials for brain

Open PhD Positions M4B

PhD Position (m/f/d) in Computational Materials Mechanics

Date 18.01.2019
Institute Institute of Materials Research
Location Geesthacht

The Department for Solid State Joining Processes of the Institute of Materials Research at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is offering a 3-years PhD position (m/f/d) in the area of computational mechanics with special focus on microstructure modeling based on the phase field method. A primary objective of the position will be the development of micromechanical-based models to describe the process-microstructure-property relationships, including microstructure evolution in new and innovative solid state processing technologies. We offer an interdisciplinary environment where computational methods can be developed and tested in close collaboration with experimentalists in the department. The place of employment is Geesthacht. more

Ph.D. Position (m/f/d) In the area of Ocean Color Remote Sensing

Date 09.01.2019
Institute Institute of Materials Research
Location Geesthacht

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, is located near Hamburg. You can find more information at The Institute of Coastal Research investigates the physical and biogeochemical dynamics of the coastal ocean and the impact of anthropogenic influences on the natural state.

Long-term satellite time series of ocean color are ideally suited to investigate spatial and temporal changes and patterns of algal blooms in coastal seas in response to physical or anthropogenic drivers. Algorithms for these optically complex coastal waters have been developed by the Remote Sensing Group at the Institute of Coastal Research.

We offer a PhD position (m/f/d) to study the interaction between physical and biological processes in coastal waters based on remote sensing of ocean color and additional oceanographic and climatological data. Of particular interest are the spatial and temporal patterns of algal blooms in coastal seas, especially their origin and phenology in relation to stratification, bathymetry, storms, flood events, or long-term changes.

We invite applications for a Ph.D. position (m/f/d) in the research group Remote Sensing at the Institute of Coastal Research with preferred starting date as soon as possible. The position is limited to three years with the degree being awarded through the University of Kiel.

Postdoctoral Position (m/f/d) in Computational Mechanics

Date 08.01.2019
Institute Institute of Materials Research
Location Geesthacht

The Institute of Materials Research of Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is offering a 2-years postdoctoral position (m/f/d) in the area of computational mechanics. A primary objective of the position will be the development of a novel multi-physics simulation framework for sintering of magnesium. Sintering of magnesium is used at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht to manufacture novel biodegradable implants for biomedical engineering. By means of computer simulations, we aim at a significant acceleration of the development of tailor-made magnesium alloys for biomedical engineering. The focus of this position lies on computational modelling. However, we offer an environment where new computational methods can be developed and tested in close collaboration with in-house experimentalists. more