Study & Work

Interested in innovation within state-of-the-art materials science in an enthusiastic atmosphere? Please do not hesitate to contact us!

Currently hiring: Postdoctoral Researcher, structure and function of tear film lipids

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 are announced on the University of Helsinki recruitment page.

Relevant courses:

We are an integral part of the Doctoral Programme in Materials Research and Nanosciences (MATRENA) and Master's Programme in Materials Research (MATRES).

Thesis and laboratory work topics

Topics are available in English and in Finnish.

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 for nuclear materials René Bes

M.Sc. thesis

Topic Instructor/contact
Resonant X-ray emission spectroscopy at laboratory scale René Bes
High resolution PIXE for nuclear safety René Bes
MicroCT analysis of the structure of fibrous meat analogues Heikki Suhonen

Advanced laboratory works

Topic Instructor/contact
Measuring the spectrum of an X-ray tube Simo Huotari
Experimental study on the relation between imaging time and SNR in microtomography Heikki Suhonen
Powder diffraction Simo Huotari
X-ray diffraction and/or study of natural polymers Kirsi Svedström
X-ray absorpion spectroscopy René Bes

Previous M.Sc. theses from our lab