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Open PhD positions

Overview of PhD projects at the ILL

The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble (France) is an international research laboratory that operates the world's most intense neutron source

We are offering fully funded 3-year PhD projects for doctoral students in a variety of scientific fields (condensed matter physics, chemistry, materials science, particle & nuclear physics, biology & health, soft condensed matter, Instrumentation) using different techniques in neutron scattering (neutron diffraction, neutron spectroscopy, triple-axis, time-of-flight, backscattering, spin-echo, small angle neutron scattering, neutron reflectivity).

The successful PhD candidate will work mostly at the ILL in Grenoble but be enrolled in a university from one of the ILL's member countries: France, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Sweden, Belgium, Slovakia, Denmark, Poland, Slovenia.  However, the PhD student does not need to have any particular nationality.

Scientific domains of the ILL's PhD projects

MAG Magnetism & Superconductivity
MAT Materials Science
SCM Soft Condensed Matter  
B&H Biology & Health  
NPP Nuclear & Particle Physics  
IME Instruments, Methods & Engineering

PhD projects offered in 2024

The following PhD projects have been made available in 2024, and are looking for suitable student candidates.
If you are interested in applying for one of the open PhD positions, please click on the project title for information on how to apply, or contact directly the academic and ILL supervisors by clicking on their names.

PhD Number

Domain

Title of PhD project 
(click for description and application instructions)

University

Academic/External SupervisorILL/Local SupervisorStatus
2024_03MAT

Inelastic Neutron Scattering of C70 Endofullerenes

University of Southampton, UKMalcolm LevittStephane RolsOPEN
2024_06SCM

Connecting the bulk and interface membrane properties of microbial glycolipid amphiphiles

Sorbonne, FRNicci BaccileNicolò Paracini, Ingo HoffmannOPEN
2024_12MAG

Magnetic domain landscapes for lab-on-a-chip applications explored with neutron scattering (pdf - 301 Ki)

University of Kassel, DE

Arno EhresmannThomas SaerbeckOPEN
2024_15MAGControlling exotic magnetic order and frustration in 2D materials (pdf - 186 Ki)University of Birmingham, UKMatthew CoakAndrew WildesOPEN
2024_19MAG

Pressure tuning and symmetry breaking in frustrated quantum magnets (pdf - 295 Ki)

EPFL, CHHenrik RønnowUrsula B. Hansen, Arno HiessOPEN
2024_24BH

Increasing resolution in SANS experiments by amino acid selective protein deteration (pdf - 104 Ki)

Université de Montpellier, FRPau BernadoFrank Gabel, Anne MartelOPEN
2024_26NPP

Optimization and characterization of the polarized cold neutron beam of the BRAND apparatus for precision measurements of angular correlations in neutron beta decay (pdf - 170 Ki)

Jagiellonian University, Cracow, PLDagmara RozpedzikTorsten SoldnerOPEN
2024_28SCMPressure-induced phase transition in polymer solutions and brushes (pdf - 29 Ki)Technical University Darmstadt, DEEmanuel SchneckLeornardo Chiappisi, Philip GutfreundOPEN
2024_30MAG

Structural distortions and strain dynamics of complex orbitally driven phase transitions (pdf - 230 Ki)

University of Edinburgh, UKChristopher StockNavid Qureshi, Karin SchmalzlOPEN
IRGA_1_2024_ProteSurfaceSCMConformation and function of proteins at homogeneous and nanostructured interfaces (pdf - 73 Ki)Université Grenoble Alpes, FRMarco MaccariniBen HumphriesOPEN
IRGA_2_2024_SPINH2MATNovel non-cryogetic H2 storage and spin crossover-assisted gas release in open-metal sites metal-organic frameworks (pdf - 544 Ki)Université Grenoble Alpes, FRRoberta PoloniAlberto Rodriguez VelamazanOPEN

Projects offered in 2023

The following PhD projects have been made available in 2023, and are looking for suitable student candidates.
If you are interested in applying for one of the open PhD positions, please click on the project title for information on how to apply, or contact directly the academic and ILL supervisors by clicking on their names.

PhD Number

Domain

Title of PhD project 
(click for description and application instructions)

University

Academic/External SupervisorILL/Local SupervisorStatus
SWISS-3MAG

Physics informed machine learning on quantum magnetic systems (pdf - 74 Ki)

EPFL & PSI, SwitzerlandA.M. Läuchli Herzig
D. Mazzoni
M. BoehmSTUDENT APPOINTED
2023_20SCMEffect of particle softness on the stabilisation of foams (pdf - 174 Ki)TU Darmstadt (*)R. von Klitzing
O. Soltwedel
L. Chiappisi
P. Gutfreund
STUDENT APPOINTED
2023_31NPPStorage Solution for Quantum States at Pico ScaleTU Wien, Austria (*)H. AbeleT. JenkeOPEN
IRGA_1_2023 _RicochetNPP

Measurement of the weak mixing angle sin2θW by coherent elastic neutrino-
nucleus scattering with RICOCHET
(pdf - 0.95 Mi)

Grenoble Alpes (*)J. LamblinT. SoldnerSTUDENT APPOINTED

IRGA_2_2023 _Neutrolect

B&H

Neutron diffraction for deciphering how pathogens interact with human glycolipids (pdf - 323 Ki)

Grenoble Alpes (*)A. ImbertyM. Blakeley
J. Devos
STUDENT APPOINTED
IRGA_3_2023 _DynAmydB&H

En route to amyloid formation:  Protein and hydration-water dynamics under liquid-liquid phase separation

Grenoble Alpes (*)M. WeikT. SeydelSTUDENT APPOINTED
2023_32MATMotion of Hydrogen in Catalytically Activated MoS2 (pdf - 421 Ki)Westfälische Hochschule (*) and Grenoble AlpesF. TraegerP. Fouquet
A. Piovano
STUDENT APPOINTED
2023_04IMEHigh Temperature behaviour of Concrete revealed by in-situ coupled neutron and x-ray tomography and thermo-hydromechanical modelling (pdf - 77 Ki)Grenoble AlpesS. Dal PontA. TengattiniSTUDENT APPOINTED
2023_25IMEMonitoring the structural integrity of multi wire arc additive manufacturing parts (MWAAM) (pdf - 177 Ki)(*) Tech. Univ. of Catalonia, (UPC), SpainP. Barriobero VilaS. Cabeza
S. Savvin
STUDENT APPOINTED
2023_15SCMFlow properties of soft spheres probed by rheo-SANS (pdf - 73 Ki)(*) Malmö University, SwedenA. ScottiL. PorcarSTUDENT APPOINTED
2023_36B&HProtein misfolding and aggregation in biomolecular condensates (pdf - 409 Ki)(*) Ruhr Universität BochumS. EbbinghausR. SchweinsSTUDENT APPOINTED
2023_17MAG2D-iron based Materials: a platform for exotic spin, spin-clusters and domains states and dynamics (pdf - 119 Ki)UCCS-Lille (*)O. Mentré
A. Arevalo-Lopez
O. Fabelo
C. Ritter
STUDENT APPOINTED
IT-1-2023B&H

Investigation of the interface between the plasma membrane and
the extracellular matrix for biotechnological applications (pdf - 410 Ki)

 

Univ. Perugia, ItalyA. Luchini
A. Orecchini
A. Paciaroni
N. ParaciniSTUDENT APPOINTED