Open PhD positions

Open PhD programme positions (2017 call)

The following PhD projects were selected in February 2017 for full or partial financial support by the ILL, and are looking for a suitable candidate.
Please contact the main supervisor if you are interested in the project.

BMP Biology Medecine Pharmacy
MAG Magnetism  
MAT Materials  
SCM Soft matter  
IME Instruments, methods and engineering


 TitleUniversitySupervisor(s)ILL Supervisor(s)



MAGInvestigation of the Magnetic Structure and Electronic Properties of Mn oxypnictidesAberdeen UniversityAbbie MclaughlinC. Ritter

Candidate appointed


MAGNovel ground states and excitations in quantum spin liquidsUCL UKAndrew WillsB. Fak 


MATNature, abundance and dynamics of hydrogenous species in metal supported catalysts under hydrogenation reaction conditionsUniversity of TurinElena GroppoA. Piovano

Candidate appointed


MATStructural and dynamic properties of borate glasses and liquids in connections with elastic phase transitionUPMC ParisGuillaume FerlatM. Gonzalez

Candidate appointed


BIOProtein‐carbohydrate interactions by neutronsUGA GrenobleAnne ImbertyJ. Devos

Candidate appointed


MATInvestigations of the impact of mineral impurities on gas trapping selectivity within clathrate hydratesUniversity of Bordeaux/BesançonArnaud Desmet, Ludovic Martin-GondreJ. Ollivier

Candidate appointed


BMPStable lipids bilayers past the boiling point of waterUniversity of LyonPhilippe OgerB. Demé

Candidate appointed


BMPProtein and water dynamics at the atomic levelUniversity of CopenhagenSine LarsenE. Mossou

Candidate appointed


MAGElucidation of ligand fields, metal-metal interactions and phonon spectra for a new family of highly symmetric lanthanide single molecule magnets by use of INSUniversity CopenhagenJesper BendixH. Mutka 


MAGHalfmetalic heterostructures by PNR and STEM/EELS: magnetic and elemental structure on atomic levelUniversity of YorkVladov LazarovT. Saerbeck

Candidate appointed


MAGSynthesis, Physico-Chemical and Magnetic Properties of Advanced Magnetic Ionic liquidsUni CantabriaManuel del Pedro del VallleO. Fabelo

Candidate appointed


MAGStatic and dynamic properties in exchange frustrated magnets with competing ground statesUniversity of heidelbergRuediger KlingelerM. Enderle 


MATStructure and dynamics of water in ordinary Portland and low CO2 cementsUGA GrenobleAlejandro Fernandez-MartinezG. Cuello

Candidate appointed


MAGOrdered spinels Co5-xZnxTeO8University CaenNicolas BarrierE. Suard

Candidate appointed


IMEAdvanced scintillator readout for fast-timing
experiments and application to the N = 82 region at FIPPS
University of Madrid    Luis Mario FraileP. Mutti

Candidate appointed


MATStructure and dynamics of conjugated polymers for energy and optoelectronic applicationsImperial College LondonJenny Nelson,
Anne Guilbert
M. Zbiri 


SCMUnderstanding Viscosity Changes in Oppositely Charged Biopolyelectrolyte-Surfactant ComplexesMax Planck InstituteEmanuel SchneckHoffmann

Candidate appointed