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.  However, the PhD student does not need to have any particular nationality.

Scientific domains of the ILL's PhD projects

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

PhD projects offered in 2018

The following PhD projects were accepted by the ILL in March 2018, and some of them are still looking for a suitable student candidate.
Please contact both the academic and ILL supervisors if you are interested in the project.

PhD Number

Domain

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

University

Academic/External SupervisorILL/Internal SupervisorStatus

181_03

MAGSpin dynamics simulations of real magnetsUniversité Grenoble Alpes
France
M. ZhitomirskyT. Ziman

student appointed

181_01

MAT

Inelastic neutrons scattering of endofullerenes

Southampton University
United Kingdom
M. LevittS. RolsOPEN

181_15

MATHydrogen Dynamics in Elementary Reactions on Molybdenum Compounds

Westfälische Hochschule, Gelsenkirchen
Germany

F. Traeger

P. Fouquet

S. Rols

OPEN

181_22

MATSpin-crossover molecular-based materials for efficient carbon capture and releaseUniversité Grenoble Alpes
France
Roberta Poloni

A. Rodriguez Velamazan

OPEN
181_38MATUnderstanding thermal transport: The challenge of resolving acoustic phonon lifetimesUniversité Lyon 1
France
S. Pailhes
V. Giordano

F. Bourdarot
H. Schober

student appointed

181_33NPPApplication of a Ramsey-like spectroscopy method to gravity resonance spectroscopyTU Wien
Austria
H. AbeleT. Jenke
P. Geltenbort

student appointed

181_37NPPStatistics Optimization by Studies of Polarized UCN and High Voltage in PanEDMTU München
Germany
P. FierlingerO. Zimmer
S. Degenkolb

student appointed

181_11B&HInteraction of prohibitins with m-AAA proteases at the inner mitochondrial membraneKeele University
United Kingdom
A. WinterS. Prévost
T. Forsyth
OPEN
181_19B&HCoupling of Leaflet Structure and Collective Fluctuations in Asymmetric Lipid VesiclesUniversity of Graz
Austria
G. PabstY. Gerelli
L. Porcar

student appointed

181_25SCMControlling Reservoir Formation at the Air/Water Interface by Nanoparticle Design: a bridge from Biocompatible Model Systems to Lung Surfactant FunctionManchester University
United Kingdom
R. CampbellA. MaestroOPEN
181_40SCMLight-Tunable Structure by Self-Assembly: In-situ SANS under irradiationUniversity Erlangen-Nürnberg
Germany
F. GröhnR. SchweinsOPEN
SPEC-1-2018NPP

New physics opportunities for fission studies: a new setup at ILL for FIPPS

Université Grenoble-Alpes France

G. Kessedjian

C. Michelagnoli

OPEN

SPEC-2-2018B&H

Role of microalgae lipids in membrane architecture and interactions

Université Grenoble-Alpes FranceJ. JouhetB. Demé

OPEN

PhD projects offered in 2017

The following PhD projects were accepted by the ILL in February 2017, and some of them are still looking for a suitable student candidate.
Please contact both the academic and ILL supervisors if you are interested in the project.

PhD Number

Domain

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

University

Academic/External SupervisorILL/Internal SupervisorStatus

171_24

MAGHalfmetalic heterostructures by PNR and STEM/EELS: magnetic and elemental structure on atomic levelUniversity of York
United Kingdom
Vladov LazarovT. Saerbeck

OPEN

171_44

MATStructure and dynamics of conjugated polymers for energy and optoelectronic applicationsImperial College London
United Kingdom
Jenny Nelson,
Anne Guilbert
M. Zbiri

student appointed