Master´s Projects

Projects on Master´s Theses are offered by the members of our Subunit in any of the areas covered by the individual Principal Investigator, as described below.

Roberto Cerbino

Master’s projects are based on a primarily experimental activity in the field of soft matter physics and biophysics, and may include: preparation/optimization of samples; design, realization, testing of experimental setups; planning, execution and optimization of scientific experiments; collection and analysis of scientific data; development of physical models; implementation of numerical calculations/simulations; collaborative research with academic/industrial national and international research partners; writing of reports/articles; presentation of results during periodic meetings, workshops and conferences.

Christoph Dellago

Using advanced computational methods of statistical mechanics and machine learning, master projects in our group aim at understanding the microscopic behavior of complex ordered and disordered materials. Current research topics for master projects include stochastic thermodynamics, nanoscale materials, active matter, interfaces, phase transitions and self-assembly in soft matter. Projects typically require some code development and the utilization of high performance computers to carry out large-scale simulations.

Sofia Kantorovich

Topics of current interest are the dynamics of magnetic soft matter. The main focus of the research group is to employ computer simulations in order to develop smart and soft magnetic materials such as gels, fluids, colloids with isometric shapes, magnetic elastomers and functional surfaces. Those materials can be controlled by external magnetic fields and fine-tuned by intrinsic self-assembly and as such they appear to be of particular interest in microfluidics and medicine. Close collaboration with experimental partners all over the world allows us to verify our models and assist in materials development.

Christos Likos

Master’s projects are related to investigations of the properties of complex fluids and biology-inspired matter, and topics are regularly collaborative with (external) experimental partners. The Physics focuses on self-assembly, structural arrest, activity, confinement and externally controlled effective interactions, whilst the techniques employed cover a range of theoretical, numerical and computational approaches. The specific topic is usually sharpened up after several, personal discussions between the interested student and the potential advisor.

If your are interested in learning more, please contact the corresponding member of our Subunit.

The Principal Investigators of our Subunit are members of the Vienna Doctoral School of Physics (VDS).