Vacancy No. ITCP 02-2023

ITCP 02-2023 Master Thesis: Development of new oil filter Membranes via Electrospinning

Job description

Compressed air is often used in hospitals for medical applications and laboratories, but can be contaminated with oils from compressors and pumps. To clean the air stream, highly oleophobic membranes are utilized to filter out oil droplets. State-of-the-art glass fiber membranes achieve good oil separation, however they are limited in their chemical structure as well as responsive behavior e.g. towards temperature change, light irradiation or specific gas streams. Electro spun polymer fibers present a huge platform that allows easy chemical modification and therefore adaption for a wide range of different separation systems (gas/liquid, gas/gas, liquid/liquid, and so on). In this project new membrane materials for gas/liquid separation are developed in a collaboration between the Soft Matter Lab at Campus North and ITCP as well as MVM at Campus South.

Personal qualification
  • Knowledge of chemical engineering, separation and filtration systems
  • Knowledge of polymer materials processing such as electrospinning
  • Basic knowledge of organic and/or polymer synthesis
  • Basic knowledge of analytical methods (NMR, SEC, IR, UV/Vis, DSC, TGA etc.)
Organizational unit

Institute for Biological Interfaces 3 - Macromolecular Materials (IBG 3), Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry (ITCP)

Starting date

as soon as possible

Contract duration

6 Months (5 months labwork, 1 month thesis writing)

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Patrick Théato, e-mail:, Dr. Dominik Voll, e-Mail: or Dr. Christian Schmitt, e-mail:


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number ITCP 02-2023.
Personnel support is provided by 

Ms Carrasco Sanchez
phone: +49 721 608-42016,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.