Vacancy No. ITCP 06-2023

ITCP 06-2023 Bachelor- / Master Thesis: Sulfur-based polymers as a new class of functional materials

Job description

Sulfur is one of the most abundant by-product in chemical industry with only limited applications such as production of sulfuric acid. In recent years it was shown that elemental sulfur holds great potential in polymer and materials science with the development of inverse vulcanization, opening up a new class of materials need to explored. Sulfur also shows promising results in applications for energy storage, either in the electrode or in the electrolyte materials. In this project new methods for the application and incorporation of sulfur in polymerization techniques, materials synthesis and its application will be explored.

Personal qualification
  • 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

Bachelor thesis: 3 Months (6 weeks labwork, 6 weeks thesis writing)

Master thesis: 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 06-2023.
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.