Vacancy No. IMT 12-2024

IMT 12-2024 Bachelor- / Master Thesis: Design and construction of a rotational stage for 3D-AFM

Job description

Atomic force microscopy (AFM) makes it possible to image the topography of nano- and microstructures. However, undercuts and overhangs are often not detectable. The aim of this project is to design, build and test a rotation and tilt stage that enables measurement objects to be scanned from multiple angles and the measurement results to be compiled in analysis software. The stage can be manufactured from 3D printed parts, for example, as realized in

Personal qualification
  • Field of study: mechanical engineering, physics, mechatronics
  • first programming experience, preferably Python
  • 3d printing
Organizational unit

Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT)

Starting date

zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt / immediately

Contract duration

3 – 6 months

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Cornelia Pichler or Hans Gunstheimer, phone +49 721 608-23128.


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number IMT 12-2024 .
Personnel Support is provided by 

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

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

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.