Every year we host several national and international master students and a smaller selection of bachelor students and interns for projects that relate to our activities in fundamental and applied research. We support your stay in St. Gallen with an allowance and housing. The ideal length of a project work is around 6 months. Our open and international research environment as well as our good contacts to industry and ETH Zürich are assets, highly esteemed by students. We have many years of experience in hosting Master projects from many different countries and a very intercultural open spirit.
You can always send an unsolicited application with a CV and letter of interest to (manfred.heuberger-at-empa.ch), or, more specifically contact the responsible person as listed for the currently open project topics following below.
Currently open project topics
- Light conversion with polymer optical fibers
Standard optical fibers cannot capture and guide light coming from their side; however, this limitation can be overcome by doping them with a luminescent dye. Incident light of a proper wavelength interacts with the luminophore, which in consequence emits radiation. It is then guided within the fiber, and used, for example, for energy production or sensing.
Contact: Konrad Jakubowski (konrad.jakubowski-at-empa.ch)