Master projects

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 (, or, more specifically contact the responsible person as listed for the currently open project topics following below.

Manfred Heuberger


Currently open project topics:

Are you a motivated master student and looking for opportunities to challenge and strengthen skills in

Polymer, organic and Material chemistry? Are you eager to do a master-project, while gaining valuable experience in a research project for industrial needs? The following projects are offered on immediate basis:

  • Flame retardant co-polyamides with heteroatoms in the backbone

 The project involves synthesis of co-monomers with heteroatoms (B, Si, P and/or S) followed by preparation partially aromatic flame-retardant (FR) polyamides. You will also learn modern techniques for FR polymer characterization, while working in a professional and dynamic research group. Your competence in solid-state polymerization process is the basis for your success.

For details, please contact:

Dr. Sabyasachi Gaan


  • The Role of Ions in Plasma Polymer Deposition

Plasma deposition involves ionic and neutral radicals as film-forming species. This Master project or Internship (4-6 months) investigates their role in order to obtain functional plasma polymer films for adhesion promotion and biomaterials. You will work in one of the worldwide leading teams in this field using plasma reactors, plasma diagnostics and surface characterization methods. As your background materials science, engineering, chemistry, physics or similar is beneficial.

For details, please contact:

Dr. Dirk Hegemann