Inquiries about thesis projects

In addition to the below-listed available thesis topics, other projects can be offered in following research areas:

Jani Kotakoski

Atomic-scale chemical and physical tailoring of low-dimensional materials, ranging from introduction of defects and impurity atoms to the growth of new structures. In situ (scanning) transmission electron microscopy, effects of electron and ion irradiation on the atomic structure of materials, and other topics.

Toma Susi

Atomically precise manipulation of impurity atoms in graphene and other materials using focused electron irradiation. Quantification and modeling of irradiation-induced dynamical effects with theoretical tools including time-dependent density-functional theory. Transmission electron microscopy imaging and spectroscopy from first principles.

Christian Rentenberger

The atomic structure and properties of amorphous materials can be modified by various ways like mechanical, thermal or irradiation treatments. The modification of the structure of bulk or nanoscaled samples and their dynamics will be characterised by different methods including transmission electron microscopy and nano indentation.

 Available thesis projects

If you are interested in one of the following projects, please contact the supervisor.

Bachelor's theses

Master's theses

  • In situ Chemical Modification of Materials in an Electron Microscope (MSc thesis; supervisor: Jani Kotakoski)
  • Electron-beam manipulation of graphene impurity atoms (MSc thesis; supervisor: Toma Susi)
  • Modeling the influence of valence bonding on electron scattering (MSc thesis; supervisor: Toma Susi)
  • Size-dependent dynamics of structural modifications in amorphous nanoparticles (MSc thesis; supervisor: Christian Rentenberger)

 Ongoing master's theses

  • Electron irradiation damage in MoS2
  • Irradiation of hexagonal boron nitride monolayers by highly charged ions
  • Study of stress overshoots and pop-ins in a rejuvenated bulk metallic glass

 Recently completed master's theses

  • Two-dimensional noble gas
  • Measurement of electron irradiation damage in two-dimensional hexagonal boron nitride
  • Atomic resolution in-situ oxidation and evaporation study of molybdenum ditelluride utilizing environmental STEM
  • Structural characterisation of laser-ablated FeW nanoparticles using transmission electron microscopy