Master Thesis in Powder Metallurgy Group

20 hours/week

In the course of an industrial project, a diploma student position is available in the powder metallurgy group.

Topic: Application behavior of tungsten powders and characterization of surfaces.

The roughening of powders is a very crucial step in the beam-based processes of additive manufacturing. The uniformity of the applied layer very often determines the quality of the built part. The PM group has already worked extensively on this technique, developing its own device that can mimic the deposition process used by some well-known laser 3D printer manufacturers.

Different tungsten powders are to be applied on our self-developed doctor blade tester under different conditions. The layers formed in the process will then be documented and analyzed using microscopy. The data obtained will help the partner company to adapt their powders to 3D printing technology and thus broaden the material spectrum of 3D printing.

What is needed: Interest in powder and layer characterization; Independent work; Familiarization with the device control, as well as layer characterization

What is offered: Employment as a research assistant without degree for 20 h

If you are interested, please contact: Univ.Prof. Dipl.Ing. Dr. Christian Gierl-Mayer (nstitut für Chemische Technologien und Analytik) Tel.: +43 1 58801 16129; mail:

Start of the project should be in September.