Projects for PhD and Posdoctoral Research

Currently we have new new opening. 

BSc and MSc Projects

Students that are interested in doing their thesis at the Particle Research Group can work on the following set of topics:

  1. 1.Atmospheric Physical Chemistry

Students that are interested in Atmospheric Physical Chemistry can work on a number of ongoing projects that involve either laboratory or field measurements. The aim of this projects is to unravel the atmospheric physicochemical processes involving airborne particles that influence the climate of the Earth. 

  1. 2.Particulate Matter Pollution (Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality)

For students that are interested in air pollution we can offer a number of projects involving measurements of the properties (e.g., size, morphology, volatility, composition) or particulate matter observed in indoor and outdoor environments.

  1. 3.Aerosol Instrumentation

The development of instruments for measuring the properties of airborne particles (i.e., their size, morphology, volatility and hygroscopicity) is another field that prospective students can get involved with for their BSc/MSc projects. Projects in this field will have a focus either on the theoretical modeling or the experimental investigation of instruments we design and test.

  1. 4.Aerosol-based Nanotedchnology for the Development of Solid-State Gas Sensors

Synthesizing well-defined nanoparticle building blocs and using them to fabricate solid-state gas sensors is another branch of our research activities that students can get involved with. In collaboration with the Department of Chemical Engineering at TU Delft, students can work on projects for assembling and testing miniaturized and cost-effective sensors for measuring the concentration of trace gases in the atmosphere (e.g., NOx, SO2, CO2, CO, H2, etc.).

  1. 5.Nanoparticle Toxicity

In collaboration with the toxicology group of our Department, students can also get involved in projects aiming to assess the toxic effects of Engineered Nanoparticles. In this direction, the students can work on the development of methods for producing well-defined nanoparticle samples (i.e., in terms of their concentration, size, morphology, etc.), and on the performance of toxicity tests on plants and cells.

The prospective students have officially 6 months to work on their BSc and MSc projects. If you are interested in one of the above fields, please send us an email to g.biskos[at]

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