Interested in a Bachelor/Master thesis?

Our daily work is on experimental surface science with the focus on scanning probe techniques. In addition to scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and spectroscopy (STS), atomic force microscopy (AFM), Kelvin force microscopy, LEED, Auger as well as transport and optical measurements are applied to a variety of fundamental questions. While working in our group, you will learn to handle ultrahigh vacuum systems, ultra-low temperatures, sophisticated electronic equipment or controlling a modern experimental setup by digital signal processors. Together with a PhD student and other students you will work as a team.

In the following, you'll find a few topics for a possible  Bachelor- und Master thesis. This is not meant as a complete list, but should give you a feeling of our work. 

If this fits to your expectation of a bachelor or master Thesis, please feel free to come around!

We are always looking for eager persons who want to work in our Group.

To be best prepared for a master thesis in our group, we have collected a few advices.

Our group offers two experiments for the lab practicals that give an insight into our research field. In the Bachelor's Advanced Lab Course "Scanning Tunneling Microscope (H1)" and in the Master's Research Lab Coarse "Low-Energy Electron Diffraction (LEED) on Epitaxial Graphene".

If you are in the beginning of your career (1st to 5th Semester) and are interested to spend some time in a lab working on a small project: Please feel free to ask for a possible time slot.

Bachelor Theses planned within the next 6 months (as of December 2020)
  • Transport properties of doped graphene
  • Investigation of the temperature dependence of the surface conductivity of iridates
  • Construction of a UHV atomic force microscope
  • Investigation of charge transport in doped graphene by KPFM (Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy)
  • Growth and local excitation of molecules on surfaces 

Master theses planned withing the next 6 months (as of December 2020) 

  • Currently we have 4 master students in our group. If you are interested in a master thesis, please send an email to: martin.wenderoth at

An overview of already finished theses can be found here.