Ageing of population is one of the main problems that European population is facing today, raising the question on the future sustainability of the social health system. Observing the patients who are recovering from an operation by Remote Patient Monitoring can reduce the hospitalization days and avoid further complications of the post-operation time.
TEX-hype project (TEXtile integrated HYbrid Printed Electronics) aims at the development of novel technologies for smart textiles enabling seamless integration of electronics and sensors into garment and develop remote patient monitoring system.
TEX-hype will concentrate on improving the level of integration of electronics in textiles by exploiting a hybrid approach: a stretchable technology that allows the integration of electronics in textile products in such a way that their typical flexible/elastic nature is preserved.

Hybrid printed electronics have the ability to solve this problem by using a combination of traditional silicon-based electronic devices, flexible electronic devices and printed systems. However this hybridization faces the challenge that existing electronic components are commonly not compatible with textile substrates..

PROFACTOR is an applied research center located in Steyr. We conduct research in the field of industrial assistive systems and additive micro/nano manufacturing. Our team consists of around 70 employees from 15 different academic fields. We work across disciplines to find solutions for the manufacturing industry and set standards in robotics, machine vision, simulation, 3D printing, functional surfaces and nanostructures.


Your tasks

The goals of this master thesis are:

  • to develop printing processes, pre-treatments and post-processing of dielectric, conductive and resistive materials
  • to investigate assembly processes for FWE (flexible, wearable electronics)
  • to design demonstrators for health monitoring systems
  • to characterize, test and validate printed samples


We are looking for

Motivated students with a hands-on mentality in the field of engineering, physics, material science or similar studies.


We offer

  • the possibility to work in cutting edge R&D projects with renowned industrial partners
  • flexible working hours
  • the chance to be part of a young, interdisciplinary and cooperative team




Now / Duration of 6 months (extendable depending on performance)


Our Mission

PROFACTOR’s research improves the competitiveness of European Industry. We are pioneers of the thinking production. We bring production back home.

We offer for master thesis a compensation of  515,- EUR per month.

Have we aroused your interest for this position? Then we are looking forward for your application online – at or bye-mail:!



We are always available for questions! Just contact:

Dr. Pavel Kulha (Functional Surfaces), +43 7252 885 – 431

Ihre Ansprechpartnerin

Natalie Käferböck
Human Resources Management

+43 72 52 885 – 217