Master thesis

Additive Manufacturing is a key technique for individualized and functional products. PROFACTOR will intensify its re-search activities in the field of additive micro and nano manufacturing and focuses on hybrid production processes. One of these hybrid production processes is printed electronics via inkjet printing

Printed electronics is a relatively new field dealing with the generation of electrical features on various materials, such as plastics, textiles, fabrics, etc by unconventional process. While inkjet printing electrically conductive tracks is already established, printing of passive elements (resistors, capacitors, etc.) is still challenging. Bridging material concepts from lab to fab is a key step to introduce novel materials to printed electronics.

The thesis topic is to optimize, characterize and design inkjet printed passive components based on ceramic enhanced inkjet inks.


Your tasks

The goal of the thesis is

  • Preliminary trials to select, optimize and/or develop ceramic enhanced ink for inkjet printing
  • Design and manufacturing of electrically circuit including active and passive components
  • Characterization of passive components (e.g. spectroscopy, microscopy, electrically, etc.)


We are looking for

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



Start / Duration

Now / 6 months, Steyr


Our Mission

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

We offer for master thesis a compensation of min. 430 EUR per month.

We are looking forward to your application preferred online or send your application to:


Questions? Feel free to contact:
Mr. Leo Schranzhofer – Tel:  +43 7252 885 429

Your Contact

DI Daniel Fechtig, PhD
Head of Funtional Surfaces and Nanostructures

+43 72 52 885 423