Master thesis

Nanoimprint Lithography is a method to replicate nanostructures on large area. This is done by pressing a nanostructured stamp into a soft (UV-curable) polymer on a substrate. While the stamp is in contact with the polymer, the material is cured by e.g. UV-irradiation and then the stamp is removed, resulting in a nanostructured hard polymer on the substrate. For mass fabrication, the stamp can be a roller and the substrate can be a large glass plate. At PROFACTOR we are working with a UV-based roll-to-plate nanoimprint tool to fabricate different kinds of micro- and nanostructures.

In this field, we offer two master theses related to a funded project at PROFACTOR, the multiLINK project.

  1. Thesis I: the focus of the first thesis is on preparing large area visually stitch free printing plates for the tool and using them to do nanoimprint lithography.
  2. Thesis II: In the second thesis the single pass inkjet printing system installed at the tool should be used to selectively deposit material on predefined positions on the substrate


Your tasks

The goals of thesis I are:

  • to prepare the large area printing plates for the R2P NIL process
  • to use the printing plates for nanoimprinting using material deposition either by inkjet printing or slot die coating
  • to characterize printing plates and imprints

The goals of thesis II are:

  • to replicate both nano- and microscale features on large areas (e.g DIN A4).
  • to prepare the printing plates for the processes
  • to use the inkjet system to selectively deposit material on selected positions


We are looking for

Motivated students with a hands-on mentality in the field of nanotechnology, physics, material science, chemistry or similar studies, with experience in chemical lab work and work in a cleanroom



Start / Duration

Now / 6 months


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:

Fragen? Melden Sie sich bei:
Michael Mühlberger – Tel:  +43 7252 885 253


Ihr Ansprechpartner

DI Dr. Michael Mühlberger
Funtional Surfaces and Nanostructures

+43 72 52 885 253