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Junior group leader in the field of supramolecular chem­is­try

Dr. David Van Craen

Technische Uni­ver­si­tät Dort­mund
Fa­kul­tät für Chemie und Che­mi­sche Biologie
Anorganische Chemie
Otto-Hahn-Str. 6
44227 Dort­mund

Room: C2-06-531

E-Mail: david.vancraentu-dortmundde
Phone: +49 231 755 4095
 

Portrait David Van Craen

Open Positions

PhD Positions

Two PhD positions are currently available in the laboratory. The projects will cover supramolecular chem­is­try involving anions and metal-driven self-assemblies. Actual re­search in the laboratory will feature a variety of organic synthetic methods, metal complex formations and investigations of physical properties as well as the catalytic activity of formed structures.

One position is funded by the re­search train­ing group "Confinement-con­trolled Chem­is­try (GRK 2376)" and would allow the participant to gain abroad experience in the USA (depending on the development of the COVID-19 pandemic and changes to travel restrictions in the near fu­ture).

If you are currently searching for a PhD position and you enjoy inter­dis­ci­plin­ary cutting-edge re­search, I would be happy to hear from you. A simple mail with some in­for­mation about you (e.g. in which field have you done your bachelor / master thesis or a short CV) and your re­search interests is all that is needed to apply and to get in contact. Applications of in­ter­na­tio­nal students with a master's degree in chem­is­try are highly welcome, too.

It is also possible to start with a master thesis and move on to one of the PhD positions afterwards, if you have not finished your M.Sc. already.

Bachelor and Master Thesis

I am happy about every request of students who are interested in supramolecular chem­is­try and are looking for an opportunity to perform a bachelor or master thesis in this fascinating field of chem­is­try. Please write me a simple mail (no application letter or CV needed) to get in contact.

Funding

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Cam­pus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Cam­pus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Cam­pus Nord to Cam­pus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vo­gel­pothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Cam­pus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. There are two stations on Cam­pus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Cam­pus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Cam­pus Nord and offers a direct connection to Cam­pus Süd every five minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.

The facilities of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity are spread over two campuses, the larger Cam­pus North and the smaller Cam­pus South. Additionally, some areas of the uni­ver­si­ty are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

Site Map of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity (Second Page in English).