Master Thesis

A Master Thesis memory must be prepared. Both the writen memory and the public oral presentation of the results included will be evaluated. The final oral presentation of the thesis results will take place at the end of the academic period at the UIMP in Santander before the last course of module 1 (Crystallography and Society). Topics for Master Thesis must be selected among a list of proposed subjects. Exceptionally, topics proposed by the students themselves can be accepted. The list of the proposed topics below will be updated often in the next weeks (most crystallography topics are still pending for the moment). Please contact the corresponding advisor or the direction of the master for further details on your preferred topics.

Topics offered for master thesis work:

  • Basic techniques of a protein crystallography wet lab: cloning, protein expression, and/or protein purification. F. Xavier Gomis-Rüth. Molecuar Biology Institute of Barcelona
  • Preparation of semiconductor nanostructures by MBE. Roberto Fornari. Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth. Berlin
  • Growth of functional oxide crystals from the melt.  Roberto Fornari. Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth. Berlin
  • Deposition of oxide layers on different substrates.  Roberto Fornari. Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth. Berlin
  • Use of TEM for studying the microscopic nature of point and extended defects in solids.  Roberto Fornari. Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth. Berlin
  • X-Ray characterization of bulk materials and/or epilayers. Roberto Fornari. Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth. Berlin
  • Biomineralization in corals. Giuseppe Falini. Universitat de Bologna.
  • Studying dissolution kinetics of protein crystals at a mesoscopic and macroscopic scale by using LCM-DIM and PSI. Alexander Van Driessche & Fermín Otálora. Laboratorio de Estudios Cristalográficos. Granada.
  • Studying dissolution kinetics of gypsum at a mesoscopic and macroscopic scale by using LCM-DIM and PSI. Alexander Van Driessche & Fermín Otálora. Laboratorio de Estudios Cristalográficos. Granada.
  • Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Hybrid Materials. Jose Rubén García Menendez. Universidad de Oviedo.
  • Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Metal-Organic Frameworks. Jose Rubén García Menendez. Universidad de Oviedo.
  • Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Metal-Organic Molecular Compounds. Jose Rubén García Menendez. Universidad de Oviedo.
  • Development of Reaction Chamber devices for Laboratory and Synchrotron lines. Jose Rubén García Menendez. Universidad de Oviedo.
  • Phase transitions induced by pressure in proteins. Santiago Garcia Granda. Universidad de Oviedo.
  • Fourier topological electron density  analisis. Santiago Garcia Granda. Universidad de Oviedo.
  • New Charge Flipping based  Methods. Santiago Garcia Granda. Universidad de Oviedo.
  • Unsteady effects in crystal nucleation. Fermin Otálora. Laboratorio de Estudios Cristalográficos. Granada.

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