Our vacancies

Our working group (AG Thomas Mayer-Gall) at the German Textile Research Center North-West (DTNW) is always looking for motivated students for research work in the form of

  • Bacherlor’s thesis
  • undergraduate work (Vertiefungs- und Analytikpraktikum)
  • Master’s thesis
  • Internship

So far, these collaborations have taken place with the following universities and institutes:

  • University Duisburg-Essen
  • Chemistry program
  • Water Science degree program
  • Chemistry teaching profession program
  • Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences
  • Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences
  • Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences

Students from other universities are also welcome to join us.


Overview of current research topics offered in our work group:


  • Synthesis and characterization green flame retardant (development of halogen-free flame retardants) and their application
  • Nanofibre through electrospinning
  • Nanofibres through defibrillation of polymeric fabric
  • Light-active textiles (e.g. IR reflection & passive radiation cooling, UV protection, self-cleaning textiles, antibacterial effect)
  • Development of carbon nanofiber (CNF) materials for energy storage (supercapacitor, batteries, redox flow and fuel cells)
  • Selective textile recycling using ionic liquid, deep eutectic or biobased solvents
  • Functional textile/nanofibers based adsorber for water and air treatment
  • Novel detector systems for organometallics in the environment
  • Ageing behavior of polymers
  • Biobased textile coating and finishing
  • Nanofibers-based heterogeneous catalyst
  • and more..




For further information on specific topics and possible dates, please contact:

Dr. Thomas Mayer-Gall, mayer-gall@dtnw.de

Dr. Wael Ali, ali@dtnw.de