We take pride in having members with a very diverse background. Our group has a friendly atmosphere and good mix of different nationalities and gender. To make sure that everybody feels welcome, we mainly communicate in English.

Openings for PhD students and PostDocs

PhD positions

PhD position in Optomechanics

For our exicting nano- and optomechanics project, we are currently looking for an enthusiastic person who wants to make this his/her PhD project. The envisioned starting date is in April 2022. The detailed project description can be found here. Contact Prof. Poot for more information on this exciting opportunity to join the Quantum Technologies group as a PhD student. When applying, refer to this opening, and make sure to tell us why you are the person we are looking for: perhaps you are a real Matlab guru, have nanofabriation experience, did really cool experiments for you MSc project, or ...?

Postdoctoral fellowships

If you, as a scholar with an excellent scientific profile, have a great idea that you would like to pursue as a PostDoc in our group, then also take a look at these funding opportunities: TUM University Foundation Fellowship, Eurotech PostDoc fellowships, or those of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. We are happy to support your application for these prestigeous postdoctoral fellowships.

The EuroTechPostdoc2 2022 call will open on November 30, 2021, with a deadline on February 24, 2022. This prestigeous fellowship provides 2 years of funding for collaborative research projects. For TUM, there are 20 positions available and we are happy to discuss the options for hosting, or co-hosting you as a postdoc in our group. Please contact Prof. Poot directly when you are interested applying for this program. For more information on the program, see


Tips for applying

We receive many applications, both open as well as for specific positions. For us it is thus very important that you explain in your letter why you are a good fit for our group. The more detailed your application is, the more like it is that we will invite you to discuss the options during a visit or telephone conversation. It is a great help if you mention that you have e.g. experience with Matlab, Comsol, or LabVIEW, or perhaps that you already did nanofabrication or measurements on photonic devices. In geneneral, generic applications with no mentioning of our research topic will not be considered.

Student projects and internships

Doing a real research project is the highlight of your studies. TUM students can see look on the website of the physics department what projects are available for BSc and MSc students (expand "Finding a topic") We are more than happy to discuss the possibilities with you in person. Currently we have the following projects available:



International and students at other universities in Germany can of course also do projects in our group. You are welcome to ask about possible projects. Yet, in our experience, a short (less than 6 months) project is not very productive. Also, keep in mind that TUM has rather strict requirements for international interns in terms of timing and required documents. Please read the information on carefully, before inquiring about possible projects. More usefull information can be found on the Physics Department website.