International Max Planck Research School for Science and Technology of Nano-Systems

International Max Planck Research School for Science and Technology of Nano-Systems

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) exploits the successful research network between the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics and the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems, Halle, to carry out research into novel atomically engineered materials for nano-systems which tackles grand societal challenges in the fields of information technology and sustainability. 

  • IMPRS-STNS aims to support excellent young scientists on their way towards a PhD degree.
  • Candidates will be selected on a competitive basis and provided with a contract for a three years period.
  • We offer interesting interdisciplinary research surroundings and additional training in the form of lectures, workshops, laboratory training, tutorials, and special seminars.
  • English is the teaching language in all courses and is also spoken in the laboratories.

Research areas include:

  1. Spintronics
  2. Oxides and Interfaces
  3. Atomically Engineered Materials
  4. Computational Materials Discovery
  5. Topological Materials
  6. Non-Equilibrium Materials
  7. Routes to Room Temperature Superconductivity

IMPRS-STNS will also link with partner universities in Asia, North America and Europe by funding international exchange internships for PhD students admitted to the IMPRS-STNS, a buddy program, and stipends for foreign PhD students to carry out research in Halle.

In addition, we will develop e-learning programs, especially to foster interdisciplinary research, provide transferable skills courses, and provide career counseling for the admitted PhD students. From excellent education to a first job is another key focus of the program to build a strong alumni community.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Faces of the IMPRS

“In the future I would like to develop scientific temper in my students”
“The microscope is my favorite instrument, it opens a door to worlds we could never see.”
“My favorite element is Manganese because it generates interesting magnetism.”
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