IMPRS for Science and Technology of Nano-Systems
The International Max Planck Research School 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:
- Oxides and Interfaces
- Atomically Engineered Materials
- Computational Materials Discovery
- Cognitive Devices and Bio-Inspired Materials
- Topological Materials
- Polymers under Constraint
- Non-Equilibrium Materials
- 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.