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International Max Planck Research School
for Science and Technology of Nano-Systems (IMPRS-STNS)
The IMPRS-STNS is a joint programme between the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials that are located in Halle, Germany. We invite outstanding young scientists to apply for one of 5 available PhD positions. Prospective PhD candidates will carry out research into novel, atomically engineered materials for nanosystems - tackling grand societal challenges in the fields of information technology and sustainability.
IMPRS-STNS provides a framework for a superior PhD experience. For example, IMPRS-STNS PhD students admitted into the school have an opportunity to apply for internships of up to 3 months long in our partner universities in Asia, North America, and Europe. IMPRS-STNS particularly emphasizes interdisciplinary research, as well as providing career counseling and specialized courses, for example, in entrepreneurship and technology transfer.
Research areas include: Spintronics | 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.
The young scientists accepted into IMPRS-ICNS will receive a doctoral contract to support them during their PhD. Candidates are selected in a highly competitive procedure. The language of the IMPRS-STNS is English.
IMPRS-STNS is a dynamic school that tailors the teaching to each doctoral student individually. In addition to their research projects, IMPRS-STNS graduates are given the opportunity to take part in a complementary training programme. These activities include: Seminars, lectures within the field of science and technology of nano-systems, Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC), mentoring, complementary skills training, career counselling, German language courses, yearly retreats, summer/ winter schools, secondments, workshops, events organized by PhD candidates.