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PhD Program of the International Max Planck Research School for Condensed Matter Science in Stuttgart (Germany)
The International Max Planck Research School for Condensed Matter Science (IMPRS-CMS) is a joint program of the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research (MPI-FKF) and the University of Stuttgart. The MPI-FKF is one of the largest institutes in the Max Planck Society. It comprises eight research departments and a number of independent research groups with a total of about 500 employees. The objective of the MPI-FKF is high-quality fundamental research on condensed matter using advanced experimental and theoretical methods. The University of Stuttgart is one of the leading German research universities with a strong profile in engineering and natural sciences. A description of the whole range of research and top-notch facilities would be too long to give in detail here.
The precursor of the IMPRS-CMS was founded in 2002 as one of the first Max Planck graduate schools. On the basis of our rich experience in the training of doctoral students we have create an exciting, interdisciplinary, and dynamic environment for highly motivated young researchers. Close interaction and cooperation between physicists and chemists, experimentalists and theorists at all levels is an essential element of our program.
The backbones of the IMPRS-CMS curriculum are international schools on specific areas of a multi-disciplinary character. In addition to the structured program of scientific learning, a training program in complementary skills will be provided. All courses will be conducted in English, since the program is open to all nationalities. The thesis work can either be done in the Max Planck Institute or in certain groups at the University of Stuttgart.
Joining the IMPRS-CMS is possible for the spring and summer semesters every year. The deadline for the summer semester is February 28, and for the spring semester September 30, of the previous year.
We are proud on our international cooperations e.g. with the Max Planck Center for Quantum Materials of MPI for Solid State Research, the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (Canada), and the University of Tokyo, and also about the good contacts to the ICQM at the Peking University. For more information and application please see our web pages.
The IMPRS-CMS is a joint graduate program of the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research and the University of Stuttgart. The Stuttgart Campus hosts an extraordinary array of research groups with top-notch facilities and a wide spectrum of expertise in fundamental condensed matter science. Close interaction and cooperation between physicists and chemists, experimentalists and theorists at all levels is an essential element of research in the IMPRS-CMS. Our research interests cover a broad spectrum from fundamental to performance-oriented solid state chemistry, physics and materials science. The synthesis of novel compounds, the experimental characterization of physical and chemical properties, and their theoretical description are closely linked within the IMPRS-CMS. We offer an English-language curriculum comprising lecture courses, a training program in complementary skills, and summer and winter schools with leading international partner institutions.
The highly competitive selection procedure is based on academic performance, recommendation letters, and on-site interviews for shortlisted candidates. The program is open to all nationalities, and the working language is English.
Applications are welcome for the spring term 2019. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of female researchers in fields where they are underrepresented. For more information about our research topics and the application procedure please consult our web pages
Diploma or M.Sc. in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science or related subjects
All accepted IMPRS-AM fellows will obtain a working contract which is sufficient to cover living expenses in the Stuttgart area.
Only online applications via our website are possible.
September 30, 2018