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Engineering of Advanced Materials

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Graduate School Advanced Materials and Processes (GS AMP)
The Graduate School at the Cluster of Excellence Engineering of Advanced Materials (EAM) offers doctoral students a unique and integrated experience in education and research. Part of a cutting-edge, federally funded research institute, the Graduate School provides its candidates: high-level education and training, strong academic advising, effective interdisciplinary networking within the Cluster as well as on international platforms.

Students at EAM’s Graduate School receive extraordinary opportunities for research in multi-departmental Cluster teams and enjoy a variety of possibilities for continuing professional and personal development.

Our program works in close cooperation with the following organizations

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) Graduate School
The FAU Graduate School objective is to promote the advancement of young academics, interdisciplinary and international research, and diversity and cultural exchange through its international doctoral students.

Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT)
SAOT provides an interdisciplinary research and education program of excellence within a broad international network of distinguished experts to promote innovation and leadership in the areas optical metrology, optical material processing, optics in medicine, optics in communication and information technology, optical materials and systems and computational optics.

International Max Planck Research School for Optics and Imaging (IMPRS)
In a joint initiative, the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL), the FAU, the Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena (FSU), the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF offer an international PhD programme. Research focuses on a range of topics, including modern optics and imaging, medical imaging and biophysics.

Graduate School Molecular Science (GSMS)
Students of this interdisciplinary program are offered research opportunities in the fields of molecular materials, design and engineering of molecular catalysts as well as in engineering of molecular modeling and simulation. Doctorates are possible in chemistry, molecular science, physics, pharmacy, chemical engineering and bioengineering as well as materials science and engineering.

In the area of new materials and processes, Erlangen is home to three research training groups, where doctoral students focus on specialized research projects

Research Training Group 1896 - In-Situ Microscopy with Electrons, X-rays and Scanning Probes
The doctoral program in in-situ microscopy with electrons, X-rays and scanning probe techniques combines, for the first time, these three pillars of nanocharacterization into a structured Research Training Group. The main objective of this program is to provide the next generation of scientists and engineers with comprehensive, method-spanning and interdisciplinary training in the application of cutting-edge nanocharacterization tools to materials and device development.

Research Training Group 1161 - Disperse Systems for Electronic Applications (expired)
This doctorate program is designed for doctoral candidates in the innovative field of printable electronics. In cooperation with industry specialists, students work in interdisciplinary teams on the demonstration of simple electronic circuits from printable nanoparticulate pastes.

Research Training Group 1229 - Stable and Metastable Multiphase Systems for High Temperature Applications (expired)
The study of multiphase high temperature materials lends itself to a fascinating PhD program with a broad range of research topics. Candidates study the different classes of materials, manufacturing processes, methods and procedures, and modeling approaches. The content of course offerings provides students advanced, highly-focused education and training from theory to application.

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