The Graduate School MUSIC “Multiscale Methods for Interface Coupling” at the Leibniz Universität Hannover currently offers 15 Doctoral Scholarships in Engineering Sciences within the PhD-program “Multifunctional Active and Reactive Interfaces and Surfaces” (MARIO). The research program focuses on interdisciplinary research in cooperation between Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover Medical School and the University of Applied Sciences at Hannover. Funding has been granted by the State of Lower Saxony. The funding period is 3 years. PhD students will receive 1.400 EUR/month as a stipend with additional benefits regarding child care and travel allowance for applicants coming from abroad.
MARIO provides a forum for research and development based on newest methods for thermochemo-mechanical interactions at contact surfaces and interfaces. Application areas are related to mechanical engineering, biomedical science, nanotechnology, chemical modified surfaces and composite materials. The overall goals, details of the research program and related PhD topics are available at http://www.music.uni-hannover.de/mario-topics
Applicants must provide a diploma or masters degree in engineering or applied natural sciences, like mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology etc. that is equivalent to a German University Graduation. Applications from outstanding candidates who obtained their graduation from a University of Applied Sciences are welcome as well. A strong background in mathematical modelling of complex processes and related computational solution techniques is required. Candidates should also be prepared to spend several months of their studies abroad at one of our partner universities. Additional information is provided at http://www.music.unihannover. de/admission.html.
The Leibniz Universität Hannover aims, in particular, to promote women within the scope of the statutory provisions and, hence, emphatically invites qualified women to apply for these positions. Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification. The university expressly welcomes applications by scientists and researchers from abroad.
For further information, please contact Dr.-Ing. Markus Kästner (+49 511 762 4286) markus.kaestnerimr.uni-hannover.de. He will be pleased to answer any further questions.