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Doctorate Program

Materials Science of Complex Interfaces

TU Munich (lead management), Augsburg Univ.; in cooperation with the Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry

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Degree: Doctorate Degree


Duration of study: 3 years


Places of study: Munich


Requirements: Diploma or MS in natural sciences


Language of instruction: English


The increasing importance of complex interfaces between soft materials, such as biomolecules or synthetic polymers, and hard surfaces, such as metals or semiconductors, requires the concerted efforts of all the classical fields of science. To meet the challenges of this interdisciplinary and highly competitive field of research, the Technical University of Munich, through the Physics, Biophysics, Chemistry and Biochemistry Departments, has established the International Graduate School of Materials Science of Complex Interfaces.

Materials Science of Complex Interfaces addresses the key technologies of the 21st Century, which will rely on the scientific and technological progress in both the understanding of and in the ability of designing functional complex interfaces. Important applications exist, for example, in the areas of biosensing devices, the development of implants for biomedical applications or the design of coatings for defined cell adhesion. Complex interfaces are equally important in such diverse fields as electronic, magnetic or optical applications or the optimization of glues, composite materials or corrosive resistant materials.

In addition to active research, the doctoral students partake in lectures. The exchange and collaboration between the Departments of Physics and Chemistry of the TU Munich, the Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry, the Research Reactor Munich II, the Research Center in Weihenstephan, the Walther Schottky Institute, the Physics Department of the University of Augsburg, and international exchanges with many various partners offer unique access to state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research methods and resources.

Highlights of the International Doctorate Program


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Prof. Dr. A. Bausch

Funded by:
  • Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Sciences and the Arts;
  • Elite Network of Bavaria:
  • October 1, 2005 - September 30, 2013

The increasing importance of complex interfaces between soft materials, such as biomolecules or synthetic polymers, and hard surfaces, such as metals or semiconductors, requires the concerted efforts of all the classical fields of science.