UdS - Saarland University

The Saarland University is located in Saarbrücken, Saarland, a German state just at the border to France. The proximity to France and Luxembourg as well as its location within the heart of Europe makes it an attractive place to study, especially for international students. About 16% of the 15.500 students come from all over the world to live and study in Saarbrücken.

Saarbrücken is a town of approximately 220 000 inhabitants with a surprising lot to offer: a rich cultural programme for international students (several theatres, cinemas with popular and alternative programmes, two major cultural festivals such as Max-Ophüls festival or the French-German Perspectives festival); great outdoor activities in the forests and on the Saar river; and, of course, a very animated nightlife. Various pubs and bars are very crowded even on week days, and many night clubs and discos are located in the city centre.

 

 Many consider the campus itself as a big advantage: all university facilities are located on a restricted campus area which makes organising oneself very easy. Furthermore, it is an especially green campus on a hill surrounded by a forest with a very nice viewpoint from the top. Many different libraries, the Mensa with a big range of student-priced meals and several cafés, as well as a rich offer of sport activities do justice to long days of studying.

 

 The 8 faculties provide a broad spectrum of disciplines, offering several international integrated courses.

The Materials Science and Engineering Department (MSE) in Saarland University is recognized as one of the leading centers of materials science in Germany. The department is formed by 11 chairs covering the wide spectrum of materials science and research plays an important role. Scientific research at the University is particularly enhanced by intensive collaboration with distinguished research centers established on the university campus:

  • Fraunhofer Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (IZfP)
  • Materials Engineering Center Saar (MECS)
  • Leibniz-Institut for New Materials (INM)

 

International scientists are well-integrated staff members (22 invited scientists in the last 3 years through Feodor-Lynen Schol­ar­ships, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Alexander von Humboldt Fellowships, German Research Foundation (DFG), EU-Alfa, etc.).

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Research activities at UdS

The research carried out in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering covers four main areas: 

 

  • Micro/Nano structuring for the tailoring of materials properties 
  • New phases and interfaces
  • Materials and scaling effects on engineering/manufacturing
  • Computational materials science and engineering

 

The following Research Groups participate in the Master and provide topics for the Master Thesis and/or PhD positions:

 

 

Materials Science and Methods

 

Microstructure mechanics

  • Microstructure mechanics
  • Experimental, Modelling, Simulation, Characterization of Materials at the Nano scale
  • Lifetime Prediction
  • Fatigue, Creep, Corrosion

 

Follow these links to find further information and open positions for PhD, Master and Diploma Thesis.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Motz 

 

Adhesion and Interphases in Polymers

  • Structure, Chemistry and Properties in Polymer-Solid-Interphases
  • Organic and Polymeric Thin Films
  • Adhesion Mechanisms
  • Modification and Characterization of Surfaces
  • Nanocomposites: Polymers with Nanoparticles 

Follow these links to find further information and open positions for PhD, Master and Diploma Thesis.

Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Wullf Possart 

 

Metallic Materials

  • Metallic Bulk Materials
  • Biomaterials

Follow these links to find further information and open positions for PhD, Master and Diploma Thesis.

Prof. Dr. rer. nat.
Ralf Busch 

 

Functional Materials

  • Electroerosion and Plasma-Material-Interaction
  • Intermetallic Functional Materials
  • Micro-/Nano structuring and surface functionalization
  • 3D-Analysis of Micro- and Nano structures

Follow these links to find further information and open positions for PhD, Master and Diploma Thesis.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Mücklich  
Powder Technology for Glass and Ceramics

  • Ceramic thin-film systems from the colloidal phase
  • Structure formation in heterogeneous polarized surfaces and interfaces
  • Modeling microfluidic interface processes of colloidal systems
  • Synthesis of ceramic multicomponent systems
  • in two-jet micromixer
  • generation and characterization of ceramic composites with cellular matrix

Follow these links to find further information and open positions for PhD, Master and Diploma Thesis.

Priv. Doz. Dr.-Ing. habil. Guido Falk
Applied Mechanics

  • Continuum mechanics and experimental mechanics
  • Numerical Methods (FEM)
  • Micro-Macro-Transition

Follow these links to find further information and open positions for PhD, Master and Diploma Thesis.

Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Stefan Diebls

 

Functional Microstructures

  • Research and development of "Gecko" Technology
  • Bioinspired adhesion Systems
  • Characterization of microstructured surfaces
  • Patterned surfaces for biomedical applications
  • Adhesion systems for industrial application

 

Follow these links to find further information and open positions for PhD, Master and Diploma Thesis.

Prof. Dr. Eduard Arzt, INM

 

Energy Materials

  • Advanced functional nanomaterials
  • Sustainable and energy efficient applications
  • Development of novel carbon and hybrid materials

Follow these links to find further information and open positions for PhD, Master and Diploma Thesis.

Prof. Dr. Volker Presser, INM

INM research activities

  • Chemical Nanotechnologies
  • Interface materials
  • materials in biology
  • cross linking activities

 Follow this link for further Information.

 

 

Contact

EUSMAT - European School of Materials

Campus, D3.3, Room 3.19

D-66123 Saarbrücken

Tel.: +49 (0)681 302 70507/-08

Fax.: +49 (0)681 302 70502

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