International Max Planck Research School for Interface Controlled Materials for Energy Conversion
The International Max Planck Research School for Interface Controlled Materials for Energy Conversion (IMPRS-SurMat) is a structured three-year doctoral programme conducted entirely in English. It provides a unique combination of excellent research conditions plus an intensive and interdisciplinary teaching program.
The research focuses on questions centered on interfaces of advanced materials. In this context all projects within the IMPRS-SurMat are interdisciplinary - chemists, physicists, material scientists and engineers work together and the research approach can be experimental as well as theoretical.
The school is a cooperative effort from three Max Planck Institutes and three universities all located in North Rhine-Westphalia in the west of Germany.
After the successful completion the doctoral degree is conferred by one of the partner universities. In addition the graduates receive a certificate by the IMPRS-SurMat.