Encourage and challenge for excellent performance and innovation
The Graduate School Engineering of Advanced Materials is, like the Competence Unit EAM, based on an interdisciplinary concept. Therefore, the doctoral researchers are encouraged to focus their research on a broad base with specific focus area. With its new role as one of FAU’s graduate schools, GS EAM includes researchers from different RTGs connected to the research topic Engineering of Advanced Materials.
GS EAM ensures also that the doctoral project is effectively organized and that the students are intensively supported by a mentoring team. The mentoring team consists of the thesis supervisor, a co-mentor, who also serves as a potential second referee of the doctoral thesis, and in some cases, an industry advisor and/or an experienced fellow doctoral researcher (‘buddy’). A mentoring agreement between doctoral student and mentoring team establishes goals and milestones for the doctoral project, which are reviewed in regular meetings with the mentoring team.
Besides striving for scientific excellence, GS EAM offers a range of activities such as symposia for intensive scientific exchange, regular meetings with fellow doctoral researchers, key qualification courses, and more. All expected requirements, which are necesary for receiving the GS EAM certificate are listed in the requirements document.
Financial support will be given for international conference visits and research stays abroad and for publishing a printed dissertation.
After finishing the dissertation, the graduates get a certificate. All activities and qualifications will be officially recognized in a supplement to the certificate upon completion of the dissertation.