International Ph.D. Program
in Quantum Materials
Max Planck-UBC-University of Stuttgart

A new joint-PhD program between the University of Stuttgart and the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (SBQMI) at the University of British Columbia, with participation from the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany, offers unparalleled opportunities to study in the fields of quantum materials and quantum materials-based devices. The highly collaborative nature of the joint-PhD program means that graduate student scientists are exposed to a wide variety of experimental and theoretical techniques, and materials systems beyond their immediate research projects, and will contribute to a rapidly evolving research frontier. 

Successful applicants will be outstanding and highly motivated scientists with a strong background in physics or chemistry. Strong publications on quantum materials and enthusiasm for collaborative research are expected. Enrolled students will divide their time between the three participating institutions, and will be supported by faculty at each site.

Degrees and certifications will be conferred by each institution.

“The joint PhD program gives me the chance to get to know a second academic environment, meet interesting people, and participate in the collaboration between our two institutes.”

“The joint PhD program gives me the chance to get to know a second academic environment, meet interesting people, and participate in the collaboration between our two institutes.”

Rafael Haenel, a joint PhD student supervised by Marcel Franz at UBC, and Dirk Manske at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) in Stuttgart.

How to apply

Applications for this program are now open.

To participate in the joint-PhD program, students must first be admitted to a PhD program in physics, chemistry, engineering, computer science, or a related discipline at either the University of Stuttgart or UBC.

Contact

For more information on applying to the joint-PhD program or if you have questions about the program or it's partners, please contact Prof. Dirk Manske

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