PD Dr. Peter Zahn

Phone: +49 351 260 3121

PD Dr. Artur Erbe

Phone: +49 351 260 2366

Deputy spokesperson
Prof. Dr. Gianaurelio Cuniberti

Phone: +49 351 463 31414

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NanoNet Annual Workshop, near Dresden

Türkan Bayrak et al., DNA-Mold Templated Assembly of Conductive Gold Nanowires appeared in Nano Letters

The Hamburger Wissenschaftspreis 2017 will go to Xinliang Feng (cfAED) and Klaus Müllen (MPI Mainz).
Press release in German

A Recognition Award to the Lehrpreis 2017 of TU Dresden went to Prof. Jordan and an interdisciplinary team from Chemistry, Electrical Engineering and Career Service Center of TU Dresden.
More info (in German)


DPG Spring Meeting and EPS-CMD27, Berlin

cfaed Symposium 2018, ICC, Dresden

NanoNet PhD-Seminar 2018-1

Flatlands 2018, Leipzig

NanoNet Annual Workshop, near Dresden

NanoNet PhD-Seminar 2018-2

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Dresden Nano Seminar (TUD)

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Poster IHRS NanoNet

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The IHRS NanoNet is funded by the Initiative and Networking Fund of the Helmholtz Association (VH-KO-606).

IHRS NanoNet doctoral programme

The graduate training of the IHRS NanoNet aims at preparing the next generation of excellent scientists in molecular electronics for successful careers science and industry.

Since the topic of the research school is highly interdisciplinary and comprises very challenging and strongly interlinked research tasks, the scientific curriculum is designed both to provide for a broad basic knowledge to all PhD candidates, facilitating scientific exchange among students and between students and mentors, and also to convey very specialized information to specific subgroups of doctoral candidates. In addition to interdisciplinary scientific competencies, the IHRS NanoNet strongly emphasizes transferable skills and internationality by training the PhD candidates in communication and cooperation with international colleagues. To account for the highly collaborative and interdisciplinary settings of the IHRS NanoNet, each doctoral candidate will be guided and supported by an individual Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC) (involving 3-4 senior researchers) throughout his / her thesis project.

The graduate programme of the IHRS NanoNet offers young scientists a well-structured curriculum in the field of Molecular Electronics. The set of elements of the NanoNet doctoral programme are:

The options composing each individual scientific curriculum should be discussed and agreed by each TAC taking into account the specific knowledge and needs of each PhD candidate.

The regular duration of graduation is three years if the student joins the school holding a MSc degree.

Progress towards a doctoral degree

In general, the procedure towards a doctoral degree will follow the rules of the TU Dresden, and includes the Dissertation (written thesis), Rigorosum (oral examination), and Disputation (public defense). Upon agreement with the respective faculty, the Rigorosum may consist of the candidates’ approval in the NanoNet doctoral courses.

In addition to the doctoral degree awarded by the TU Dresden (Dr. rer.-nat. or PhD by the Faculty of Science; Dr.-Ing. by the Faculties of Engineering) the students will receive a certificate acknowledging the successful participation in the International  Helmholtz Research School NanoNet.

The doctorate regulations of the involved Faculties of the TU Dresden, can be found at:

The PhD students of the TU Dresden can obtain further information and support around the doctoral process at the Graduate Academy of the TU Dresden.