PD Dr. Peter Zahn

Phone: +49 351 260 3121

Prof. Dr. Artur Erbe

Phone: +49 351 260 2366

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Prof. Dr. Gianaurelio Cuniberti

Phone: +49 351 463 31414

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Ahmad Echresh defended his PhD thesis at TU Dresden, Faculty of Physics - Congratulations!

Nanocar Race II - ARRIVAL: 5th position for Dresden GAZE Team- Congratulations. More info.
NanoNet was sponsor of GAZE, more info.

Bilal Khan defended his PhD thesis at TU Dresden, Faculty of Electr. Engin.: Congratulations!

New Research Training Group "Supracolloidal Structures: From Materials to Optical and Electronic Components" (GRK 2767) established. more at TUD, more at IPF, Homepage

Helmholtz funding of NanoNet expired, but the network will continously promote collaboration and exchange of ideas.
Thanks to all members and partners.
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E-MRS Spring Meeting 2023, Strasbourg, FR

DRC 2023, Santa Barbara, CA, US

Graphene 2023 Conference, Manchester, UK

EP2DS-25/MSS-21 2023, Grenoble

FEMS EUROMAT 2023, Frankfurt/Main, DE (hybrid)
Symposium A01 - 2D Materials org. by Artur Erbe (HZDR) & Otakar Frank (CAS, Prague)

NanoNet+10 Workshop 2023, Sayda

E-MRS Fall Meeting 2023, Warsaw, PL

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IHRS NanoNet was funded by Initiative and Networking Fund of Helmholtz Association (VH-KO-606) until Dec 2020.


The successful doctoral candidates will be selected based on their academic qualifications, aptitude, scientific interests, motivation, and recommendation letters. 

How are the doctoral candidates selected?

  1. Complete applications will be reviewed and pre-ranked by the research school coordinator. Selected students may be invited for a phone or video interview to clarify certain aspects of their application.
  2. The NanoNet steering committee will then short-list the best candidates (max. 20) to be invited to a selection workshop in Dresden. Complete applications of the successful candidates will be forwarded to all participating NanoNet principal investigators.
  3. The selection workshop is typically a 2-days event in Dresden. The IHRS NanoNet will cover the travel and accommodation expenses of the invited candidates. The selection workshop includes:
    1. short oral presentations where the candidates present a research project proposal to the NanoNet principal investigators,
    2. personal interviews with the preferred principal investigators,
    3. lab tours to the preferred institutions,
    4. informal get-together to learn more about current research projects and the PhD program of the IHRS NanoNet.
  4. At the end of the selection workshop, all principal investigators will meet to decide which candidates will be invited to join the IHRS NanoNet. Invitations will be sent to the successful candidates within 2 weeks after the general meeting.
  5. The successful candidates will be offered a position according to their preferences and should accept or decline the offer within 2 weeks. 

BTW. In 2022, there won't be any scholarship available.

If you have any additional enquiry, please contact the IHRS NanoNet coordinator (