Materials Research Department



The Materials Research Department (MRD) coordinates and oversees research in materials science at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) and collaborating institutions. Members have affiliations with the departments of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Geo-Sciences as well as other research institutions on the RUB campus like the Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation (ICAMS) and the Central Institute for Ion Beams and Radionuclides (RUBION).

Associate members at collaborating research institutions are from the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (MPIE), the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (MPIKOFO), Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), and Forschungszentrum Jülich.


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  • The new International Max Planck Research School for Sustainable Metallurgy (IMPRS SusMet) is a structured three-year doctoral program. Currently it offers phd positions in full time for three years. More information can be found here
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