A doctoral project trains you to perform independent research. It is project-oriented training where you are given primary responsibility for completing a project. These projects are typically funded by the Austrian government or the European Union and are selected for funding by international referees. You will be expected to
This is a demanding job, which requires intelligence, determination, a solid training in the fundamentals of physics and good communication skills. The compensation varies with the funding source but is usually about 2000 Euro/month.
I recommend the Doctoral School of Physics to anyone who wants to go beyond the work they did for their master’s degree and experience the cutting edge of research in physics – who wants to expand their horizon by doing a substantial research project. At the same time, you build competences that qualify you for higher-level and leadership tasks for your future employers.
The following institutes are associated with the Doctoral School of Physics:
Research areas at the Institute of Experimental Physics include studies of free atoms, molecules, and clusters using high-resolution laser spectroscopy and ionization methods, and surface scattering as well as nonlinear optics, plasma diagnostics and high temperature materials characterization.
The Institute of Solid State Physics examines the properties of solids, surfaces, and interfaces using techniques such as X-ray diffraction, infrared spectrometry, and electron microscopy. These results are being applied to problems like making better light-emitting diodes, solar cells, sensors, and transistors; making drug delivery more effective; and producing stronger paper.
The research activities of the ITPCP focus on many-body systems in solid state and plasma physics. Research topics range from weak to strong correlation effects, such as band structures, magnetism, spintronics, high temperature superconductivity, colossal magneto-resistance, plasma confinement, heating in thermonuclear fusion devices, and transport in nanomaterials.
The Institute of Materials Physics at TU Graz is working on basic and applied materials research with a major focus on nanostructured functional materials, defects in solids, and health issues of radiation physics.
The Institute for Electron Microscopy and Nanoanalysis has several of Europe‘s most advanced electron microscopes. It plays a primary role to support interdisciplinary and interfaculty research, training and education through essential resources for electron- and ion beam micro and nanocharacterization of all kinds of advanced materials.
People with license to teach (venia docendi) at the doctoral school can supervise your dissertation.