## Aims of the Graduate School

Partial differential equations are a fundamental tool in science and
engineering in order to *model*, *simulate* and *control*
complex technical processes in a precise and efficient way. The aim of the
modeling process is to replace costly experiments and to accelerate the
development of technical systems. This task requires a broad expertise and an
interdisciplinary approach.

Therefore, the main goal of this Doctorate Program is the procurement of
scientific basics of applied mathematics and applications. A particular
feature is the **"2 x 2" team work**, consisting of a group of two advisors
(one from mathematics, one from physics or engineering) and two
doctoral students (one from mathematics, one from physics or engineering).
Ph.D. projects are concerned with the following research areas:

- applied and computational mathematics,
- automation and control systems in engineering,
- microelectronics and semiconductor structures,
- solid-state physics and micromagnetism.

## Doctoral Studies within the Graduate School

The Doctoral Program takes three years. After successfully finishing the program, the students will receive a Ph.D. in Technical Sciences (Dr. techn.).

The Graduate School consists of four scientific topics from which the Ph.D. projects can be chosen:

- partial differential equations for nonlinear control systems,
- partial differential equations for classical charge carrier transport in semiconductors,
- partial differential equations for quantum semiconductor structures,
- partial differential equations for micromagnetic materials.

The Call for Applications to the Doctoral Program is closed.