GRK2495 is one of the first international doctoral programs at FAU, which is a joint research and training project together with the Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan in the area of electro-optical and electro-mechanical materials and devices for multifunctional energy harvesting systems.
In order to facilitate and increase cross-disciplinary collaboration, GRK2495 includes an engineering and materials development competition, where four groups of doctoral researchers, each consisting of 3 FAU- and 1 NITech doctoral researcher, are working collaboratively over the course of a year to develop a concept addressing a scientific question. The topic for the first year was presented at the Kick-off Meeting in February 2020: Developing a strategy to couple electro-optical and electro-mechanical functionalities. Importantly, this topic is open enough that it can entail materials development, device integration development, simulations, and structure development. The teams then submitted a proposal explaining their research idea, proposed methods, and important milestones as well as a financial justification for requested funds. The teams have now been working for 6 months on their research concepts and will present their initial findings and results at the upcoming colloquium on October 7th. Although these milestone presentations will not be judged, they will be an interesting insight into the research field of GRK2495 and potentially future research directions. The final presentations will be held at the FAU-NITech School on Energy Systems in March 2021, where the winning team will be announced.
All students, doctoral researchers and other staff members are welcome to join via Zoom:
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