Doctoral Studies

Doctoral studies at Hochschule Offenburg are carried out in cooperation with research universities, as is common practice for German Universities of Applied Sciences. INES doctoral students complete their work within collaborative programs or individual cooperations with research universities. The actual research activities are conducted at INES, with INES Professors providing support and serving as main supervisors (“Doktorvater/Doktormutter”).


Ongoing Doctoral/Postgraduate Programs:

SiMET - Simulation mechanisch-elektrisch-thermischer Vorgänge in Lithium-Ionen-Batterien (2017 – 2021)

Partner institutions:: Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Helmholtz Institut Ulm

Funding institution: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Profile: SiMET aims at improving the theoretical understanding of mechanical, electrical and thermal properties of lithium-ion batteries. Work in SiMET deals with processes in battery cells on different scales, from the particles inside the microporous electrodes to the complete cell, with sizes ranging from a few nanometers to several centimeters. In addition to model-based simulation, SiMET offers direct access to state-of-the-art experimental facilities such as computed tomography and complex electrochemical and thermal measurement techniques. The doctoral program also provides well structured further training and supervision on the individual, cross-institutional, and international scientific-academic level.

Doctoral Candidates at Offenburg: Jonas Braun, Serena Carelli, Michael Quarti, David Schmider

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MERAGEM - Modellierung, Entwurf, Realisierung und Automatisierung von gedruckter Elektronik und ihren Materialien (2016 – 2018)

Partner institution: Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Funding institution: Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg

Profile: The MERAGEM research program cuts across a number of disciplines, including materials science, physics, electrical engineering, information technology and computer science. With its excellent technological infrastructure, KIT provides access to printing technologies, materials and device structures, and computer facilities. Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, in turn, has long-standing expertise and research experience especially in circuit and systems design, embedded systems, and computer science. Research and work at MERAGEM spans the broad field of printable electronics, from materials to systems, as well as the design and software structures required.

Doctoral Candidates at Offenburg: Parvathy Anitha

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Past Programs:

DENE - Dezentrale Nachhaltige Energiesysteme (2014 - 2017) and KleE - Kleinskalige erneuerbare Energiesysteme (2011 - 2014)

Partner institutions: Universität Freiburg, Zentrum für Erneuerbare Energien Freiburg, Fraunhofer Institut für Solare Energiesysteme, Fraunhofer Institut für Physikalische Messtechnik

Funding institution: Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg

Profile: The technological and social challenges posed by the energy turnaround can be meaningfully addressed, leading to possible solutions and their exemplary implementation. The scientific questions on small-scale renewable energy systems in the doctoral program KleE raised new as well as expanding questions, which were then investigated in a second funding phase in the subsequent doctoral program, DENE. DENE aims at creating the scientific basis for a sustainable, decentralized energy supply from different renewable energy sources.

Doctoral Candidates at Offenburg: Deepranjan Dongol, Thomas Künzel, Christian Kupper, Parantapa Sawant, Martin Schmelas

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