ICAMS / Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation

Career Profile Examples

Since 2008, the MSS program opens pathways to scientific research as well as teaching students comprehensive and practical knowledge for their careers in academia and industry.
Please find a selection below of representative graduates, who studied Materials Science and Simulation at Ruhr-University Bochum.


 
Name: Khausik Narasimhan
Country: India
Graduated: 2018

Now working at:
Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany

What I liked about MSS:
The MSS program had a lot of diverse specialization options. I had the opportunity to learn many different things, at the same time keeping my focus on a few specialized subjects. I never had any pressure during the course nor pressure of finding a phD position after the graduation. In my batch, we were just 12 students and it helped to have a perfect learning atmosphere. All my friends from MSS now have found a PhD position and some have got into industries too. I would strongly recommend this course especially for those who would like to do research in Materials science. I wish the prospective students good luck and I hope they would enjoy the MSS program the way I did.

 

 
Name: Bonny Dongre
Country: India
Graduated: 2015

Now working at:
Technical University of Vienna.

What I liked about MSS:
Exposure to the methods of simulating materials right from macroscale, through mesoscale, and all the way to the atomistic/electronic scale. I think this course is one of its kind, globally. Secondly, ample opportunities to apply and work as a student assistant which helps the students not only to get an insight into actual research but also to manage their finances.

 

 
Name: Ankit Gupta
Country: India
Graduated: 2015

Now working at:
Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Düsseldorf.

What I liked about MSS:
The interdisciplinary nature of the courses appealed best to me. Simultaneously offering courses targeting multi scales under the same hood provides students a nice overview of how one can study materials’ properties at different time and length scales. I also adore the idea of having specialized optional courses which allows students’ to explore various research areas of their interest. For me, the MSS course laid a perfect foundation for pursuing a Ph.D in computational materials science.

 

 
Name: Anna-Lena Kauws
Country: Germany
Graduated: 2015

Now working at:
TRIMET Aluminium SE, Essen

What I liked about MSS:
The MSS programm offered a unique combination of subjects, which made this program so interesting in comparison with other programs. It made you think ‚outside the box‘. Moreover, it offered great possibilities to study (theoretical) and work (practical) at ICAMS. The special environment and the benefits of a worldwide knotted network with students and professors make the MSS program complete. The possibility to spend a semester abroad in your own country was a plus as well.

 

 
Name: Chanbum Park.
Country: S. Korea
Graduated: 2015

Now working at:
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin/Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

What I liked about MSS:
As ICAMS is devoted to research on multi-scale materials modeling, students in ICAMS have many chances to learn various subjects which are related multi-scale modeling. Those experiences have extended my viewpoints on the modeling challenges for my PhD project which is “Modeling of Li/S batteries”. Hence, after the MSS program, one can access different approaches, from quantum mechanical calculations to continuum theories”, to solve the modeling challenges.

 

 
Name: Tarun Katiyar
Country: India
Graduated: 2014

Now working at:
Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

What I liked about MSS:
In my opinion, the most striking feature of the MSS program is the exposure to the multi-scale physics governing the material behaviour. This gives opportunity to the students to not only study materials at a particular length and time scale, as they specialize, but also understand and appreciate the links to the higher or lower scale material phenomena. I specialized in Phase-field modeling and Discrete Dislocation Plasticity and am grateful to have been part of one of the earliest student batches with wide international appeal.