ICAMS / Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation

ICAMS Graduate School

ICAMS has established a graduate school for scale-bridging materials modelling at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Target group of the graduate school are doctoral candidates with their research focus on materials modelling, either from ICAMS, the ICAMS Advanced Study Groups or the Materials Research Department. We note that the goal of the programme is the education of our students and we cannot arrange PhD positions.

The development and application of scale bridging simulation techniques in materials science requires interdisciplinary knowledge of diverse modelling methods on different length-scales. The work in a doctoral thesis is mostly highly specialized and typically focuses on methods from one discipline and one length scale. It is our aim to broaden the knowledge of the doctoral candidates with respect to techniques applied on other length-scales in order to facilitate the interdisciplinary scientific exchange with other researchers and the methodological handshake for passing data from one scale to another.
The core of the programme is a lecture series offered by the three ICAMS departments, where the most important simulation methods for the corresponding length-scales are introduced. Another focus is scientific exchange and team building, which is realized in joint PhD seminars and presentations on external conferences and workshops. The programme is complemented by non-subject specific and cross-disciplinary courses offered by the RUB Research School.


February, 18th, 2021 PhD seminar
April, 13th/14th, 2021 Second block course „The phase-field approach“
July, 20th, 2021 PhD seminar
September 1st/2nd, 2021 Third block course „Micromechanical and Macroscopic Modelling“
February, 8th, 2022 PhD seminar

On September 1st and 2nd 2021 the ICAMS Graduate School members participated in a block course on micromechanical and macroscopic modeling.
ICAMS Graduate School Participants in Summer 2021
ICAMS Graduate School Participants in Summer 2021.


Course Director
Prof. Dr. Anna Grünebohm
Email: gradschool@icams.rub.de