The Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (MPIE) together with partner institutions have successfully applied for a new doctoral programme supported by the Max Planck Society. The “International Max Planck Research School on Sustainable Metallurgy” (IMPRS SusMet) started in January 2022 and offers 38 PhD student positions and is coordinated by the MPIE. The future junior scientists will work either at the MPIE itself or at one of the partner institutions: the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim, the Ruhr Universität Bochum or the Universität Duisburg-Essen. The future SusMet doctoral students will focus on topics such as the direct reduction of iron, plasma synthesis and electrolysis paving the way for a climate-neutral metallurgy.
The IMPRS SusMet offers a unique combination of excellent research conditions and an intensive, interdisciplinary teaching programme that offers not only specialized seminars but also a variety of soft skill training.