Max-von-Laue Institute of Advanced Ceramic Material Properties Studies


The Cooperative Research and Training Group  "Max-von-Laue Institute of Advanced Ceramic Material Properties Studies" of the University of Koblenz-Landau and the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences stands for an international and interdisciplinary approach to reach a holistic exploration to the structure-property correlation of material structures and material solutions for various components.



Organigram English


Research Programme CerMaProS

Within the framework of the Research Training Group "Max-von-Laue Institute of Advanced Ceramic Material Properties Studies", an international and interdisciplinary approach is applied to work on a holistic approach to the structure-property correlations of material structures and material solutions for various ceramic components, using four exemplary programme parts:

1) bioconjugated ceramic particle and component surfaces

2) newly produced large-size refractory components for the application

3) physico-chemical properties of functional ceramic components

4) high-resolution scanning electron microscopy with integrated light element analysis for spatially resolved research of bonding states of ceramic materials




The Competence Development Programme accompanies the doctrines of the Cooperative Research Training Group over the entire 3 years and enables a continuous and comprehensive further education of the young scientists. The offers are adapted to the respective phases of the doctoral studies and cover the following core areas:


Qualification Concept English


The specialist offer includes various formats for scientific exchange as well as lectures and master classes.
Through this offer, doctoral candidates gain a multifaceted insight both into different working methods and forms and they experience an in-depth interdisciplinary education.

The development of generic competences of the doctoral candidates is supported by various events of the Research Training Group and by formats of the two institutions for young academics of the universities. In particular, the acquisition and development of interdisciplinary competences as well as the profile building and science transfer of the event programme are anchored in this core area.

Profile building and transfer also sharpen and strengthen the academic profile of the doctoral candidates.
The aim of this section is to enable the doctoral candidates to establish a culture of scientific sustainability that facilitates cooperation and follow-up projects. Therefore, they define possible scientific and non-scientific points of contact for their work in the framework of suitable events. In this way, the formation of social and regional networks are stimulated.

Supporting measures are an important pillar of the qualification concept and create scope for the doctoral candidates through e.g. travel funds, which they can use independently for their research.

The offer is supplemented by a summer school lasting several days. The aim is to bring together established scientists, young scientists and representatives from the industry for a professional exchange. The cooperation between business and science (in the region) will be strengthened through lectures, discussions and informal talks.