Specifics of the Program

A Computational Materials Scientist has a solid theoretical understanding of all relevant physical concepts; a Computational Materials Scientist is furthermore equipped with detailed conceptional and numerical knowledge of how the corresponding simulation methods work and is able to use them with ease in order to solve new problems. And if there’s no “of-the-shelve” method, a Computational Materials Scientist is able to use her or his programming skills to adjust existing simulation models or even to write physically-based simulation methods from scratch.

Theoretical concepts introduced during CMS lectures will be illustrated by cutting-edge research applications. During research seminars the students will have the possibility to interact with leading scientists and experienced engineers from industrial partners outside the university. During accompanying hands-on exercises the application of all relevant state-of-the art simulation methods will be learned – which is only one of the truly outstanding aspects of this course. CMS students are chosen among the top 3% of their undergraduate classes, ensuring an excellent and intense study environment. Small classes of about 20 students foster interaction and discussions and allow students to develop their own ideas.