Doctoral Student Council (DoStuC)

DoStuC is the official representative group of PhD students at IFM. We aim to improve the PhD student experience at the department. 

Doctoral Student Council of the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM) is a forum for all issues regarding PhD students at IFM.

We meet once a month and you are welcome to attend our meetings. Just contact us if you want to do so, and we'll let you know the time and place of our next meeting.

There are two seats for PhD student representatives at the Board of IFM and two at the Board of Graduate Education and we keep close contact with the representatives ‒ who usually (but not necessarily) are members of DoStuC as well. These involvements give us great means to make a difference!

Are you displeased with anything, or would like to highlight something that works very well? Do you have any questions or a suggestion of an issue for us to pursue? Would you like to know more about us, or would you like to join us and contribute to a good PhD student time at IFM?

You are most welcome to visit us at our meetings and/or contact us at or personally (see e-mail addresses below).

Next meeting:

29 September, 15-17, online - please contact us to receive the link if you want to join

Name & email



Thirza Poot

Molecular Surface Physics and Nanoscience

Chair, Member of Graduate Education Council

Pernilla Helmer

Materials Design Member of IFM Board, Deputy of Graduate Education Council

Claudia Schnitter

Thin Film Physics Member of IFM Board

Sachin Sharma

Thin Film Physics IFM representative at LiUPhD board

Jui-Che Chang

Thin Film Physics

Marian Brännvall Theoretical Physics Member

Nikolaos Giochalas

Nanostructured Materials

Qurat Ul-Ain Nanostructured Materials Member


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