Since January 2012, the Agora Materiae Graduate School for PhD students has been working to help degree and licentiate students in the research field of novel functional materials, including both hard and soft materials, excel in their fields.
With around 50 members from three departments (IFM, ITN and IEI) and financial support from AFM, the Graduate School is dedicated to offering graduate studies in a true multi disciplinary environment.
Why become member?
As a member of Agora Materiae, the student will have the opportunity to meet other graduate students working on material related research and create new and important contacts, take part in study visits, both within Sweden and abroad, attend a summer conference organized by the student council or some other members, for the members, take part in monthly seminars where students will present their work, attend courses offered by the graduate school, and hopefully learn a lot while having a great deal of fun.
As a member, you will get the opportunity to sit in the student council for a year and/or organize study visits and/or summer conferences. You will also get a "backpack" of SEK 10 000, which you may spend on attending a conference you want to go to, or a book that you would like to read, for example. The monthly seminars and the summer conference are compulsory events, where as the study visits are optional.
Want to apply?
A membership for a PhD student costs SEK 10 000 per year. Applying for a membership for the PhD student in Agora Materiae has to be a joint decision of the PhD student and his/her supervisor. To become a member of Agora Materiae, an e-mail should be sent to both Caroline Brommesson and Karina Malmström by both the PhD student and his/her supervisor. The e-mail should include the name of the PhD student and his/her supervisor, the institution and group to which they belong to, as well as their e-mail addresses.
Members of Agora Materiae can find documents and information in the Lisam area here.