PhD program

The main focus of the PhD-program of SAM is the education of graduates in the context of additive manufacturing. The students shall become experts in this discipline, being able to solve the challenges of future engineering tasks. The PhD-students will be guided in terms of their own scientific work with the support of the Graduate Academy of the Leibniz Universität Hannover. The interdisciplinary team work at the participating institutes allows the PhD-students to participate from the experience of other students as well as senior researchers. Additionally, this team work supports the personality development and prepares for future management tasks. At the end of the program, after finishing their PhD-thesis and the oral exam, the participants receive a doctor's degree. Depending on the particular faculty the specific project is associated with, the students will receive the title Dr.-Ing. or Dr. rer. nat.