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hsn sensors Semester Overview

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Courses and Content

The language of the doctoral program is English

Supervision Agreement

At the very beginning of the PhD, the doctoral students must enroll as a PhD student in the Leibniz Universität Hannover. They must sign their doctoral project at the Faculty of the main supervisor. To this end, they have to make a supervision agreement with the entire supervision team; the supervision agreement includes a work plan and timetable on the doctoral project.

Lecture "Nanotechnology" (2 hours 14-day in the 2. semester)

This lecture specially created for hsn by a professor collective of chemistry, physics and engineering brings each from the perspective of the subject nanotechnology doctorates closer. Since the doctoral students have usually specialized in only one subject during their studies, they lack the nanotechnological basic knowledge of the other subjects, what they can do in this lecture.

Special lecture „Nanosensors“ (2 hours 14-day in the 3.-4. semester)

In this hsn special lecture, sensor and later nanosensors is taught specifically. These lectures will be developed specifically for hsn-sensors held by professors from chemistry, physics and engineering. This is intended to give supplements of guest lecturers on specific topics and blocks from the industry.

Professionell Skills

These two-day block courses convey the nowadays increasingly important "soft skills". The topics are determined in consultation with the doctoral students. The Graduate Academy then finds suitable lecturers and cares about the contractual details. This ensures that the lectures of hsn workshops consistently have a very high quality. The workshops will be evaluated by the doctoral students right at the end of the workshops.

PhD student’s seminar (1 hours 14-day during the semester)

Seminar by hsn-sensors, here the doctoral students present each other's projects and scientific methods, and discuss possible links and solutions. The seminar serves also to practice the presentation skills gained in the workshops in front of a small audience. The organization of the seminar is entirely on the side of the doctoral candidates. They can also invite guests such professors who share their scientific career, or entrepreneurs and industry representatives for an insight into the economy.


In the LNQE colloquium scientific presentations by top guest lecturer are offered regularly. Following the colloquium a get-together takes place, which provides the opportunity for an exchange with the guest lecturers. The lecturers are professors and group leader from the LNQE or external guests from inland and abroad.


A one-day workshop of LNQE with presentations and poster sessions. All contributions come from the working groups of LNQE and show the wide range of research in the field of nanotechnology in Hannover. The NanoDay serves for exchange of information and better knowledge of all working groups among themselves.

Status Meetings

Once per semester, all doctoral students and all supervisors meet in one-day status meetings, where reports on the state of individual theses are given. This creates a strong exchange between projects and at the same place a quality assurance of the entire program. The program consists of short presentations and a poster session. All doctoral candidates must contribute with a talk or poster. On the status of meeting the annual general meeting will be held with all stakeholders of hsn-sensors.

Dissertation, Thesis and Defense

The actual scientific dissertation on a topic of nanosensors (laboratory activities, research, measurements and evaluations, write publications, participation in workshops and conferences, etc.) is the central point of the program. At the end of the PhD project are the thesis and the defense of the work.


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