Participating Institutions

The University of Stuttgart is one of the leading German research universities. Since a long time it puts a major research focus on solid-state physics and chemistry.
This strategic direction is strongly supported by a close and long-standing partnership with the MPI-FKF, and with other institutions on the Cooperative Research Campus Stuttgart.
This campus also comprises the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS), several Fraunhofer Institutes, and the German Aerospace Center, and reaches out to major research and development centers of renowned international companies (including Bosch, Alcatel-Lucent, Agilent, Sony, Trumpf, Daimler, IBM, EnBW, and Porsche) in the Stuttgart area.
The MPI-FKF is one of the largest institutes in the Max Planck Society. It comprises eight research departments and a number of independent research groups with a total of about 500 employees (60% of whom are scientists).
Research at the MPI-FKF focuses on the physics and chemistry of condensed matter with two broad thrust areas: complex materials and nanoscale science.
In both areas, electronic and ionic transport phenomena are of particular interest. Close interaction and cooperation between physicists and chemists, experimentalists and theorists at all levels is an essential element of the Institute culture.
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