What is the project karema about?
The central aim is to boost research careers of highly qualified international young researchers by working on a postdoctoral research project in the internationally renowned research centers of Kaiserslautern (especially Technische Universität Kaiserslautern and High Performance Center Simulation- and Software- based Innovation).
Therefore, the project karema initiates a Principal Investigator-Postdoc matching by bringing together top-class researchers from Kaiserslautern and highly qualified international young researchers (Postdocs).
The key step towards creating your postdoctoral research project within karema consists of a short on-site stay in Kaiserslautern (the “karema Days”). During the karema Days, you will meet with a first-rate researchers in a match-making workshop, have an individual research counseling with him/her in order to develop research projects in collaboration with the renowned scientists. The aim is for the visiting researchers to subsequently apply for post-doctoral positions in Kaiserslautern.
International Postdocs may apply for the karema Days that will take place
Within karema, you can apply for one of the following three research fields, in which renowned scientists of Kaiserslautern are doing research (click on the research field to go directly to this subsection):
For more detailed information please have a closer look at the portraits of the scientists engaged in karema (“Individual Research Counselors”, IRCs). Please note: Due to the targeted research matching of karema, you should specifically tailor your research idea to the expertise of karema’s scientists.
>> Click on the name of the scientist for a more detailed portrait (PDF).
Within this field of research, top-class scientists engage in the crosslinking between modeling, simulation and engineering. The research topic consists of three overlapping foci:
Mathematics and computer science represent a technology that is essential to engineers and natural scientists. Progress in relevant fields is therefore often dependent from computational mathematical modeling. Due to its focus on mathematical applications in engineering, Kaiserslautern attains a unique position.
This focus researches via modeling and simulation solutions for problems in the following fields: transport processes, fluid dynamic and structure elastic processes, planning and decisions problems (e.g. logistics, engineering sciences, life sciences).
This research focus examines trendsetting materials classes and technologies, in which highly dynamical scientific and technical developments take currently place. An important feature of the research is the intensive crosslinking between experiment, modelling and simulation to ensure a reliable and efficient operation of facilities and systems.
Within this research topic, top-class scientists engage in the understanding of dynamic processes that happen within, at, or via biological membranes. Therefore, they use systems biology approaches to analyze the adaptation of protein- or lipid-compositions of membranes to changes in environmental conditions, fungal secretomes, or the exchange between intra- and extracelluar compartments.
Experimental methods are high-throughput technologies such as Mass Spectrometry, Next Generation Sequencing, Spectroscopy and imaging techniques. With regard to mathematics/informatics, algorithms are developed in order to handle and analyze the generated large data sets and mathematical models, involving several types of ordinary and partial differential equations, are set up in order to reveal the underlying biological mechanisms.
Within this research field, top-class scientists engage in research about the interactions of light, spin (magnetism), and diverse forms of matter. The cutting edge research topics are studied across the borders of the traditional disciplines of sciences and engineering introducing new connections between the fields.For advancing the research topics, the scientists contribute their expertise in quantum optics, applied optics, magnetism, surface physics, molecular and material sciences and benefit from the exchange of ideas. The scientists engaged in karema in this field are from experimental and theoretical physics, as well as physical chemistry. Their manifold projects range from basic research, e.g. Bose Einstein condensates all the way to technology-oriented research, like the development of novel data carriers.
For more information, please contact the project coordinator:
Dr. Matthias Lahr-Kurten
Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Phone: +49 (0) 631 205 4353
A cooperation of the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern with the “High Performance Center Simulation- and Software- based Innovation” in Kaiserslautern