Individual PhD projects

current and former projects

Here you can find an overview with all projects of each year.

For further information about the individual PhD projects, please click on the respective year. 

Projects 2018 by DAAD

Projects numberProject titleProject informationDoctoral candidate
Project 01Coatings for tool cathodes used in electrochemical precision machining of materials based on titaniumMain university: Saarland University (Germany) Prof. Dr. Dirk BähreMandana GHASEMIANSAFAEI
Project 02Microstructural design for performance tailoring in high chromium cast irons Main university: Saarland University (Germany) Prof. Frank MücklichUllal Pranav NAYAK

Projects 2017 by DAAD
Projects numberProject titleProject informationDoctoral candidate
Project 01Nano-crystalline and nano-structured metallic composites: synthesis and characterizaMain university: Saarland University (Germany) 
Prof. Dr. Christian Motz / Prof. Frank Mücklich
Killang PRATAMA
Project 02Experimental and numerical investigation of curing processof polymersMain university: Saarland University (Germany) Prof. Dr. Stefan Diebels / Prof. Frank MücklichLuciano FISSORE
Projects 2016 by DAAD
Projects numberProject titleProject informationDoctoral candidate
Project 01Thermomechanical process design for retained-austenite development in low-carbon niobium-microalloyed steel Main university: Saarland University (Germany) Prof. Dr. Christian Motz / Prof. Frank MücklichLeandro NAKAMURA
Project 02EBSD-Supported microstructure classification of Steel Main university: Saarland University (Germany) Prof. Dr. Motz / Prof. Frank MücklichLucia CAMPO
Projects 2015
Project NumberProject TitleProject InformationDoctoral candidate
 2015-01   Characterization and design of oxide layers on copper alloys for antimicrobial purposes  Main University: UdS – Saarland University, Prof. Frank Mücklich Second University:EEIGM –University of Lorraine (France) Ass. Prof. David HorwatAssociated Partners: –   Jiaqi LUO
2015-02 Biobased nanocomposites films and coating materials for packaging materialsMain University: Luleå Technology (Sweden) Prof. Kristiina Oksman
Second University: University of Technology Barcelona (Spain) Prof. Maria Lluïsa Maspoch Associated Partners: Centre Català del Plàstic
Shikha SINGH 
2015-03 Microstructure, chemistry and interaction of n‐ZnO / p‐Cu2O films for solar energy harvesting  Main University:EEIGM –University of Lorraine (France) Ass. Prof. David Horwat
Second University: UdS – Saarland University
Prof. Frank Mücklich Associated Partners: –
 Claudia DE MELO SÁNCHEZ 
2015-04  Mechanics of extreme thin composite layers for aerospace applications
 
Main University:EEIGM – University of Lorraine (France)
Prof. Zoubir Ayadi
Second University: Luleå Technology (Sweden)
Prof. Janis Varna
Associated Partners: Swedish Institute of Composites and University of Sfax, Tunisia
 Luca DI STASIO  
 2015-05 Three‐dimensional microstructures of superhard nitrides Main University: Luleå Technology (Sweden) Prof. Magnus ÓdenSecond University: UdS – Saarland UniversityProf. Frank Mücklich
Associated Partners: –
Thi Diem My DUONG
2015, ULSynthesis, structural and surface mechanical analyses of binary metallic alloy thin filmsProf. Dr. Jean-Françoise Pierson (University of Lorraine) / Prof. Dr. Frank MücklichAlejandro BORROTO
DAAD, 1,2015Metal/Carbon Nanotube Composites: Synthesis and correlation between microstructure and propertiesMain university: Saarland University (Germany)
Prof. Dr. Frank Mücklich
Katherine ARISTIZABAL
DAAD 2, 2015Nanostructured metal oxide / metal nitride / carbon composites for
supercapacitors and capacitive deionization
Main university: Saarland University (Germany)
Prof. Dr. Volker Presser
Pattarachai SRIMUK
Projects 2014
Project NumberProject TitleProject InformationDoctoral candidate
2014-01 Download Project Info Failure of laminated structures due to interlayer delaminations Main University: EEIGM – University of Lorraine (France)
Prof. Zoubir Ayadi  Second University: Lulea University of Technology (Sweden)
Prof. Janis Varna 
Associated Partners: –
   Hiba BEN KAHLA
2014-03 Download Project Info
High temperature mechanical properties of magnetron sputtered thin ceramic films

Main University: Linköping University (Sweden)
Prof. Magnus Odén 
Second University: University of Lorraine (France)
Prof. Jean-François Pierson  Associated Partners: SECO Tools ABDr Mats Jöesaar
Katherine CALAMBA
2014-04 Download Project Info Rare earth-doped Gold/aluminun nitride nanocomposite films for optical applications Main University:University of Lorraine (France)Ass. Prof. David Horwat  Second University: Saarland University (Germany)
Prof. Frank Mücklich Associated Partners: –
   Alaa El Din GIBA 
2014-05 Download Project Info Investigations on wear mechanisms for formation of comb cracks in coated tools Main University: Saarland University (Germany)
Prof. F. Mücklich and Dr. F. Soldera  
Second University: Technical University of Catalonia (Spain)
Prof. Luis Llanes 
Associated Partners:AB Sandvik Coromant R&D, Prof. J. L. Garcia
   Idriss EL AZHARI
2014-06 Download Project Info Microstructure investigation and property development of Advanced High Strength Steels Main University: Luleå University of Technology (Sweden)
Senior Lecturer Esa Vuorinen, PhD  Second University: Saarland University (Germany)
Prof. Frank Mücklich 
Associated Partners: –
   Farnoosh FOROUZAN 

2014-07 Download Project Info

Effect of the processing parameters on the precipitation of Ni-based superalloys

Main University:Technical University of Catalonia (Spain)Prof. Jessica Calvo and Prof. José María Cabrera  Second University: Institut Jean Lamour – Université de Lorraine (France)Prof. Abdelkrim Redjaimia Associated Partners: –
Utkudeniz ÖZTÜRK
Projects 2013
Project numberProject titleProject informationDoctoral candidate
2013-01 Download Project Info ZnO-based thin films for electronics and plasmonics through High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HIPIMS)  Main University: Université de Lorraine / Dr. David Horwat 
 Second University: Linköping University / Prof. Ulf Helmersson Associated Partners: – 
Martin MICKAN
2013-02 Download Project InfoFatigue Mechanismus in Composites for Aerospace an Wind Turbine Applications Main University:Luleå University of Technology / Prof. Janis VarnaSecond University: Université de Lorraine – EEIGM / Prof. Zoubir AyadiAsscociated Partners: Texas A&M University, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering USA / Prof. Ramesh TalrejaLinqi ZHUANG
2013-03 Download Project Info High energy x-ray characterization of wear resistant coatings   Main University: Linköping University (Sweden) / Prof. Magnus Odén and Dr. Lina Rogström Second University: Technical University of Catalonia (Spain) / Prof. Marc J. Anglada Associated Partners: SECO Tools AB / Dr. Mats Johansson Yu-Hsiang CHEN
2013-04 Download Project Info Tuning of drug release from Calcium Phosphate Materials Main University: Technical University of Catalonia (Spain) / Prof. Maria-Pau Ginebra and Cristina Canal Second University: Saarland University (Germany) / Prof. Frank Mücklich and Dr. Flavio Soldera
Associated Partners: Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics (ITWM) (Germany) / Dr. Katja Schladitz
Kanupriya KHURANA

2013-05 Download Project Info

Failure of laminated structures due to interlayer delaminations

Main University: University of Lorraine – EEIGM / Prof. Zoubir Ayadi Second University: Luleå University of Technology / Prof. Janis Varna Associated Partners: –
Linqi ZHUANG
2013-06 Download Project Info Synthesis and characterization of metal composites with superelastic hard nano-carbon fillers Main University: Luleå University of Technology (Sweden) / Prof. Alexander Soldatov Second University: Saarland University(Germany) / Prof. Frank Mücklich Associated Partners: Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Moscow (Russia) / Dr. Olga ChernogorovaVicente BENAVIDES PALACIOS
2013-07 Download Project Info Wear Characteristics in alloyed transition metal nitride coatings
 
Main University: Linköping University (Sweden) / Prof. Magnus Odén and Dr. Mats Johansson Jöesaar Second University: Saarland University (Germany) / Prof. Frank Mücklich Associated Partners: SECO Tools AB(Sweden) / Dr. Mats Johansson Jöesaar Sandvik Coromant AB (Sweden) / Dr. Mats AhlgrenAna Beatriz BROERING CHAAR
2013-08 Download Project Info 3D damage characterization of surface modifications of ceramics
 
Main University:Technical University of Catalonia (Spain) / Dr. Emilio Jiménez Piqué Second University: Saarland University(Germany) / Prof. Frank Mücklich and Prof. Matthias Hannig Associated Partners: –Erica ROITERO

2013-09 Download Project Info

Advanced 3D Classification of Graphite in Cast Iron

Main University: Saarland University (Germany) / Prof. Frank Mücklich Second University:Technical University of Catalonia (Spain) / Dr. Emilio Jiménez Piqué Associated Partners: –
Andrés OLGUIN

Projects 2012
Project NumberProject TitleProject InformationDoctoral candidate
2012-01 Download Project Info CoCr alloy surface modification for cardiovascular applications   Main University: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Dr. Marta PEGUEROLES Second University: Saarland University, Prof. Frank MÜCKLICH Associated Partners:  Romain H. M. SCHIEBER
2012-02 Download Project Info Modeling of microstructure evolution in functional surfaces  Main University: Linköping University, Prof. Magnus ODEN Second University: Saarland University, Prof. Frank MÜCKLICHAssociated Partners: Seco Tools Prof. Bo JahnssonNina SHULUMBA
2012-03 Download Project Info Mapping of Wear particles distribution of novel UHMWPE nanocomposites in Biological Environment    Main University: Lulea University of Technology, Prof. Nazanin EMAMI Second University: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Prof. Maria Pau GINEBRA  Associated Partners:  Alaleh SAFARI
2012-04 Download Project Info 3D Microstructure characterization: Strontium distribution in SiAl- Alloys  Main University: Saarland University, Prof. Frank MÜCKLICH Second University: Linköping University, Prof. Magnus ODEN Associated Partners: Seco Tools Prof. Bo JahnssonJenifer BARRIRERO
2012-05 Download Project Info Theoretical analysis of coherent B1 (rocksalt) TiN-based multilayers-mechanical properties vs. the interface and strain  Main University: Linköping University, main advisor: Prof. Igor Abrikosov, co-advisor: Dr Ferenc Tasnadi Second University: Saarland University, Prof. Frank MÜCKLICH Associated Partners: SECO Tools (SWEDEN), Dr. Mats JOHANSSON Fei WANG
2012-06 Download Project Info Copper based oxide  films for transparent p-n junctions   Main University: Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, Prof. Jean Francois PIERSON Second University: Saarland University, Prof. Frank MÜCKLICH Associated Partners: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Dr. Esteban RAMOS Yong WANG
2012-07 Download Project Info Improvement of fatigue performance of TRIP stainless steels   Main University: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Prof. Antonio MATEO Second University: Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, Prof. Abdelkrim REDJAIMA Associated Partners: Arcelor-Mittal (Maizières-les-Metz, FRANCE) Ina SAPENZASKAIA
2012-08 Download Project Info Defined structured cemented carbide tools for abrasive machining  processes  Main University: Saarland University, Prof. Dirk BÄHRE Second University: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Prof. Luis LLANES  Associated Partners:  Shiqi FANG
2012-09 Download Project Info  Controlled infiltration and release of different substances from mesoporous structures   Main University: Linköping University (LiU), Prof. Magnus ODÉN,  Second University: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Prof. Maria Pau GINEBRA Associated Partners: Aylin ATAKAN
Projects 2011
Project NumberProject TitleProject Information
Doctoral candidate
2011-01 Download Project InfoSpinodal decomposition in Ti-Al-N hard coatingsMain University:Saarland University, Prof. Frank MÜCKLICHSecond University:Linköping University, Prof. Magnus ODEN Associated Partners: Isabella C. Schramm
2011-03 Download Project Info
Alpha case formation and pitting corrosion of titanium alloys used in aerospace industryMain University: Lulea University of Technology, Jon C. ION, Second University: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Antonio MATEOAssociated Partners: –Birhan SEFER
2011-04 Download Project Info
 Hard coatingsMain University: Linköping University, Prof. Magnus ODEN, Assist. Prof. Naureen GHAFOORSecond University: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Dr. Emilio JIMÉNEZ-PIQUÉAssociated Partners: SECO Tools, Dr. Mats JOHANSSONSiva Phani Kumar YALAMANCHILI
2011-05 Download Project Info
Micromechanical design of coatings for forming tool-like applicationsMain University: Universitat Politècnica  de Catalunya, Dr. Luis LLANESSecond University: Linköping University, Dr. Naureen GHAFOORAssociated Partners: Seco Tools, Dr. Mats JOHANSSONJing YANG
2011-06 Download Project Info
Chemistry and properties of noble metals based nano-compositesMain University: Lorraine University, Dr. David HORWATSecond University: Saarland University, Dr. Flavio SOLDERAAssociated Partners: Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM)European Synchroton Radiation Facility (ESRF)William Adolfo CHAMORRO CORRAL
2011-07 Download Project Info
Spark plasma sintered nanocomposites based on zirconia doped yttriaMain University: Universitat Politècnica  de Catalunya, Dr. Marc ANGLADASecond University: Luleå University of Technology, Dr. Marta-Lena ANTTIAssociated Partners: Nanoforce Technology, Dr. Michael REECELatifa MELK
2011-08 Download Project Info
Short natural fiber composites: Mechanismus and Simulation of deformation and failureMain University: Saarland University, Prof. Markus STOMMELSecond University: Luleå University of Technology, Prof. Janis VARNAAssociated Partner: Swerea, SICOMPAsghar ARAB
2011-09 Download Project Info
Mechanical and Environmental Durability of High Performance Bio-based Cellulosic CompositesMain University: Luleå University of Technology, Prof. Roberts JOFFESecond University: Universitat Politècnica  de Catalunya, Dr. Marc ANGLADANewsha DOROUDGARIAN
2011-10 Download Project Info
Micro-damage mechanisms and failure criteria for non-crimp fiber composites: effects of micro- and meso- architectureMain University: Lorraine University, Prof. Zoubir AYADI
Second University: Luleå University of Technology, Prof. Janis VARNA
Associated Partner: SICOMP, Prof. Leif, ASP LAMACOP-FSS, Prof. Ali KAELLEL and Prof. Zouhir FAKHFAKH
Hana ZRIDA
2011-11,
UdS-LiU
Selectivity enhancement of gas sensitive field effect transistors by dynamic operationMain University: Saarland University, Prof. Andreas SCHÜTZE
Second University: 
Linköping University, Prof. Anita LLOYD SPETZ
Christian BUR