Summer School

Within the DocMASE programme, students who are funded by Erasmus Mundus have to participate in at least two Summer Schools.

Summer Schools take place each year at one of the partners. The application is also open for PhD-students of other programmes.

The last Summer School took place in September 2017 in Saarbrücken and Nancy.

6th Summer School 2017

The summer school 2017 took place from 11th – 15th of September in Saarbrücken and Nancy.

The topic was Modern Methods for Materials Characterization and 3D Microstructure Analysis.

Please find the program here.

Deadline for application: 31.07.17


5th DocMASE Summer School 2016

May 30 – June 3, 2016 in Luleå

The theme of the 2016 DocMASE Summer School was: “Manufacturing, microstructure and performance of Advanced Composite Materials”.

Please find the programme here: 5th DocMASE Summer School 2016


4th Annual Summer School in Barcelona

The 4th Annual Summer School with the topic “Mechanical Properties of Advanced Engineering Materials” took place in Barcelona from 7th – 10th of September 2015.

Please find the programme here.


3rd Annual DocMASE Summer School 2014

Aug. 25 – 29 2014, Nancy

The of the 2014 Summer School was “Thin films science and surface engineering”.

Institut Jean Lamour Amphithéatre EIFFEL

Please find the agenda here.

Theme and goals

The 2014 DocMASE Summer School in Nancy (France) was dedicated to research areas of growing interest, i.e. thin films science and surface engineering. Seeing as a surface is the place of interaction of a material with its environment, controlling the surface properties represents a powerful approach in materials science in view of applications. Different strategies can be employed that can be categorized in (i) the addition of a material with specific properties, often in the form of thin films, on a pre-existing material and (ii) the modification of material surface characteristics using different chemical and/or physical methods. The goal of the summer school was to provide the participants with detailed presentations of the theoretical concepts and methods enabling to understand and control the synthesis of materials in thin films form and the modification of material surfaces.


2nd Annual DocMASE Summer School

Our Second Annual DocMASE Summer School took place in August 2013 at the university in Linköping.

Please find the programme here.


1st Annual DocMASE Summer School

27 August – 1 September 2012, Saarbrücken

The 2012 DocMASE Summer School focused on the 3D characterization of micro- and nanostructures in the field of materials science. Theoretical concepts of 2D and 3D characterisation as well as several tomographic techniques were presented. These included SEM/FIB Tomography, X-Ray Computer Tomography, Synchrotron Tomography, TEM Tomography and Atom Probe Tomography. Through a series of presentations and practical demonstrations, participants became familiarised with the development, working principles, current capabilities and applications of the different techniques presented.