Nanomolecular Sciences - continued as Physical Sciences

Program Handbook: 
Graduate Program Handbook

Admission Deadlines: 
no admission for Fall 2013

Program Website:
Please see Physical Sciences

Program Contact:
Prof. Dr. Veit Wagner



»Nanotechnology has given us the play with the ultimate toy box of nature –atoms and molecules. Everything is made from it (…). The possibilities to create new things appear limitless.«
Nobel Laureate Horst Strömer, Lucent Technologies and Columbia University

Nanomolecular Science is an inherently transdisciplinary research field that has an impact on a very broad range of industries and technologies, including the chemical, pharmaceutical, semiconductor and computer industries, biotechnology, environmental remediation, energy, information, material, and medical technologies.


Our graduate program combines concepts from both chemistry and physics to teach nanoscience.

Phase 1 consists of course work (9 courses / 3 semesters) and research in the area of your interest, this leads to theMSc thesis (4th semester).
This is a research-based thesis and students begin their thesis research at the end of the 1st semester of study within a faculty members’ research group.

Phase 2 is a PhD thesis under the supervision of one of the faculty members of the graduate program, which provides independent in-depth research experience while teaching problem-solving skills.
Eligibility for Phase 2 is only available to those graduate students with sufficient grades on their MSc qualifying exam.


Prof. Dr. Marcelo Fernandez-Lahore
Downstream Processing

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fritz
Biophysics and Nanoscience

Prof. Dr. Detlef Gabel
Wisdom Professor of Chemistry

Prof. Dr. Thomas Heine
Theoretical Physics and Material Science

Dr. habil. Stefan Kettemann
University Lecturer in Physics

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kleinekathöfer
Computational Physics and Biophysics

Prof. Dr. Dietmar Knipp
Organic Electronics and Photovoltaics

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kortz
Inorganic Chemistry

Prof. Dr. Nikolai Kuhnert
Analytical and Organic Chemistry

Prof. Dr. Arnulf Materny
Chemical Physics

Prof. Dr. Hildegard Meyer-Ortmanns
Statistical Physics

Prof. Dr. Werner Nau
Organic and Physical Organic Chemistry

Prof. Thomas Nugent, PhD
Organic Chemistry

Prof. Dr. Danilo Roccatano
Professor of Biochemical Engineering

Prof. Dr. Gerd-Volker Röschenthaler

Prof. Dr. Peter Schupp
Theoretical/Mathematical Physics

Prof. Dr. Veit Wagner
Organic and Nanoelectronic Physics

Prof. Dr. Mathias Winterhalter

Career Options

Our graduate program prepares students for careers at the frontiers of research and development in academic institutions, research institutes, and industrial laboratories
in the areas of molecular scale and nanoscale physicschemistry- or-biology.
As a consequence our Nanomolecular Science graduates are not merely traditional graduatesof physics, chemistry, biology, or engineering, but instead have a thorough awareness of each of these disciplines.
This background provides our graduates with an edge over graduates from classical departments focusing only in one area of science. Beyond research based employment,
positions in business, administration, technical support, service, and sales, are viable alternatives.