Kick off meeting for doctoral candidates in Physics and materials science


In the framework of the Doctoral School programme in Physics and Materials Science, the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) and the University of Luxembourg invite PhD students and scientits working on relevant research fields to attend the Doctoral Kick off meeting to be held on 23 February 2018 at La Maison du Savoir in Belval (LU).

The doctoral school programme comprises scientific groups from LIST's Department of Materials Research and Technology (MRT) and from the Doctoral Program of Physics and Materials Science (DPPM) of the University. 

The presence of all the PhD students registered at DPPM from both institutes are mandatory. PhD students, their supervisors as well as all interested scientific staff should confirm their attendance by filling the registration form before 16 February.

Guest speakers of the event

  • Professor Cornelia Denz from University of Münster, vice rector for international and young scientists
  • Johannes Hendrik Fahner, president of LuxDoc association

Poster registration

Students should indicate their willingness to present poster in the registration form and bring their printed posters to event before 10 am to the event site.

To ensure the best judgment, a committee of specialists, consisted of representatives of Doctoral Programme in Physics and Materials Science will preselect the five outstanding posters right after exhibition.  All the DPPM students participated by presenting poster will receive 0.5 ECTS as described in the programme and the selected posters will be awarded, assigned Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and eventually published.


Morning session

In the morning session, after registration of the participants who are enrolled at the programme, poster session will be conducted by which PhD students will have the chance to share their research outline and results.

9:00-10:00Registration of DPPM students and supervisors + exposition of the posters (the belated students are automatically disqualified)
10:00Welcome of the Committee members
10:00-12:00Poster presentation (The presence of all the PhDs before 10 am is mandatory)

Afternoon session

After registration of the non-DPPM attendees and guests, two general assemblies will be held at the same time. During general assembly, two student representatives of Uni and LIST will be selected from volunteers, who will actively participate in meetings of supervisors committee and doctoral schools committee. In parallel, Prof. Susanne Siebentritt, as DPPM programme coordinator, will hold similar assembly of supervisors involved in the programme.

The full overview of the programmes and activities designed by the doctoral programme as main activities of the PhD candidates will be explained by directors of DPPM and two invited guest speakers, Prof. Denz from University of Munster and Mr. Johannes Fahner from Luxdoc association will conduct their speeches.

13:30-14:00Registration of PhDs and supervisors (guests and non-DPPM attendees)
14:00-14:45General assembly + election of the PhD representatives
14:50-15:00Welcome talk by Dr. Emmanuel Defay
15:15-16.00Prof. Cornelia Denz from University of Münster will describe interesting states of light-matter interaction 
16:00-17:00Coffee break + Exhibition of the posters (to the guests) 
17:00-17:30Prof. Susanne Siebentritt will provide talk on “The doctoral programme in physics and materials science"
17:30-17:45Johannes Hendrik Fahner, will present objectives of Lux Doc organization, ongoing activities and future perspectives
17:45Opening of the standing dinner

The best posters selected in the morning session will be awarded. During standing dinner, participants will enjoy dinner and exchanging ideas.

Share this page:

Kick off meeting for doctoral candidates in Physics and materials science

Register online

Practical Infos

Date: 23 February 2018

Time: 09.00 a.m. to 18.00 p.m.

Language: English

Duration: One day

Venue: University of Luxembourg | Belval Campus - Maison du Savoir (3rd floor)| 2, avenue de l'Université | 4365 Esch-sur-Alzette

Registration: Please register before 16 February and make sure you bring your poster on the event's day

Attention: It is noteworthy that the morning session is mainly for students who will present posters and the kick off meeting will be held in the afternoon.

Contact: | Secretary of DPPM

Organisation team: Dominique AbessoloDaniel SiopaSolofo groenendijk and Hediyeh Malekzad.  


Send an e-mail
Send an e-mail
Register online

Further information


Please use the standard poster template available at your affiliated institution. The size of the posters are required to be A0.