Graduate Education in Micro and Nanosystems
Interested in joining the MST lab?
The PhD students at the MST lab normally have salaried positions. The education includes courses, but the major effort is the work in research projects. Up to 20% (but normally considerably less) of the time may be spent in teaching and other work for the department. Typically the PhD education takes four to five years, but this varies depending both on the student in question and on the projects they are working on. The group is very international and English is the common working language.
A look at the list of current projects (link at the bottom of the page) shows the multi-disciplinary nature of our research. For this reason we have had PhD students with undergraduate education background in the areas of engineering physics, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, biochemistry etc. Some, but not all, have also had some kind of education in microsystem technology before they came to us. The requirements for admission are thus not completely fixed but may depend on the project that we have in mind. However, a strong educational background with a M. Sc. with good grades in the relevant subjects, good communication skills including good knowledge of English and finally a strong commitment are firm requirements.
When we se a possibility to admit new PhD students, this will be announced below and at the official webpages of KTH and the School of Electrical engineering. However, you are always welcome to contact us and send us your CV. We can then compare this to the upcoming projects and perhaps give you some advice on the possibilities. In this case you should either contact the head of the lab, Göran Stemme or the senior researcher working in your area of interest.
Master thesis students
KTH-EE students can be accepted as master thesis student provided we have a suitable project that matches thier competence. Students from other schools at KTH must have a permission from their school. Students from universities with which KTH has regular exchange agreements can also normally be accepted under the exchange agreement. Students from other universities can normally not be accepted.
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Student internships is not a part of the academic tradition in Sweden. However, we have in some cases accepted internship students when we have had suitalbe tasks and have been able to provide supervision. For internships we then require a good study backgorund in subjects relating to the project area you are intrested in. Have a look at our currentand contact the research leaders for the area. Note that we cannot provide any payment, grants or housing for internship students. Internships students must provide full funding for their costs. The is reativly high in Sweden. Finding suitable accomodation in Stockholm is known to be difficult.