Doctoral Training at Our Faculty
The Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy offers doctoral training in each field within the Faculty.
Before commencing their doctoral training, prospective doctoral researchers need to find a Faculty member who agrees to be their thesis supervisor. This supervisor will act as the main source of research mentoring and will provide candidates with access to the research infrastructure they need. Thesis topics usually relate to the research interests of the professors in our Faculty.
Doctoral researchers are supervised by a mentoring committee (Fachmentorat), which is appointed by the chairperson at the beginning of the doctoral process. This committee provides candidates with scientific advice, supports them in their scientific pursuits and monitors their progression through the doctoral process. The mentoring committee comprises up to three professors, one of whom is the candidate’s main supervisor. The thesis topic should relate to the research interests of the main supervisor.
In rare cases, the Faculty may confer honorary doctorates, i. e. the degree Doktor der Naturwissenschaften ehrenhalber (Dr. rer. nat. h. c.), on individuals who have made outstanding scientific contributions to one or several fields in the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy.