A distincitive feature of the study plan of the Elite Master's Programme in Advanced Materials and Processes are the second and third semester miniprojects. These give students an early opportunity to enter the research field and try their hands at various topics without the longer term committment associated with a Master's project. Indeed, many students find out what is "their thing" during this time and subsequently remain in the respective research group for their Master's thesis. At the end of each miniproject a short report is written. Since Winter Semester 2013/14, miniprojects have been graded and contribute 12.5% of the final course grade.


2. Sem.: Approx. 200 Hours

3. Sem.: Approx. 250 Hours

ECTS points

2. Sem.: 8 ECTS

3. Sem.: 10 ECTS

Past Miniprojects

Below, you can see the titles of examples of past projects and get an impression of the opportunities with regards to practical experiences that are available to MAP students.

Focal subject Advanced Processes

  • EMIM-Acetate as Alternative Service Liquid in Liquid Ring Vacuum Pumps (Philipp Becker)
  • Hydrogeration and Hydroformylation of Ionic liquids (Benjamin Doffek)
  • Numerical generation of regular cylinder structures as catalyst supports in heterogenous catalysis (Sayali Zarekar)

Focal subject Biomaterials and Bioprocessing

  • Cultivation of Lactobacillus sanfranciscensis DSM 20451 (Philipp Becker)
  • The effect of reaction parameters on silver nanoparticle fabrication (Sena Nusret Güldal)

Focal subject Computational Materials Science and Process Simulation

  • Fracture simulations of micro-cantilever beams using Finite element modeling (Sarfraz Ahmad)
  • Atomistic Simulations of Grain Boundary Fracture behaviour in Copper Bicrystals (Mamun Al Siraj)
  • Measurement and Calculation of Partition Coefficients using the apriori prediction model COSMO-RS (Paul Ritter)
  • Atomistic Simulations of Plasticity at the Nanoscale (Wolfram Nöhring)

Focal subject Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology

  • Nanoindentation as a tool for strain measurements in TiAl alloys experiments and Finite Element simulation (Seema Rani Sen)
  • Preparation and Characterisation of ZnO nanoparticles’ films for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (Rameez Ahmad)
  • Investigation and analyse of real Isc on organic solar cells with EQE measurements (Mostafa Arghavani)
  • Gold coated bacteria cellulose networks for biomedical applications (Ronak Bahrami)
  • Characterization of ZnO nano-particles as interfacial layer for organics solar cell application (Pratik Das)
  • Experimental Evaluation and FEM Simulation of Nanophased Polymer Foams under Shear Loading (Seyed Amir Fathi)
  • Characterization of silver nanowires electrode material as an ITOreplacement in organic solar cells (Moses Richter)