Helmholtz International Research School for Teratronics

PhD Program in Teratronics

HIRST has developed a unique PhD program in the field of Teratronics. The PhD students are not only part of an excellent research environment, they also benefit from trainings to start promising careers either in research or industry.
PhD Program

The Helmholtz International Research School for Teratronics (HIRST) offers a Doctoral program and conducts first-class research in six areas covering electronics, optic & photonics and micro- and nanotechnology.

Research Areas:

  • Research Area I: Enabling Technologies
    RA I provides the technological base for fabrication of nanophotonic and teratronic components.
  • Research Area II: Millimeter-Wave Electronics
    RA II focusses on ultra-high speed miniaturized millimeter-wave modules and their cointegration with photonics.
  • Research Area III: Integrated Nanophotonics and Plasmonics
    RA III explores novel photonic and plasmonic device concepts, exploiting the benefits of large-scale silicon photonic integration.
  • Research Area IV: High-Throughput Digital Signal Processing
    RA IV investigates novel architectures for high-speed optical communications and real-time handling of terabit/s data streams.
  • Research Area V: THz Technologies
    RA V aims at devices for handling THz waves and the associated applications.
  • Research Area VI: Teratronic Signal Processing and Terabit/s Communications
    RA VI is devoted to optical high-speed communications and signal processing, building on the technologies and devices from the other research areas of HIRST.

More information on the research areas can be found here…