Welcome to the KSOP - Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics

Multidisciplinary Environment for First-Class Research, Education, and Innovation.

The Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP), Graduate School at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, provides both multidisciplinary Master and Doctorate Programs in Optics & Photonics taught in English. The educational concept is designed to qualify students for accelerated careers at world leading academic institutions and in high-technology industries. KSOP also has a strong focus on research which shows by the many publications, patents, awards and more that have been achieved by KSOP students, alumni, professors, and members.

Students benefit from cooperations with the Optics industry. Partnerships with global corporations such as ZEISS, Polytec, and BOSCH, as well as with small and medium-sized enterprises facilitate their first career steps for those who are heading towards the industry. On top, KSOP provides its students with additional career training, networking events, free language courses and state of the art labs.

KSOP doctoral researchers talking to each other at the KSOP Summer School during the poster sessionKSOP, KIT
Call for KSOP Scholarships for Doctoral Researchers

KSOP calls for applications for financing doctoral researchers via funds of KSOP. All PIs are eligible to apply for this funding. Application deadline: July 1, 2023.

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Christian Koos awarded the ERC Proof of Concept Grant

Congratulations to KSOP PI Christian Koos in receiving the ERC Proof of Concept Grant for his project TeraGEAR "Agile Ultra-Scale Communications Using Optical Arbitrary Waveform Generation and Measurement."

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Uli LemmerMarkus Breig, KIT
Uli Lemmer awarded the ERC Advanced Grant

KSOP PI Uli Lemmer is one of the awardees of the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant. His project "Origami inspired thermoelectric generators by printing and folding" will receive 2.4 million euros in funding over the next five years. With this project, he wants to develop and test a cost-effective and scalable process for manufacturing thermoelectric generators (TEGs).

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New KSOP Principal Investigator

KSOP welcomes new Principal Investigator, Prof. Dr. Moritz Kreysing! Kreysing will work within the KSOP Research Area Biomedical Photonics.

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