Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics

Mentoring PhD Program

One of the core parts of the KSOP Ph.D. Program forms an elaborated mentorship concept.

One of the most important measures introduced in KSOP has been the mentoring by postdoctoral or younger staff scientists. Once every semester each doctoral researcher meets with his mentor in a formalized confidential meeting which is documented with minutes. The purpose of these meetings is to define useful training measures and project milestones for the upcoming semester. In addition, any personal problems within the Ph.D. project are discussed. The KSOP learned that the relation of trust established in these meetings helps to find a practical solution already at an early stage of a problematic development.


KSOP Mentors
Portrait Name Responsibilities KIT Institute
Mentor Research Area "Photonic Materials & Devices" Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT)
Mentor Research Area "Optical Systems" Institute for Measurement and Control Systems
Mentor Research Areas "Biomedical Photonics" & "Advanced Spectroscopy" & "Solar Energy" Institute of Zoology I
Ph.D. Researchers KSOP, KIT
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Danays Kunka KIT

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Denica Angelova-Jackstadt
Ph.D. Program Manager

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