Computational Materials Design
Prof W Wenzel
Applications accepted all year round
We are seeking a Ph.D. student for the development of multiscale simulation methods to work in the recently funded excellence cluster at KIT.
Tailored Scale-Bridging Approaches to Computational Nanoscience (DFG RTG 2450)
Prof M Elstner, Mrs S Holthoff
31 October 2019
The newly founded graduate school ‘Tailored Scale-Bridging Approaches to Computational Nanoscience’ (DFG RTG 2450) addresses the development and application of multi-scale approaches to the scientific challenges of friction, materials aging, material design and biological function.
Detoxification of diterpene resin acids by the pine weevil (Hylobius abietis)
Prof J Gershenzon, Prof E. Kothe, Dr A Schmidt
24 May 2019
Background. Many insect species feed on plants containing toxic defense compounds without any apparent negative effects. Since many such insects are important agricultural or forestry pests, scientists have been making intensive efforts to discover how insects can overcome chemical defenses.
Tapping into signaling interactions between nematodes and aphids
Prof N VanDam, Dr G Kunert
24 May 2019
Background. In natural environments, plants are commonly infested by both aboveground and belowground pests. This causes interactions between shoot and root herbivores via systemic induced responses.