The creation of collaborative research projects is EMMI's main objective. These projects make use of complementary know-how between different partners, and very often create interdisciplinary teams, for example between chemists and physicists, or between modelling experts and experimentalists. The aim is always to create synergies, and thereby to obtain research results which were not achievable by each individual laboratory.

PhD projects with international co-supervision are an obvious example of such collaborations. In the framework of the doctoral Schools IDS-FunMat and EJD-FunMat, over 100 co-tutelle PhD were created. See the IDS-FunMat website for a full list and descriptions of all PhD projects.

Furthermore, the project EJD-FunMat (2015-2019) implemented the concept of PhD clusters,where 2 or 3 PhD students and their supervisors work on closely related topics. For details on the six PhD clusters visit the project website.

A seventh PhD cluster on computer modelling was created recently. Click here to find out more.

EMMI also initiated a number of larger collaborative projects, funded by the European FP7 and H2020 funding programmes. Some are listed below:

COST project HINT: Hybrid Materials Interfaces (2013-2016):

OXIDES: Engineering Exotic Phenomena at Oxide Interfaces (2010-2012)

EULASUR:  Advanced Materials and Naomaterials of industrial interest between Europe and Latin American Countries of MERCOSUR (2009 - 2012),

MOLOC: Molecular Logic Circuits (2008-2011),