MAINZ Visiting Professors

The MAINZ Visiting Professorship was intruduced by the Graduate School Materials Science in Mainz (MAINZ) in 2013 to allow researchers to perform part of their research at MAINZ and to interact with the PhD students of the graduate school. Awardees can stay at MAINZ for up to 12 months during a two-to-three-year period.


Members of MAINZ can nominate outstanding professors until June 30 of each year. Please include the following documents:

  • letter of recommendation evaluating the nominee's accomplishments and a specific identification of major accomplishments and how this person can contribute to the training of MAINZ (technical and other). The recommendation should not exceed 2 pages
  • biographical sketch of the nominee
  • list of publications and patents by the nominee


After a nominee has been selected for the “MAINZ Visiting Professorship” by the Steering Committee the person who nominated the candidate is expected to set-up a detailed planning for the research visits and will also help with organization of the visits in close collaboration with the MAINZ Coordination Office.