Project IRTG

Integrated Research Training Group

The Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG) fosters teamwork within the Collaborative Research Centre. We aim for the optimum research experience for the doctoral researchers and early-stage postdocs. The IRTG combines mandatory and elective actions including a 6-months booster phase, a research stay abroad, interdisciplinary seminars, the invitation of guest scientists and participation in conferences, summer schools and regularly scheduled retreats. One emphasis includes opening up vistas on potential future careers. The IRTG members benefit from peer teaching including student-to-students seminars and team-based mentoring via a dual supervision concept.

The overall concept of the IRTG includes four specific action areas:

  • Supervision
  • Competence development
  • Interdisciplinary exchange
  • International experience


Walter Maetzler
Prof. Dr. med.
Martina Gerken
Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lead of projects A8, IRTG
Jeffrey McCord
Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lead of projects A1, IRTG
Julia Jedtberg
Scientific Coordinator and Manager IRTG
Viktor Schell
Doctoral researcher
Mevlüt Yalaz
Doctoral researcher


Role within the Collaborative Research Centre

The approximately 30 doctoral and early stage postdoctoral researchers working on a CRC 1261 topic create the IRTG. Accordingly, within our interdisciplinary CRC 1261, a particular focus of the IRTG is to integrate young researchers into the overall theme of the CRC. We thrive to attain top-notch scientific training and promote interdisciplinary team work. The IRTG prepares its members for their next career steps in research or industry.

SFB1261 Microsite

Click here to visit our Microsite with information for students, teachers and the public (German and English version available).

Recent Publications

P. Durdaut, M. Höft, J.-M. Friedt, E. Rubiola, Equivalence of Open-Loop and Closed-Loop Operation of SAW Resonators and Delay Lines. Sensors 2019, 19, 185 (2019).

R. Hirschberg, M. Scharnberg, S. Schröder, S. Rehders, T. Strunskus, F. Faupel, Electret films with extremely high charge stability prepared by thermal evaporation of Teflon AF. Organic Electronics (2018). 

A. Kittmann, P. Durdaut, S. Zabel, J. Reermann, J. Schmalz, B. Spetzler, D. Meyners, N. X. Sun, J. McCord, M. Gerken, G. Schmidt, M. Höft, R. Knöchel, F. Faupel, E. Quandt, Wide Band Low Noise Love Wave Magnetic Field Sensor System. Scientific Reports, vol. 8, no. 278 (2018).




Prof. Dr. Eckhard Quandt

Kiel University
Institute for Materials Science


Interner Server



Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU)

Christ.-Albrechts-Platz 4
D-24118 Kiel


University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel (UKSH)

Arnold-Heller-Straße 3
D-24105 Kiel


Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology, Itzehoe (ISIT)

Fraunhoferstrasse 1
D-25524 Itzehoe  


IPN - Leibniz-Institut für die Pädagogik der Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik an der Universität Kiel

Olshausenstraße 62 
D-24118 Kiel

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