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The PhD Reference Group

The PhD reference Group (Doktorandreferensgruppen) is a forum for all issues regarding PhD students at IFM.

We meet once a month and you are welcome to attend our meetings. Just contact us if you want to do so, and we'll let you know the time and place of our next meeting.

There are two seats for PhD student representatives at the Board of IFM and two at the Board of Graduate Education and we keep close contact with the representatives ‒ who usually (but not necessarily) are members of the PhD reference group as well. Furthermore, we are represented in the working group for equal opportunities. All these involvements give us great means to make a difference!

Are you displeased with anything, or would like to highlight something that works very well? Do you have any questions or a suggestion of an issue for us to pursue? Would you like to know more about us, or would you like to join us and contribute to a good PhD student time at IFM?

You are most welcome to visit us at our meetings and/or contact us at phd-ref@lists.ifm.liu.se or personally (see e-mail addresses below).


Next meeting:

11 June, 13-15, online - please contact us to receive the link if you want to join



Name & email



Claudia Schnitter

Thin Film Physics

Chair, Member of IFM Board

Marius Rodner

Applied Sensor Science Member of IFM Graduate Education Council

Huotian Zhang

Biomolecular and Organic Electronics Member of IFM Equal Opportunity Group

Pernilla Helmer

Thin Film Physics Member of IFM Board

Sachin Sharma

Thin Film Physics

IFM representative at LiUPhD board
Jui-Che Chang Thin Film Physics Member




Responsible for this page: Claudia Schnitter
Last updated: 05/29/20