Research Training Group GRK 2423 “Fracture across Scales – FRASCAL”

Symbolic picture for the article. The link opens the image in a large view.

The new Research Training Group GRK 2423 “Fracture across Scales – FRASCAL”, which is funded by the German Science Foundation and hosted at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), will start on January 1st, 2019.

FRASCAL aims to improve understanding of fracture in brittle heterogeneous materials by developing simulation methods able to capture the multiscale nature of failure. FRASCAL offers 11 doctoral positions in projects P1 through P11 and 1 postdoctoral position in project P12.

General information about FRASCAL is available at, project descriptions can be found at

FRASCAL offers a multi-disciplinary research programme focussing on fracture across scales, which is embedded into a highly innovative and active research area comprising mechanics, material sciences, mathematics, chemistry, and physics. Within our dedicated qualification programme, individual and interdisciplinary mentoring teams will support the doctoral researchers to complete their doctorates within 3 years.

FRASCAL is looking for highly motivated, talented, inquisitive, result-driven, and enthusiastic graduates (holding or being about to obtain a M.Sc. degree / diploma) from mechanics, material sciences, mathematics, chemistry, physics, or closely related fields. The applicants must be proficient in English (German is welcome), have strong interpersonal skills and be able to work in a team.
Details of the application process are available at See also the official announcement by the University (available also in german).