Dr. Rudy Schlaf's Group_____________________________________________________

                                       Department of Electrical Engineering - University of South Florida


Last Modified Aug 2013
(c) Rudy Schlaf


Student Opportunities in Dr. Schlaf's Group :

We are currently looking for both, graduate and undergraduate students, to join our multi-disciplinary group. Students majoring in engineering or natural sciences disciplines (physics, chemistry, biology) are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will work on research projects related to our general research areas resulting in Ph.D., Master's or Honors Thesises.

We also offer opportunities for foreign students to perform their research requirements to obtain diploma or masters degrees at their home institution. Short term stays to perform research related to internships ("Praktikum") are also possible. Please, keep in mind that such arrangements usually require the permission of the home institution. University of Applied Sciences ("Fachhochschule (FH)") students are encouraged to apply. University of Applied Sciences students are generally eligible to enter USF graduate school and can graduate with Masters and/or Ph.D. degrees. Please, click here for further details.

Successful applicants will be assisted by the Surface Science Lab when establishing residence in the Tampa area upon arrival. Appartments in close proximity to the university are usually available on short notice. Living costs are comparable to European countries. The International Student Office at USF will guide through the visa application process.

The Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD; German Academic Exchange Service) offers a number of fellowships for German students supporting visits to US universities. A brief summary of these opportunities is posted here.

If you are interested in applying, please, send your CV and a brief description of your research and degree interests directly to Dr. Schlaf via email. Applications can be in English or German.  Informal inquiries are welcome.

Student Exchange with Hochschule (University of Applied Sciences) Ravensburg-Weingarten in Germany:

USF engineering students are invited to consider joining the Master's course "Mechatronics" at the University of Applied Sciences in Ravensburg-Weingarten (URW), Germany. The Mechatronics Master's degree is a three semester program. Further details are given here.

There are also opportunities for funded short-term stays at URW during which students can either take (English-taught) courses, or perform thesis research. More details are given here.