The Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT) has been established within the excellence initiative of the German federal and state governments in November 2006 at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg to promote science and research at German universities. The SAOT offers a structured educational programme for doctoral candidates across the faculties.
Fields of activity of the individual laboratories • Optical Metrology • Optical Material Processing • Optics in Communication and Information • Optics in Medicine • Optical Systems and Components • Computational Optics
Services • Very broad education provided across the faculties in the fundamentals of optical technologies and different applications • Research and education on the highest level considering the fields of activity • Participation in a network of international elite university and research institutes
Main areas of research and development see „Fields of activity“
Technology partners • Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light • Bavarian Laser Center • University hospitals • Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology IISB
Executive Board Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Schmidt (Coordinator) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Will (Co-Coordinator) PD Dr.-Ing. Andreas Bräuer (Director of Administration)
Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT) Paul-Gordan Straße 6-8 91052 Erlangen