What happens after MAOT?

MAOT supports the transition from the graduation of MAOT to the next step:

  • The strong collaboration with SAOT offers a lot of options. The SAOT students’ advisor supports MAOT graduates in finding a position in SAOT.
  • MAOT helps with reference letters and individual advice if students like to apply for PhD positions at other Universities.
  • Feedback on job application documents supports for applying for positions in the industry.

To date (Jan 2019) 129 students have graduated from MAOT. From those:

  • about 20% started a PhD at the University of Erlangen or the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light.
  • about 40% started a PhD at another University in Germany or abroad.
  • about 40% got a position in the Industry (see below)


  • Desy Forschungszentrum Hamburg
  • ETH Zürck
  • Imperial College
  • Max Planck Insititute for the Science of Light
  • DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
  • Universität Basel
  • Riken, Japan
  • RWTH Aachen
  • San Jose State University
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • University of Eindhoven
  • Universität Braunschweig
  • Universität Duisburg-Essen
  • Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Universität Hamburg
  • Universität Karlsruhe
  • Universität München (LMU)
  • Universität Münster
  • Universität Siegen
  • Universität Stuttgart
  • Universität Tübingen
  • University of Bordeaux
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Cork
  • Technical University of Delft
  • University of Linkoping
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Montreal
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Utah

  • 3D-Shape GmbH
  • Aifotec AG, Meiningen
  • Airbus
  • ASML Eindhoven
  • Audi AG
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Bremer Institut für angewandte Strahltechnik GmbH
  • Corinna Vossius IP Group
  • DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
  • Ergo-Tec GmbH
  • Bharthi Airtel
  • Dreamchip
  • Focuslight Technologies
  • Fraunhofer Institut für Produktionsanlagen und Konstruktionstechnik
  • Huawei
  • ifm electronic
  • Infineon AG
  • Ingun Prüfmittelbau GmbH
  • inno-spec GmbH
  • Max-Planck-Institute of Biophysics Frankfurt
  • Ningbo Strong Magnets
  • SCAPS GmbH
  • SKZ – Das Kunststoffzentrum
  • Technolas Perfect Visio
  • Telemotive AG
  • Toptic Photonics AG
  • VIA optronics GmbH

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