Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Anton Grabmaier

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Anton Grabmaier is the director of the Fraunhofer IMS. At the same time, he is a professor at the Chair of Electronic Devices and Circuits at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Doctorate at Fraunhofer IMS

In which areas are you conducting research?

We focus on smart sensor technology for applications in the industrial, automotive and healthcare sector. We are looking at issues in semiconductor technology to enable new types of improved sensors through to special electronics. We work on architectures and resource-efficient algorithms to integrate artificial intelligence close to the sensor.

Why should you do a PhD and what advantages does the Fraunhofer Institute offer here?

A doctoral thesis allows you to work on a scientific topic independently and to deepen your own expertise. In addition, one gains experience in the professional guidance of students and the presentation of one's own results. These skills acquired with a completed doctorate are rewarded by industry with a possible next career step. A successfully completed doctorate is a prerequisite for an academic career. Doing a doctorate at a Fraunhofer institute allows you to combine scientific ambition with practical application in a particularly well-equipped research environment.

What is your tip for a successful PhD?

Enthusiasm, commitment, motivation and fun are the guarantees for a successful PhD.

This might interest you


We value your experience and rely on your know-how.


The opportunities for your career with us are as diverse as our research areas.

Fraunhofer IMS as an Employer

You want to know more about us as an employer? Then click here.


At Fraunhofer IMS you can apply and deepen your knowledge in practice.

Fraunhofer Attract

We promote creative project ideas with a high degree of innovation with the "Fraunhofer Attract" program, which supports excellent scientists in implementing their findings close to the market. A budget and the equipment within a Fraunhofer institute are available for the research topic with an .

Fraunhofer TALENTA

The Fraunhofer program for female scientists: Whether you are a career starter, experienced scientist or established executive - there is the right support for every career stage. "TALENTA" is directly tailored to the needs of your respective career phase and offers you suitable qualification opportunities.