Arenberg Doctoral School

we bring out the genius in you

You are a young researcher who wants to be stimulated in your endeavour to acquire scientific and technological knowledge.


You want to drive the discoveries and developments in science, engineering and technology that lead to a better understanding of our world and will be used to improve the world we live in.

You want to do a PhD in a stimulating and inspiring research environment, and simultaneously acquire the personal skills you will need to further develop your career.

Imagine the future. Shape the world.

We bring out the genius in you ...

Doing the PhD in physics

at the KU Leuven has been

a great experience.


The international environment in the university together with the access to diverse scientific facilities is amazing.

My research focuses on the growth and study of nanostructures with tunable properties for novel

electronic applications.


A major part of my research occurs in the lab where I use a molecular beam epitaxy system (like the one in the picture) to grow thin oxide films with unique properties in a layer-by-layer fashion.


I drew an X-ray diffraction pattern as it represents a main characterisation tool used worldwide in all scientific fields: from the first crystallographic image of DNA to the characterisation of new materials for electronics !


Pía, Chile,



Camilo, Colombia,


Vitalii, Russia, Mechanical Engineering

Charline, Belgium,


Kenneth, Belgium, Electronics Engineering

Pía, Chile,


Lomme, Belgium,

Microbial and

Molecular Systems

Meet 2 new graduates who have joined our doctoral training programme



A vibrant city with many faces ...

Imagine the future. Shape the world.

Science, Engineering & Technology

Arenberg Doctoral School

W. De Croylaan 6, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium