The program of study is structured to offer students a comprehensive education in Materials Science and Engineering and equip them for successful careers in the fields of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. The courses, taught by renowned faculty members with backgrounds in materials science, chemistry, physics, and electrical, mechanical, and manufacturing engineering, are designed to not only teach fundamentals but also to prepare students to apply modern-day approaches to materials problems in order to enable them to synthesize improved materials in response to challenges in the areas of energy, the environment, and manufacturing. Collaborating with industry, the government, and other departments and institutions, the research contributes to a broad range of fields and allows the exploration of relationships between processing, structure, and properties in all classes of materials, including metals, ceramics, polymers, electronic and biomaterials.
The curriculum consists of a carefully selected set of compulsory courses, accompanied by elective courses, enabling the students to excel in a sub-discipline of their choice. Having access to state-of-the-art processing, characterization, analytical and computational facilities, the students have all tools available to embark into high-impact research through discussions with their advisors and tackle some of the world’s biggest problems, including energy and health.
The overall objective of this program is to train young scientists with up-to-date knowledge and techniques in the fast-growing (and of particular importance for society) fields of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. Students are specialized in one of the research areas of the program with the aim to create the best possible conditions for successful professional careers in the public or private sector, in industry, or in research organizations.
The duration of the program is 2 years and involves courses (60 ECTS, 8 courses) and research (60 ECTS) work. Full and part-time 3-semester fellowships are provided by the University every year to the best newcomer graduate students in the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department.