Nanomaterials are an increasingly important product of nanotechnologies. They are coming into use in healthcare, electronics, cosmetics, and other areas. Materials with structure at the nanoscale often have unique optical, electronic, or mechanical properties. The physical and chemical properties of nanomaterials often differ from those of bulk materials, so graduates will gain in-depth knowledge on nanomaterials.
This program aims to provide an education that gives students an introduction to the processes involved in scientific research; provides the knowledge and skills needed for a career as a professional chemist; apply theoretical knowledge to real chemical problems; provides a suitable foundation for work in the chemistry of nanomaterials or in a multi-disciplinary area involving chemistry and nanomaterials chemistry.
Admission Requirements and Selection Criteria
Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in Physical Sciences (Chemistry), Life Sciences (Biochemistry), Technological Sciences (Chemical Engineering or Material Engineering);
The competition score is composed of the grades in Analytical Chemistry, General Chemistry, Physical chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Quantum Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemistry of Colloids, Chemistry of Crystals, and the Bachelor thesis paper;
English Language requirements: the applicant has to present a document providing a level not lower than B2(following the Common European Framework of Reference Languages (CEFR), or TOEFL score75/IELTS score 6.
Students can participate in the ERASMUS+ mobility program or use VU’s Bilateral cooperation agreements which give an opportunity to study at VU’s Partner Universities or do internships abroad.
A graduate can be employed in chemical laboratories, research institutions, or commercial structures dealing with high technologies also he can choose doctoral studies in Chemistry or Biochemistry.
Greta Merkininkaitė, a student from Lithuania
Studying “Chemistry of Nanomaterials” program gave me the theoretical and practical knowledge of the chemical, physical, and engineering laws and processes taking place not only in our eye visible but at the nano level. During the studies, knowledge of nanostructures, surface, structure, methods of forming nanostructures, and their applications, allows looking at the world with different eyes. Particularly important practical skills that I received during the laboratory work, the latter not only provides opportunities to be competitive in the labor market, but also to creatively solve problems in everyday life, both at work, analytical thinking, self-confidence.