Doctorate Degrees in Material Science

Compare 4 PhD Programs in Material Science

A Doctor of Philosophy, or PhD, is a postgraduate degree that is offered in many different disciplines, both in the humanities and in the sciences. Students will typically need to study extensively for at least four years, as well as complete a thesis or dissertation, in order to successfully complete the program.

What is a PhD in Material Science? Usually combined with engineering, a PhD in Material Science provides advanced studies in the chemical properties and structures of composite materials like ceramics, metals, rubbers, polymers and semiconductors. The study can be further differentiated into such areas as fuel cells, hydrogen storage, photonics, lasers, nanostructured materials, solar cells, protein biochemistry and biotechnology, and super capacitors. Many programs particularly emphasize the study of renewable resources with respect to energy.

Studying material science in greater depth is a way of analytically breaking down and understanding the world around you. In addition to enhancing one’s knowledge in a specific area, it also improves the student’s ability for critical thinking and problem solving, and applying one’s curiosity effectively.

The associated costs of the degree will depend on which institution you choose and the program you apply to. Opting for an online course of study is one way that many use to reduce their expenses.

The career possibilities for graduates with this degree will depend on the area or specialty they have chosen, such as plastics, lasers, fuel, etc. Within their area, they may focus on research and new product development or may be involved in manufacturing and production. Graduates are hired by research facilities, government departments, laboratories, universities and technology and manufacturing companies of all kinds.

Achieving a doctorate degree in material science can greatly enhance your ability to find a top paying job in this field. To get started, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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PhD in Material Science and Engineering

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

An interdisciplinary program on the physical and chemical fundamentals of material synthesis, characterization, structure-property behavior, processing and computational modeling; with [+]

PhD in Material Science and Engineering

 

An interdisciplinary program on the physical and chemical fundamentals of material synthesis, characterization, structure-property behavior, processing and computational modeling; with emphasis on practical laboratory experience.

 

Research areas of interest: Nanostructured materials Photonics & laser materials Polymeric materials & composites Fuel cells & hydrogen storage materials Processing & device applications Protein biochemistry & biotechnology Micro-optics & micro-nano system technologies

 

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Doctor of Engineering - Wood Materials and Technology

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Latvia Jelgava

The mission of Doctoral studies is to ensure achievement of the goal of Doctoral studies, thus stimulating change of generations of scientists in the industry of Material sciences and rejuvenation of the composition of LLU Forest faculty’s academic staff. [+]

The content of study programme which is in force at present has been upgraded and supplemented taking into consideration suggestion by the Accreditation Commission (June, 2010) and the approved standard of doctoral studies LUA (LUA Senate decision Nr.6- 259, February 10, 2010.) and is organized in compliance with the Law on Latvian High Schools and other normative documents which is in force in the Republic of Latvia and regulation documents signed by the Senate of LUA. Degree obtained is a doctor of engineering (Dr.sc.ing) in Material Science Goal of the Doctoral programme is to prepare highly qualified scientists for subsector of Material sciences - Wood materials and technology, thus stimulating development of the engineering industry of wood materials and technologies, and to prepare high-quality new generation of scientists of international level, as well as creating preconditions for change of generations of scientists in the industry and also members of academic staff. The mission of Doctoral studies is to ensure achievement of the goal of Doctoral studies, thus stimulating change of generations of scientists in the industry of Material sciences and rejuvenation of the composition of LLU Forest faculty’s academic staff. Doctoral studies must ensure that new scientists: - Demonstrate the ability to set, formulate, manage and independently research topical and significant problems in the sub-sector of the industry; - Are creative and proficient in general and specific cognitive methodology; - Are able to adapt in implementation of national and international level research projects; - Gain comprehensive knowledge in the chosen industry and the related sub-sectors; - Acquire teaching skills and experience needed for junior academic staff in the university and for introduction of scientific society with results of their research in national and international audience; - Are able to elaborate and submit for defence their Doctoral thesis, for acquisition of scientific degree. Learning outcomes Knowledge: deeper know and understand theoretical and empirical research methodology, scientific language/terminology of Wood Science; systemically understanding of problems and theories in the field of Wood Material Science research; understand importance of: theoretical and practical innovations/novelties in the field of Material Sciences – Wood Materials and Technology. Skills: able to do theoretical and empirical investigations in Wood Science in cooperation with other persons involved in the investigation and studies; able to assess and choose independently appropriate research methodology; able to improve scientific competence in the frame of projects, participating and presenting results/reporting in scientific conferences, discussing in seminars, symposiums and work groups; able to develop/create new knowledge and understanding on existing knowledge and their practical usage implementing important and genuine investigation results, part of which is on the level of internationally indexed publications and gaining success appropriate to the international level of the field; able to assess responsibly the field of investigation and its results in the context of interdisciplinary research and sustainable development; able to supervise research or developmental tasks of Wood Science at work, communicate on the field of investigation with scientists and society in general. Competence: able to put forward innovative research ideas independently, analyse, synthesize and assess them critically in the field of Wood Material and Technology Science and interdisciplinary research context; able to carry out important scientific investigations and implement innovations responsibly, independently and critically, able to publish investigation results in Latvia and abroad in internationally recognised issues, i.e. indexed issues; able to plan, structure and manage scientific projects, i.e. international ones responsibly and independently; able to supervise scientific theses, lead a team or be a team member, communicate with colleagues, scientists and society in the appropriate expert field; able to promote the development of Material Sciences: sub-branch of Wood Materials and Technology, social progress in the knowledge society emphasizing its sustainability opportunities. The name of the study programme – Wood Materials and Technology - conforms to the Classification of scientific disciplines (Material Sciences) and sub-sectors (in the sub-sector Wood materials and technology of the industry of material sciences), composed by the Latvian Council of Science. Directions of Doctoral studies in speciality of material science Wood materials and technologies of Forest faculty are as follows: - Material science of wood-pulp; - Technologies of wood-pulp treatment and processing; - Marketing and logistics of wood-pulp and wooden products. The didactic and organizational concept of study programme is developed, based on the laws and regulations of the Republic of Latvia: Law on scientific activity, Law on higher education establishments, regulations No. 1001 of 27.12.2005 On the process and criteria of Doctorate, issued by the Cabinet and LLU Senate’s resolutions: No. 6-259 of 10.02.2010 Regulations on LLU Doctoral studies and No. 6-260 of 10.02.2010 Regulations on the tender procedure of state budget funded seats for Doctoral studies at LLU. Study programme Wood Materials and Technology is an academic Doctoral programme. Practice is related to collection of empiric material and takes place in LLU Forest faculty, Forest and Wood Products Research and Development Institute, Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry, Latvian State Forest Research Institute Silava and production enterprises, as well as in universities abroad. Doctoral studies are performed in accordance with the individual work plan which, within two months of admission in Doctoral studies, is drafted by Doctoral student together with supervisor of his/her Doctoral thesis and submitted in the department, specified by the director of Doctoral programme. Study plan, accepted by the director of department and director of Doctoral programme, has to be submitted in the Council of Forest faculty for approval. Doctoral student submits the approved work plan in Doctoral unit of LLU. Doctoral students’ work results are discussed in the academic meeting of the department twice a year. After completion of theoretical studies and elaboration and defence of Doctoral thesis, Doctoral graduates get the highest scientific qualification – engineering Doctor’s (Dr.sc.ing.) degree (resolution of Latvian Academy of Sciences No. 1-1 of 17.02.1998). [-]

PhD in Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals

Siberian Federal University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Russia Krasnoyarsk

Doctoral students do research at the Laboratory of Metallurgy of the Light Metals under the supervision of Professor Petr Polyakov. Their research focuses on studying high-temperature electrochemical processes and designing new types of environmentally friendly and energy efficient electrolyzers. [+]

PhDs in Material Science. Doctoral students do research at the Laboratory of Metallurgy of the Light Metals under the supervision of Professor Petr Polyakov. Their research focuses on studying high-temperature electrochemical processes and designing new types of environmentally friendly and energy efficient electrolyzers. Programme Leader Professor Petr Polyakov’s research interests are high-temperature electrochemical processes, electrometallurgy of aluminium and electrolyzer design. Entry requirements: Master’s degree in Chemistry, Physics, Material Science or Metallurgy (transcript of records), an adequate level of English proficiency (certificate or other document) Apply to The Centre for International Education and Certified Testing for a certificate if you do not have it, the Russian language preparatory course is available. Accommodation: On-campus accommodation is available: single ensuite room 45 € per month, twin ensuite room 30 € per month. Practicalities: Airport transfer, invitation letter for a Russian study visa and an optional survival course of Russian as a foreign language are provided by the University. Research Autoclave processes with participation of precious metals Recycling spent automotive and industrial catalysts Extractive metallurgy of non-ferrous metals Curriculum BASIC COURSES Theory of Non-Ferrous Extractive Metallurgy 2 (72) 2 ELECTIVES Processing of experimental data 3 (108) Methodology of PhD Thesis Preparation 3 (108) Academic English 3 (108) Basic English 3 (108) Russian (fee will apply) 3 (108) [-]

PhD in Material Science & Engineering

National Central University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Taiwan Taoyuan

Institute of Materials Science and Engineering (IMSE) was founded in August, 2005, and currently offers both master and doctoral programs. [+]

Institute of Materials Science and Engineering (IMSE) was founded in August, 2005, and currently offers both master and doctoral programs. The long-term aim of our institute is to establish a world-class materials science research teaching unit. As for short-term, we focus on developing renewable energy and hydrogen-related technology by combining different fields of research within NCU, such as Nano-structures, catalysts, energy, and environment. Hydrogen production, solar cells, LEDs, fuel cells, secondary batteries, and super capacitors are our important topics. IMSE currently consists of 7 faculties, 2 chair professor, 2 joint faculties, and 2 adjunct faculties. In addition to the institute office , there are individual offices for all the professors in IMSE. Superior integration with the Center of Precision Instruments has provided the necessary facilities for materials studies, fully supporting our high-quality and advanced research. Fundamental Core Courses Special Topics on Surface Analysis Phase Transformation Electronic Materials Science Electrochemistry Heat treatment Solid State Materials Physics Professional Development Courses Processing of Semiconductor Thin Films Processing and Characterization of Nano-materials Materials for Hydrogen Energy Special Topic on Electrochemistry Introduction to Semiconductor Devices Amorphous metallic alloys Requirements for Graduation Required credits : 18 credits Duration of Study : 2~7 years Other Requirements : 4 of the 6 core courses should be selected; students should pass at least 3 of them. Seminar course should be taken four semesters. Research Facilities & Labs Raman Spectrometer (Uni RAM) Low-vacuum SEM (Hitachi 3500N) Focus Ion Beam (FEI Versa 3D) Field-emission SEM (FEI NOVA 230) 、(Hitachi S800) 、(FEI Inspect F50) Particle-size Analyzer (ZEN 4003) Surface Area and Porosity analyzer (Micromeritics ASAP2010) Admission Documents Autobiography Research Proposal Two Letters of Recommendation TOEFL or Other Evidence of English Proficiency Evidence of Chinese Proficiency Related Academic Publications [-]