The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.
A PhD in Chemistry will give you profound understanding of interdisciplinary fields such as nanofabrication, bioorganic chemistry, supramolecular synthesis, environmental and atmospheric chemistry and fuel cell research. These emerging areas are grounded in the traditional disciplines of physical, organic, inorganic, analytical and theoretical chemistry.
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This multidisciplinary program builds on the fundamentals of traditional engineering and science combined with curriculum and research activities addressing the numerous technical challenges of micro- and nano-systems. [+]
Ph. D. in Microsystems Engineering
RIT offers a unique program leading to a doctorate degree in microsystems engineering. This multidisciplinary program builds on the fundamentals of traditional engineering and science combined with curriculum and research activities addressing the numerous technical challenges of micro- and nano-systems. These include the manipulation of electrical, photonic, optical, mechanical, chemical, and biological functionality to process, sense, and interface with the world at a nanometer scale. The goal of the program is to provide a foundation to explore future technology through research in nano-engineering, design methods, and technologies and their integration into micro- and nano-scaled systems. Some of the program’s areas of exploration include the following:... [-]
The PhD is awarded primarily for an original investigation which results in a significant advance in knowledge within an area of chemistry. A firm grasp of the fundamental principles, experimental techniques and current theories of chemistry is also required... [+]
The main goal of the Doctoral Programme in Chemical Technology is to train Doctors and Licentiates of Science (Technology), skilled in independent research work, for positions in academic and business sectors as well as in public administration. [+]
The purpose of the PhD in Biochemistry is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of Biochemistry. [+]
The PhD Program in Environmental and Fundamental Chemistry is an official university degree whose general objective is to train doctors in Chemistry with orientations both towards the environment environment and towards the synthesis and characterization of new compounds that are able to address and solve the problems that Demand industry, management and society in general, promoting research, development and scientific-technological innovation at both fundamental and applied levels. [+]
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in the area of improving the design of new fuel cell (FC) catalyst layers. [+]
Doctoral Study on Chemistry Didactics is the culmination of the three-tier university education. Is a targeted grounding in research activities focused on teaching and learning chemistry, which is based on deepening the knowledge of the chemistry didactics and of the relevant area of chemistry, pedagogy, psychology, computer science and other disciplines, to learn the methods of scientific work in the mentioned fields and will significantly contribute to a comprehensive improvement of the work of chemistry teachers at various levels of the education system, experts on curriculum creation and its evaluation in accordance with current scientific knowledge and research. [+]
The purpose of the PhD program in Chemistry is to prepare students through the execution and completion of a substantial research project to become mature, independent scientists who themselves are then capable of the design, initiation and execution of their own original projects in academic or industrial environments. [+]
NowNano DTC students undertake a four-year doctoral training programme. A major aim of the DTC is to create a cohort of researchers that are able to draw [+]
NOWNano DTC: The North West Nanoscience Doctoral Training Centre
NowNano DTC students undertake a four-year doctoral training programme. A major aim of the DTC is to create a cohort of researchers that are able to draw on knowledge from a broad spectrum of sciences and to work in inter-disciplinary teams. The challenge is to enable our students to understand the different languages and philosophies of disciplines as diverse as theoretical physics & astronomy and medicine.The aim of the first six months of the programme is to expose students to the full breadth of nanoscience and nanotechnology and to provide them with the skills and background knowledge that they will need during their PhD projects in order to understand the diverse concepts and knowledge that they will inevitably encounter. To this end, the programme includes not only lecture courses and directed self-study (enquiry-based learning) but also extended (12 weeks-long) laboratory projects covering different aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology.Also during this time students will have an opportunity to learn about the available PhD research projects through presentations by potential supervisors and visits to research labs. It is expected that many projects will be interdisciplinary, with co-supervision by academics from different Schools/Departments, providing students with access to the world class facilities.... [-]
Research Projects for Visiting Graduate Students PI has a number of sponsored research projects for visiting graduate (PhD and high-level Master) students. A visiting graduate student is required to spend several months at PI working under the supervision of a PI faculty. [+]
Research Projects for Visiting Graduate Students
PI has a number of sponsored research projects for visiting graduate (PhD and high-level Master) students. A visiting graduate student is required to spend several months at PI working under the supervision of a PI faculty. The degree is awarded by the student’s parent University. For more information please visit
Interested qualified candidates should contact the PI faculty in charge of the project directly. Criteria for selection of visiting graduate students are similar to the criteria for selection of degree seeking PI students.... [-]
The Chemical Biology Program emphasizes the interface between Chemistry and Biology, as well as its potential applications for other fields. It involves the study of interactions between small [+]
PhD in Chemical Biology
The Chemical Biology Program emphasizes the interface between Chemistry and Biology, as well as its potential applications for other fields. It involves the study of interactions between small molecules and their possible biological targets, the study of biological pathways using chemical tools, drug delivery, as well as chemical understanding of disease states, in order to create basic science knowledge for future drug discovery efforts.The Program has been designed to train graduates to be capable of initiating collaborations on new frontiers of research with a multidisciplinary nature.
Doctoral DegreeCandidates should hold a Master’s degree or its equivalent in the above-mentioned fields, with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50 at the Master’s level. Candidates holding a Bachelor’s degree with First Class Honors are also eligible. ... [-]
With program length of 3-4 academic years, doctoral degree programs are offered in Chinese generally, while some English-taught programs are also available. Graduates fulfilling all the degree requirements will be awarded the doctoral degree. [+]
Nearly a century old, HIT is recognized as a world-class research and teaching institution. Its core strengths continue to be scientific research and engineering technology with unparalleled programs in [+]
All the doctoral programs can be offered in English.
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Nearly a century old, HIT is recognized as a world-class research and teaching institution. Its core strengths continue to be scientific research and engineering technology with unparalleled programs in astronautics. HIT Harbin offers a broad interdisciplinary curriculum organized in 21 schools (departments) including 85 undergraduate programs, 41 masters’ programs, 27 doctoral programs, 21 post-doctoral research stations, 9 national key primary disciplines, and 50 national & provincial (ministerial) key labs.
HIT consists of the following 21 schools and departments:
Architecture, Astronautics, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Technology, Economics and Management, Electrical Engineering and Automation,Electronics and Information Engeering,Energy Science and Engineering, Food Science and Engineering, Foreign Languages, Humanities and Social Sciences, Life Science and Engineering,Law,Material Science and Engineering, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Municipal and Environmental Engineering,Transportation Science and Technology, Science and Communication Engineering, Science, Software, Vehicle Engineering, New Media Technology and Arts.... [-]
The graduate from the 4F4 curriculum is a specialist qualified for an independent basic or applied research work in the interdisciplinary fields at the border on physics, chemistry and biology. [+]
Understanding the working principles of living organisms and soft matter systems from the basic equations ruling the dynamics of atoms and molecules was considered science fiction until a few years ago, and biophysics was almost unanimously considered a battlefield for phenomenologists. [+]