Doctorate Degrees in Materials Science

Compare 24 PhD Programs in Materials 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 Mechanical Engineering, Material Engineering

Technical University of Liberec
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Czech Republic Liberec

The doctoral study programme in Material Engineering is focused on independent scientific and research projects in the field of materials. Its aim is to produce highly-educated and creative graduates capable of taking part in scientific, research and professional applications and developments of materials for mechanical engineering. [+]

Programme Description

The doctoral study programme in Material Engineering is focused on independent scientific and research projects in the field of materials. Its aim is to produce highly-educated and creative graduates capable of taking part in scientific, research and professional applications and developments of materials for mechanical engineering.

The Ph.D. candidates further extend and refine their knowledge of mathematics, physics and applied sciences in the theoretical foundation of the study discipline to be able to succeed in solutions of tasks in the fields of research into new materials, their properties and potential optimal uses for both metallic and non-metallic applications.... [-]


PhD in Textile Engineering, Textile Techniques and Materials Engineering

Technical University of Liberec
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Czech Republic Liberec

Graduates of this PhD programme are provided with deep knowledge in their specialization, which enables creative and scientific work. They will develop communicative skills and they can clearly express their ideas and opinions. [+]

Programme Description

Graduates of this PhD programme are provided with deep knowledge in their specialization, which enables creative and scientific work. They will develop communicative skills and they can clearly express their ideas and opinions. They are familiar with the methodology of processing information. They can find employment in all professions of the branch studied, especially in the research and educational spheres. They are quite well adaptable to demanding job positions in other fields as well as in interdisciplinary research. They are capable of further independent qualification development, they can solve complicated technological or engineering problems.

Admission Requirements Recognised tertiary education (Master degree) as prescribed by Act No. 49/2009, Coll. (not necessary for applicants from Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Germany and Slovenia). Entrance examination [-]

PhD in Progressive Materials and Material Design

Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Materials and Machine Mechanics
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 5 years September 2018 Slovakia Bratislava + 1 more

Institute of Materials and Machine Mechanics is an external educational institution for doctoral (PhD) study in study programme: Progressive materials and material design, study field 5.2.26 Materials (in cooperation with Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Faculty of material science and technology in Trnava) [+]

Institute of Materials and Machine Mechanics Slovak Academy of Sciences belongs to group of institutions founded by the Slovak Academy of Sciences. It has been founded in 1980 as a result of fusion of the Institute of Metallic Materials SAS (founded in 1953) and the Institute of Machine Mechanics SAS (founded in 1956).

Mission and vision

Mankind permanently dreams the dream of faster, lighter and more energy efficient devices that would make life easier or simply be more environmentally friendly. One necessary thing for fulfillment of this dream is the development of new materials.

The mission of the Institute of Materials and Machine Mechanics SAS is the research and development of new advanced materials based on non-ferrous metals and solving of wide range of related issues - from the development of special technology of new materials, through exploring and characterizing their internal structure, to the analytical and numerical modeling a simulation of the properties.... [-]


PhD in Materials Science at Montana State University

American Consortium of Universities (INTERLINK)
Campus September 2018 USA Louisville

The Montana University System announces an exciting new collaborative program offering Montana’s first Ph.D. in Materials Science. The program includes the departments, faculty, courses and research infrastructure of the campuses of the University of Montana, Montana State University and Montana Tech. [+]

The Montana University System announces an exciting new collaborative program offering Montana’s first Ph.D. in Materials Science. The program includes the departments, faculty, courses and research infrastructure of the campuses of the University of Montana, Montana State University and Montana Tech. Research specialties are focused in four areas: Biomaterials Electronic, photonic and magnetic materials Materials for energy storage, conversion and conservation Materials synthesis, processing and fabrication The curriculum integrates a broad range of physical science and engineering disciplines with an even broader range of applications, from health and medicine to nanotechnology to energy, environment and natural resources. Application Deadlines Review of applications begins in January and continues until all slots are full. Priority is given to early applicants. Required Tests The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for the Materials Science Program. Theses scores must be received directly from ETS. The institution code for Montana State University is 4488. International Applicants English proficiency scores with the following minimums: TOEFL (80), IELTS (level 6.5), or PTE (54), are required for applicants who are not U.S. citizens and are not from countries where English is the official language. This requirement is waived if the applicant has earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution in the U.S. or if the student is from a country where the English proficiency score is waived. Please see our International application process page for a list of countries where the english proficiency score is waived as well as more information on applying as an International... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Engineering

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Campus Full time 36 - 48 months September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The department has a strong research record and is particularly proud of its mix of fundamental research coupled with industrial relevance and interaction. The department offers opportunities for study in the fields of casting and solidification of metals, ceramic processes and properties, corrosion, composite material processing and properties, hydrometallurgy and electrorefining, physical metallurgy, pyrometallurgy, remelting processes, thermomechanical processing and environmental processing. [+]

The department has a strong research record and is particularly proud of its mix of fundamental research coupled with industrial relevance and interaction. The department offers opportunities for study in the fields of casting and solidification of metals, ceramic processes and properties, corrosion, composite material processing and properties, hydrometallurgy and electrorefining, physical metallurgy, pyrometallurgy, remelting processes, thermomechanical processing and environmental processing.

What makes the program unique?

The Department of Materials Engineering at UBC (MTRL) is one of the top-rated materials programs in North America with activities spanning our internationally-leading program in hydrometallurgy to our leading-edge research and teaching in sustainability, nanomaterials, biomaterials and composites.... [-]


EngD in Additive Manufacturing (EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training)

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

Discovery, understanding and innovation in Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a key element of the research strategy of both this CDT and the EPSRC Centre in AM. The overriding concerns of AM research and the broader community prioritise process control (repeatability) and the effects of (multi) material deposition – be this from a design, manufacturing or material standpoint. [+]

Research themes Discovery, understanding and innovation in AM is a key element of the research strategy of both this CDT and the EPSRC Centre in AM. The overriding concerns of AM research and the broader community prioritise process control (repeatability) and the effects of (multi) material deposition – be this from a design, manufacturing or material standpoint. This broader research challenge not only exists to counter the lack of innovation currently afforded by current AM processes and systems but also the requirements of new multi-material AM that aims to produce graded and multi-functional components in single builds. The CDT has identified a number of cross-cutting themes to tackle the research challenges and move towards the successful deployment and increased efficacy of AM and 3DP. Deposition, is an overarching challenge both in term of design, material and process capability and is core to the CDT in AM research vision. Graded is, in effect, the next stage on from deposition, whereby materials are mixed and deposited on an ever-increasing resolution in order to effect greater and more complex functionality from graded material placement. The development of graduated structures that are fully designed and understood in terms of their final properties and capabilities is a significant multidisciplinary activity. Control, will enable existing and future AM processes and systems to actively monitor and adapt the AM processes in order for them to produce the functionalised component with the correct resolution, accuracy and importantly repeatability, not seen in todays single material systems. Function, will enable... [-]

PhD Materials Engineering and Materials Design

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years December 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Research involving materials processing and characterisation with a diversity of applications. MPhil/PhD projects are specialised research projects defined in conjunction with supervisors and can cover many different fields within this discipline, for example nanomaterial engineering, bioengineering, laser processing and advanced composite materials to name a few fields. [+]

This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or a masters at merit level or above in a relevant subject, and an IELTS level 6.0 (5.5 in each element). It is usually completed over a period of around three years.

Facilities

Facilities include a range of materials-testing and characterisation techniques, including an electron microscope suite, networked computers to support computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided engineering (CAE) using industry-standard software packages; solid mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, vibration, control, mechatronics; a full range of wind tunnels including a climatic tunnel; aero-engine test rigs and associated equipment and processes; fully automated 3D and 2D laser Doppler Anemometers and particle image velocimeters; a water jet cutting machine; high precision scales; and a welding system.... [-]


PhD in Advanced Materials and Nanosciences

Brno University of Technology
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Czech Republic Brno

This programme is based on the cooperation of two universities and one research institute - Brno University of Technology, Masaryk University and the Institute of Physics of Materials of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. [+]

Advanced Materials and Nanosciences CEITEC BUT offers you a unique inter-institutional graduate programme, which in general is based on the CEITEC project research programmes. Currently one doctoral programme is available – Advanced Materials and Nanosciences. This programme is based on the cooperation of two universities and one research institute - Brno University of Technology, Masaryk University and the Institute of Physics of Materials of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. The Advanced Materials and Nanosciences programme is composed of two fields of study: Advanced Nanotechnologies and Microtechnologies Advanced Materials Advanced Nanotechnologies and Microtechnologies About The research is focused on the area of nanotechnologies covering materials and structures to be exploited in nanoelectronic and nanophotonic applications. The research involves the preparation, characterization and analysis of the properties of nanostructures enabling active application of the principles determining the unique and specific properties of nanostructures. Attention will be paid to research into 2D – OD nanostructures produced by lithographic (top-down) methods and self-organizing (bottom-up) methods. The research will consider semiconductor nanostructures, magnetic and metallic nanostructures, nanotubes and nanofibres, supra-molecules and nano-electronic material on the edge of Moore's law, etc. Dissertation thesis topics The dissertations thesis topics proposed within the Advanced Nanotechnologies and Microtechnologies research programme correspond to the research interests and objectives of research of these research groups: Fabrication and Characterization of Nanostructures, Smart Nanodevices, Optoelectronic Characterization of Nanostructures, X-ray micro CT and nano CT, Micro and Nanotribology, Development of Methods for Analysis and Measuring, Experimental Biophotonics, Transport and Magnetic Properties,... [-]

PhD in Physical and Material Engineering

Brno University of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 4 years May 2018 Czech Republic Brno + 1 more

The goal of the doctoral study programme is to provide outstanding graduates from the MSc study programme with a specialised university education of the highest level in certain fields of physical technologies, materials engineering and interdisciplinary parts. [+]

PhDs in Materials Science. Physical and Material Engineering Guarantor of the programme: prof. RNDr. Miroslav Liška, DrSc. Academic year: 2017/18 Type of study: full-time Language of instructions: English Standard length of study: 4 years Qualification awarded: Ph.D. Educational and professional goals The goal of the doctoral study programme is to provide outstanding graduates from the MSc study programme with a specialised university education of the highest level in certain fields of physical technologies, materials engineering and interdisciplinary parts. The education obtained within this study programme also comprises a training and attestation for scientific work. Admission requirements and access to further studies The student must have finished a relevant field of technical science MSc study programme. The admission procedure consists of the parts from applied mathematics and physics and a discussion on a topic related to the subject of PhD study programme. Examination and assessment regulations, required practice The requirements that the doctoral students have to fulfil are given by their individual study plans, which specify the courses that they have to complete, their presupposed study visits and active participation at scientific conferences, and their minimum pedagogical activities within the BSc and MSc study programmes of the faculty. A successful completion of the doctoral studies is conditional on the following: The student has to pass a doctoral state examination within which he/she has to prove a deep knowledge of methodologies, theories, and their applications in accordance with the state of the art in the areas of science that are given by... [-]

PhD in Chemistry, Technology and Properties of Materials

Brno University of Technology
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Czech Republic Brno

The aim of the study is to raise experts in the field of materials engineering and engineering technologies with the emphasis on chemical processes and material properties. [+]

Chemistry, Technology and Properties of Materials Abbreviation: DPAP_CHM_4 Level of course unit: Doctoral Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry Academic year: 2017/2018 Title awarded: Ph.D. Qualification awarded: Ph.D. in the field "Chemistry, Technology and Properties of Materials" Level of qualification: Doctoral (3rd cycle) Accredited from: 21.12.2015 Accredited until: 31.5.2024 Specific admission requirements: We expect knowledge of basic chemical, physical and physically-chemical concepts and principles to the extent specified for the comprehensive MA exam in chemistry, physics and physical chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry of the Brno University of Technology, eventually at other similarly focused BUT faculties or other university faculties. Other requirements: interest in engineering and scientific work, knowledge of English and good results in the previous study (better than average grade of 2). Profile of the programme: The aim of the study is to raise experts in the field of materials engineering and engineering technologies with the emphasis on chemical processes and material properties. The study also includes the principles of testing and measuring methods that will qualify the students both for the positions of technology team supervisors in chemical plants and work in the basic and applied research, research and development institutes involved in the testing of physically-chemical characteristics of substances and also in companies focused on the production of novel , perspective materials. This is what the domestic and international internships are aimed for. The teaching load in seminars provides the doctoral students with the basic experience and contacts with students and qualify them for the future secondary... [-]

DTech in Metallurgy Engineering

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

At this level,a qualifying student will be competent in conducting original research and development at a specialised level in Metallurgical Engineering, thus contributing to the research and development needs and knowledge base of the metallurgical industry and mining community. The qualified student will be able to register with ECSA as a Professional Technologist. [+]

PhDs in Materials Science. At this level,a qualifying student will be competent in conducting original research and development at a specialised level in Metallurgical Engineering, thus contributing to the research and development needs and knowledge base of the metallurgical industry and mining community. The qualified student will be able to register with ECSA as a Professional Technologist. Admission requirements and selection criteria An appropriate Magister Technologiae or an equivalent qualification of an equivalent standard. Students are selected on academic merit and approved field of study. Conferment of the degree The DTech: Engineering Metallurgy will be conferred on students who have completed the research programme and thesis successfully. [-]

DTech in Extraction Metallurgy

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

At this level,a qualifying student will be competent in conducting original research and development at a specialised level in Metallurgical Engineering, thus contributing to the research and development needs and knowledge base of the metallurgical industry and mining community. The qualified student will be able to register with ECSA as a Professional Technologist. [+]

At this level,a qualifying student will be competent in conducting original research and development at a specialised level in Metallurgical Engineering, thus contributing to the research and development needs and knowledge base of the metallurgical industry and mining community. The qualified student will be able to register with ECSA as a Professional Technologist. Admission requirements and selection criteria An appropriate Magister Technologiae or an equivalent qualification of an equivalent standard. Students are selected on academic merit and approved field of study. Conferment of the degree The DTech: Extraction Metallurgy is conferred on students who have completed the research programme and thesis successfully. [-]

Doctoral Programme in Advanced Materials and Processing

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time October 2018 Portugal Guimarães

AdvamTech is a PhD sponsored by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Portuguese Foundation for the Science and Technology), and it integrates all universities where scientific research in the field of Materials Science and Engineering is performed, namely Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Universidade de Lisboa, Universidade de Coimbra, Universidade da Beira Interior, Universidade de Aveiro, Universidade do Porto and Universidade do Minho. [+]

PhDs in Materials Science. Doctoral Programme in Advanced Materials and Processing AdvamTech is a PhD sponsored by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Portuguese Foundation for the Science and Technology), and it integrates all universities where scientific research in the field of Materials Science and Engineering is performed, namely Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Universidade de Lisboa, Universidade de Coimbra, Universidade da Beira Interior, Universidade de Aveiro, Universidade do Porto and Universidade do Minho. Seventy per cent of all technical innovations are directly or indirectly linked to materials. This percentage has been increasing since 1970 and is forecast to continue increasing steadily until 2030Æ Advanced Materials have been identified by the European Commission as one of the five Key Enabling Technologies. The doctoral program proposed on Advanced Materials and Processing is in?line with this reality¨ offering a widely interdisciplinary 3rd Cycle¨ built from the competence and experience of the research institutions and academic departments involved. The program is tuned with high ranking European Universities¨ Institutes and running European PhD network programs¨ turning so the graduates more competitive worldwide and in particular in Europe¨ besides opening routes of R&D collaboration of the personnel involved¨ strengthen so Portuguese competitiveness towards European R&D projects and networking Access to higher education The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level Careers The holders of PhD degree in Advanced Materials and Processing will possess proper skills for to take positions of responsibility in the development and coordination of scientific research,... [-]

Doctoral Programme in Materials Engineering

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time October 2018 Portugal Guimarães

The goal of the Doctoral Programme in Materials Engineering is to train experts and researchers in the area of Materials Engineering, which are highly qualified and able to perform autonomous research, development and innovation work in academic or industry environment. [+]

Doctoral Programme in Materials Engineering The goal of the Doctoral Programme in Materials Engineering is to train experts and researchers in the area of Materials Engineering, which are highly qualified and able to perform autonomous research, development and innovation work in academic or industry environment. The programme is organized according to the following principles: To complete the training of master and 1st cycle degree holders in the areas of Sciences and Engineering, granting advanced training in emergent areas of Materials Engineering, namely regarding innovation and development of materials/products, technologies and processes for new applications. To develop research methodology and experimentation skills which allow the autonomous development (either individually or within a research team) of research and development (R&D) activities covering all aspects of the R6D process: revision of the state-of-the-art, project planning, selection and application of research methods and procedures, writing R&D results reports, etc. Access to higher education The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level. Careers The holders of PhD degree in Materials Engineering will possess proper skills for to take positions of responsibility in the development and coordination of scientific research, management of complex processes and high-qualified people, both in the industrial as in technical-scientific research systems at level national and international. [-]

Doctoral Programme in science and engineering of polymers and composites

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time October 2018 Portugal Guimarães

The objective of the course is providing the relevant educational and scientific knowledge. [+]

PhDs in Materials Science. Doctoral Programme in science and engineering of polymers and composites The objective of the course is providing the relevant educational and scientific knowledge that will be required to: i) encourage students to develop, in a independent way, scientific work and deeply advanced research in the envisaged field, ii) provide students advanced knowledge in the field of science and engineering of polymers and composites, iii) deepen the knowledge acquired by students in previous cycle courses in order to provide them a better training and preparation to the active life, so they may contribute to the advancement of current knowledge in the science and engineering of polymers and composites through a research creative, critical and independent Access to higher education The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level Careers Holders of PhD degree in science and engineering of polymers and composites will possess proper skills for to take positions of responsibility in the development and coordination of scientific research, management of complex processes and high-qualified people, both in the industrial as in technical-scientific research systems at level national and international. [-]