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The name of a PhD degree can be confusing when it stands for “Doctor of Philosophy,” yet isn’t necessarily about philosophy. What this refers to is a doctoral degree that focuses on attaining the highest level of philosophical knowledge of a specific topic, whether it’s in the humanities or a science.

In this case, what is a PhD in Nanoscience? As the name suggests, all things nano involve the smallest components of the universe. This can mean everything from atoms to quarks, with a focus on applying microsystems and nanotechnology in engineering, medicine, computing, and other fields benefiting from utilization of nano principles. This degree can grant graduates exciting insight into the world of micro-science and allow them to make valuable contributions affecting multiple industries.

Skills gained in a nanoscience program can benefit students for the rest of their lives. Application of creative thinking principles leads to excellent abilities in problem-solving. Students can additionally enjoy improved skills in research management and gain understanding of project management from a scientific perspective.

Program costs may depend on the length of the degree program. The individual school may also factor in, so review costs at targeted institutions to gain an idea of overall price range.

Students who complete a PhD in Nanoscience have a variety of career options. Nanoscience is an expanding field with practical applications useful to multiple industries. Graduates may become researchers and engineers for materials manufacturers, working to develop super-light, super-durable new materials with never-before-seen properties capable of changing how industrial production companies manufacture goods. Others may seek careers as nanotechnologists in semiconductor manufacturing, changing computing technologies, data storage, and data transmission. Still others may apply their knowledge of nanoscience as medical and pharmacological scientists, where micro-systems may be used as novel new vehicles for treatment and medication of diseases.

To find the right PhD program, it’s best to review options for both local and international schools and to identify the availability of online programs. For additional information, 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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9 Results in Nanoscience

Universidad de La Laguna

The Master in Molecular Nanoscience and Nanotechnology constitutes the period of formation of the Doctorate in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The universities of Valenci ... [+]

The Master in Molecular Nanoscience and Nanotechnology constitutes the period of formation of the Doctorate in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The universities of Valencia, Alicante, Jaume I, La Laguna and Castilla La Mancha participate in this doctorate.

This doctoral program has the Mention to Excellence (MEE2011-0370) granted by the General Secretariat of Universities of the Ministry of Education according to Resolution of October 6, 2011.

In recent years, certain scientific areas such as supramolecular chemistry, molecular biology, surface physics and low temperatures have reached a remarkable development in our country. Research groups have been formed that have achieved an excellent competitive position in the international area. In addition, in a natural way, the very object of research of these disciplines has been converging towards what is called Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Of the strategic importance in ID of these areas, the fact that they have been prioritized in all the National, European and International Programs of all developed countries is a good account. In these physical areas, chemists, biologists, doctors and engineers are in charge of obtaining, manipulating, organizing, studying and taking advantage of the properties of nano-sized objects. Maintaining today and in the future a truly competitive international position in some areas of Nanoscience, however, requires a level of competence that can only be achieved with a thematic focus and with adequate training of research personnel that allows them to acquire the multidisciplinary knowledge that these areas they need.... [-]

Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
University College of Southeast Norway

The Ph.D. program in Applied Micro- and Nanosystems educates scientists with broad knowledge of micro- and nanosystem technologies. This becomes an increasingly important ... [+]

Ph.D. in Applied Micro and Nanosystems

Micro and nanotechnology has become a very broad field, spanning everything from physics to materials science, chemistry and electronics, and more.

The Ph.D. program in Applied Micro- and Nanosystems educates scientists with broad knowledge of micro and nano system technologies. This becomes an increasingly important part of our everyday life, in all sorts of "smart systems", as for example sensors integrated into mobile phones, equipment for medical diagnosis, for monitoring the environment and for instrumentation in industrial processes.

Academically it builds on a broad range of engineering and science: Electronics, product design/engineering, material-learning, computer science and chemical processing, and basic physics. The research training ranging from design and mathematical modeling with advanced software tools, the manufacturing, and characterization of national leader clean room laboratories.... [-]

Norway Drammen Rauland Hønefoss Porsgrunn Bø i Telemark Kongsberg Horten  + 4 More
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Charles University Faculty of Science

The graduate study is organized by the department of physical and macromolecular chemistry in collaboration with the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of th ... [+]

The graduate study is organized by the department of physical and macromolecular chemistry in collaboration with the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Academy of Sciences, covering computational chemistry, quantum chemistry, and molecular modeling. The study is focused on biomacromolecules (DNA and proteins) and complex molecular systems. The following projects can be studied:

structure and dynamics of pairs and oligomers of DNA in the ground and excited electronic state, interaction of DNA with proteins and ligands, study of non-covalent interactions, particularly the regular and irregular hydrogen bonds, structural bioinformatics, stabilizing interactions in biomolecules - peptides and proteins and theoretical models of protein folding, theoretical study of chemical reactivity and catalysis, physical and chemical properties of molecular sieves, development of methods for the description of the static and dynamic properties of weakly bound systems, study of carbon nanostructures, interaction of biologically relevant ions with hydrated proteins, structure and dynamics of ions in solvents and at interfaces, physical and chemical processes on atmospheric aerosols, Structure, dynamics, and function of RNA and DNA. ... [-]
Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

The goal of the doctoral study program (DSP) is to educate excellent experts in the physics of nanostructures and nanomaterials suited for the future carrier in basic and ... [+]

The goal of the doctoral study program (DSP) is to educate excellent experts in the physics of nanostructures and nanomaterials suited for the future carrier in basic and applied research in nanotechnologies. The main pillars of the DSP are the theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics and physics of surfaces, advanced experimental and theoretical methods for studying the nanostructures, and smart technologies for preparation of nanostructures and nanomaterials. The DSP is of highly interdisciplinary nature and fits the cutting-edge topics of current physical and material sciences like spintronics, nanoelectronics, nanomedicine, and quantum computing. It is the only DSP in the Faculty of mathematics and physics, which integrates various areas of physics and materials research with outreach to chemistry, biology, and medicine. In coherence with the tradition of the education, in the Faculty of mathematics and physics, the ultimate goal of the education in the DSP is to provide a deep theoretical background for understanding the key physical principles and phenomena underlying the unique properties of nanostructures and nanomaterials.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
St. Petersburg Academic University of the Russian Academy Of Sciences

The department of physics and technology of nanostructures is intended to prepare high-qualified specialists in this field. The modern notion of nanostructures embraces a ... [+]

Ph.D. in Physics of Semiconductors

Language of instruction: Russian

The department of physics and technology of nanostructures is intended to prepare high-qualified specialists in this field.

The modern notion of nanostructures embraces a wide range of materials and devices applicable in absolutely different spheres: from electronics and mechanics to biotechnologies.

Besides the laboratories of the department, facilities for the trainees are provided by the Academic University, the Ioffe Institute and the Scientific-Engineering Centre of Microelectronics.

The department offers the following postgraduate program:

Physics of Semiconductors.

Using unique experimental and technological base of the laboratories of academic institutes in the course of training creates favorable conditions for mastering modern research and technological methods.... [-]

Russia Saint Petersburg
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
NOWNano The University of Manchester and Lancaster

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 interdisciplinary 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 Ph.D. 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 (inquiry-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 Ph.D. 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.... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
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Full-time
4 years
Campus
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The Nano Science and Technology (NSNT) Programme, defined on the basis of the three above elements, aims to educate students with the necessary interdisciplinary knowledg ... [+]

Nanoscience and technology are perceived as one of the most important areas affecting mankind in the 21st century. Nanoscience and technology are inherently interdisciplinary in nature. By being able to tailor material properties at the most fundamental level, nanotechnology is envisioned to impact virtually everything, from communications to energy production, environmental management, medicine, computing, and education. The scope of nanoscience and technology research may range from nanomaterials to computer electronics, medicine, and health care, aeronautics, and space, environmental studies and energy, biotechnology and agriculture, national security and education.

Pearl River Delta is well-organized to be one of the manufacturing centres of the world for a very diversified range of products. As the leading city in this region, it is imperative that Hong Kong plays the leading role in research as well as personal training for the coming wave of nanotechnology revolution.... [-]

Hong Kong
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Campus
Brno University of Technology

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 ... [+]

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 ... [-]
Czech Republic Brno
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

The multidisciplinary doctorate degree in microsystems engineering builds on the fundamentals of traditional engineering and science combined with curriculum and research ... [+]

Overview

Explore the future of nanotechnology as you work to address the technical challenges of micro-and nano-systems through analysis, research, and integration.

The multidisciplinary doctorate degree in microsystems engineering 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. This nanotechnology Ph.D. program provides a foundation to explore future technology through research in nano-engineering, design methods, and technologies and their integration into micro- and nano-scaled systems.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus