Doctorate Degrees in Physics

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Candidates for a Physics PhD program are typically graduates from previous degree programs that provided a necessary basis of knowledge in mathematics and science. Some specializations for Physics PhD programs can include condensed matter physics, atomic physics, molecular physics, optical physics, geophysics, biophysics, high energy/particle physics, and astrophysics.

Practical applications for specific theoretical training and skills practiced in a Physics PhD program can include engineering, product development, consulting, teaching and more. Applied physics is the area of research intended for use, but all Physics PhD topics are considered valuable contributions to our knowledge of the world. In addition to a dissertation, duties and expectations for a Physics PhD candidate may include assisting with other ongoing research projects, publications, and to assist in teaching undergraduate courses.

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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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PhD in Imaging Science

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Rochester

The doctor of philosophy degree in imaging science signifies high achievement in scholarship and independent investigation in the diverse aspects of imaging science. [+]

The doctor of philosophy degree in imaging science signifies high achievement in scholarship and independent investigation in the diverse aspects of imaging science. Candidates for the doctoral degree must demonstrate proficiency by:

Successfully completing course work, including a core curriculum, as defined by the student’s plan of study; Passing a series of examinations; and Completing an acceptable dissertation under supervision of the student’s research adviser and dissertation committee.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the Ph.D. program in imaging science, candidates must: Hold a bachelor of science degree in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or one of the natural sciences. (Because imaging science encompasses a wide variety of scientific disciplines, students with diverse backgrounds are accepted into the program. Exceptional students from other fields may be accepted.) Have completed courses in calculus, university physics (one year), modern physics, and a computer language. Submit scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Submit official transcripts from all previous course work. Submit two letters of recommendation from individuals well-qualified to judge their abilities for graduate study. Submit an application for graduate study. ... [-]

PhD in Materials Science at Montana State University

American Consortium of Universities (Interlink)
Campus September 2017 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. [+]

PhDs in Physics. 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... [-]

PhD in Chemistry, Technology and Properties of Materials

Brno University of Technology
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 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... [-]

PhD in Biomechanics

Charles University Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The graduate of doctoral studies in Biomechanics is well prepared from a professional point of view. He/she has the knowledge and skills needed to solve scientific and research issues concerning basic and applied research as well as other areas of research and development, where biomechanics is involved. [+]

PhDs in Physics. Biomechanics is an interdisciplinary scientific discipline, which, based on a detailed knowledge of anatomy and the biochemistry of relevant processes, deals with the mechanical structure and behaviour of living systems and their mutual mechanical interactions. The main theoretical aim is the formulation of generally valid rules, both at the cellular and organic level, as well as at the human, individual level. The biophysical and engineering methodological approach for solving tasks is supported by high-level knowledge of biological character. The research takes place at various distinct levels ranging from micro-biomechanics (cellular level) to living macro systems (e.g. biomechanics of humans). It is possible to encounter biomechanic applications in a wide range of sciences and professional activities. Biomechanics in this form can be used not only in the area of basic research, but also in a wide range of professional activities such as rehabilitation medicine, ergonomics, forensic and biomedicine engineering, sports, etc. The training centre of the Charles University and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic provides interdisciplinary education in the PhD degree study programmes in a broad scope, and within particular specializations. Students´ curricula are highly individualized according to the demands of the chosen issue and specialization. During the studies great emphasis is placed upon students' independent research activity within the context of the teamwork of the training centre. Experimental facilities include laboratories of particular training workplaces. Students´ publications appear in respected scientific magazines, and an active participation in congresses is considered an integral part of... [-]

Phd Program "Dynamics, Ballistics, Traffic Control Of Flying Machines"

Samara National Research University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Russia Samara

The main objective of the program is to train highly qualified personnel in the field of dynamics and control the spatial (angular) motion of spacecraft and satellites (including micro-devices and nano-class) on the passive and active parts of the orbital motion, followed by the assignment of a scientific degree of PhD. [+]

The main objective of the program is to train highly qualified personnel in the field of dynamics and control the spatial (angular) motion of spacecraft and satellites (including micro-devices and nano-class) on the passive and active parts of the orbital motion, followed by the assignment of a scientific degree of PhD. As part of the training and dissertation examines characteristics of free and forced motion and control the dynamics of space systems and devices / satellites in the presence of external and internal disturbances of different nature, including the existence of gravitational and electromagnetic fields of the planets as well as the effect of the dissipative and eksitativnyh effects (atmospheres of planets, the internal effects friction, etc.). The area of ​​professional activities include: field of science, engineering and technology, covering the issues of integration of interacting measurement, information, computing, control and energy systems based on elements and nodes of high-precision mechanics, electronic, electrical, optical, and computer components, and provides research, design, development and production of qualitatively new optimal, adaptive and intelligent systems and traffic control systems, navigation and orientation in general and their sub-systems, in particular for aircraft and moving different objects. The program addressed the fundamental and applied aspects of nonlinear dynamics of mechanical / mechatronic systems of celestial mechanics, flight dynamics, motion control components and space systems, devices and satellites in passive and active sections of the trajectory. We study and study features of the dynamics of motion of spacecraft and satellites in the presence of external and... [-]

PhD in Nano Science and Technology

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Hong Kong

The Nano Science and Technology (NSNT) Program, defined on the basis of the three above elements, aims to educate students with the necessary interdisciplinary knowledge to contribute to the long-term nanoscale research and development, which will lead to potential breakthroughs in areas such as materials and manufacturing, nano-electronics, medicine and healthcare, environment, energy, chemicals, and biotechnology. [+]

PhDs in Physics. Nano science and technology is perceived as one of the most important area affecting mankind in the 21st century. Nano science and technology is 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 nano science and technology research may range from nanomaterials to computer electronics, medicine and healthcare, 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 centers 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 personnel training for the coming wave of nanotechnology revolution. While diversified in its applications, nano science and technology has three well-defined core elements which define the basis of our teaching/research program. These three elements are: sample fabrication, characterization-experimentation, and theory-simulations. The Nano Science and Technology (NSNT) Program, defined on the basis of the three above elements, aims to educate students with the necessary interdisciplinary knowledge to contribute to the long-term nanoscale research and development, which will lead to potential breakthroughs in areas such as materials and manufacturing, nano-electronics, medicine and healthcare, environment, energy, chemicals, and biotechnology. This program allows students to apply the knowledge in physical science to their study in nano science... [-]

PhD STARS program

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

STARS is a program supporting talented PhD students at the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague. The aim of this program is to provide excellent education and an adequate income to PhD students of the Faculty. [+]

STARS is a program supporting talented PhD students at the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague. The aim of this program is to provide excellent education and an adequate income to PhD students of the Faculty. The STARS program wants to attract the best students from the Czech Republic as well as from abroad. Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, is a top-quality centre of research in natural sciences. The Faculty takes care about its future and that’s why the STARS program was born. Come to Prague and become the future of our Faculty! Am I eligible? The STARS program is open to all applicants who hold a master‘s degree or equivalent in sciences, medicine, pharmacology and a related field of study. It is also open to students who are in the last year of their studies and will be able to present their degree diploma at the beginning of their PhD study. The candidate should be proficient in English; however, no formal English exam (such as TOEFL) is required. How can I apply? You can choose up to three projects (from Open calls) for which you can then apply through an online application form. Open calls During the STARS 2017 call, prospective students can apply to PhD research topics announced on the web pages on January 1, 2017. Deadline for application is February, 29, 2017. Find more about PhD project topics: Biology Characterization of the injection apparatus of the intracellular microsporidian parasites Human mating strategies in a... [-]

Ph.D. in Aviation

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Asia
Online & Campus Combined Part time August 2017 Singapore

You’ve earned your bachelor’s and master’s degrees, but you desire more. To take your education to an even higher level, Embry-Riddle offers a Ph.D. in Aviation. The first Ph.D. in aviation offered in the United States, this innovative program is designed to prepare students like you with cognitive research skills necessary to solve acute problems facing the field of aviation, and to advance the discipline. [+]

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Complete your PhD in Aviation alongside world experts at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Asia Come Visit ERAU Asia - Next Open Day - Saturday April 1, 2017 A specialized program for specialized learning, delivered in partnership with the Singapore Aviation Academy! You’ve earned your bachelor’s and master’s degrees, but you desire more. To take your education to an even higher level, Embry-Riddle offers a Ph.D. in Aviation. The first Ph.D. in aviation offered in the United States, this innovative program is designed to prepare students like you with cognitive research skills necessary to solve acute problems facing the field of aviation, and to advance the discipline. Through the Ph.D. program, aviation professionals get the chance to pursue the discipline in a diverse, intellectually versatile, multidisciplinary environment. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers this program primarily online with the inclusion of three six-day residencies in partnership with the Singapore Aviation Academy. This way, you can continue working while you get your degree. The Ph.D. program is open to aviation professionals who include flight crew members, air traffic controllers, industry technical representatives, aviation educators, government employees and others wishing to advance their knowledge and enhance their careers. About the Ph.D. in Aviation The mission of the Ph.D. in Aviation program is to produce outstanding scholars for careers in research and teaching in the aviation field. At Embry-Riddle, Ph.D. in Aviation students take part in a rigorous, research-driven... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Science

Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST)
Campus Full time 5 years November 2017 Macau

Our curricula are based on a solid foundation with a balanced coverage of theory and practice, and undergo frequent update to keep the content current. we have also been gradually increasing the use of English as the medium of instruction. Our mission is to train students to become IT professionals who are hardworking, responsible, and good team players, with the skills and capabilities to contribute to the development of our local and regional societies, and to be able to survive in the increasingly competitive global market. At FIT, students will not only gain knowledge but more importantly understand the principles and importance of life-long learning. [+]

Doctor of Philosophy in Science Computer Technology and Application This major provides training for students to become high-level researchers in the area of computer technology and application. We provide high-quality courses in selected topics in computer technology, training students to master the research methods in computer technology. This major will solidate their foundation for conducting research in field of computer technology. Graduates should propose innovative ideas or publish innovative research results on a specialized topic. Electronic Information Technology This major provides training for students to become high-level researchers in the area of electronic information technology. We provide high-quality courses in selected topics in electronic information technology, training students to master the research methods in electronic information technology. This major will solidate their foundation for conducting research in the field of electronic information technology.Graduates should propose innovative ideas or publish innovative research results on a specialized topic. Space Information Technology Space information technology is a multidisciplinary major of information technology and space science. This major provides training for students to become high-level researchers in the area of space information technology. We provide high-quality courses in selected topics in information technology and space science, training students to master the research methods for analyzing of space science data. This major will solidate their foundation for conducting research in the field of space information technology.Graduates should propose innovative ideas or publish innovative research results on a specialized topic. For Curriculum details, please refer to: http://www.must.edu.mo/en/fi-en/programme/doctoral-degree-programme/study-plan [-]

PhD in Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences

GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute
Campus Full time 3 years November 2017 Italy L'Aquila

The PhD program in Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences aims to guide graduate students to deal not only with the most classic aspects of Mathematics, such as Partial Differential Equations, Stochastic Analysis, Mathematical Physics and Numerical Analysis but also with emerging new challenges proposed by non traditional domains of application, requiring the development of new tools and inter and multidisciplinary approaches. One additional PhD position will be financed by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)for the research program in Network Communications in Plant Roots(see the following table*). [+]

PhDs in Physics. The PhD degree in Mathematics will guide graduate students to deal not only with the more traditional aspects of this discipline, such as Pure Mathematics, Partial Differential Equations and Mathematical Physics, but also with entirely new challenges, which require the development of the most appropriate tools to deal with the complexity, such as Stochastic Analysis and Computational Mathematics. Places / Scholarships : 10 Scholarships GSSI awards scholarships for 3 years. The yearly amount of the scholarship is of €16.159,91 gross(an additional 50% on monthly basis may be awarded for research period aboard if approved by the GSSI). Facilities and benefits All PhD students will have tuition fees waived; All PhD students will have free accommodation at the GSSI facilities or a financial substitute of 350,00 Euros gross/month (to obtain the contribution, the students would have to present a rental agreement); All PhD students will have free luncheon vouchers(1 per day, working days,except school closures, missions, other situations contemplated by the GSSI rules); All PhD students will be covered by insurance against any accident and/or injury that may occur while carrying out their PhD activities. Requirements English knowledge is compulsory. Applications are opened to candidates who meet the below requirements without regard to nationality, age, gender or religion: Italian Degree Foreign Degree Graduating Applicants “Laurea Magistrale” (or “Specialistica”) or Four or five years degree according to the previous rules of the Italian higher education system (vecchio ordinamento) Foreign degrees are considered and their eligibility is assessed by the... [-]

PhD in Physics of Nanostructures

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The graduate of the PhD study branch Physics of nanostructures will be competent in the field of physical properties of various types of low-dimensional structures in semiconductor, metallic, and dielectric materials, as well as biological nanostructures. [+]

Subject entrance examination The subject entrance examination takes the form of a discussion about the chosen study programme and the intended doctoral thesis topic. The committee judges the applicant's interest in the field, motivation, expertise, and overall readiness for doctoral studies. The level of knowledge expected is that required for passing the state final examination of the corresponding master's study programme and branch at Charles University. The applicant must demonstrate his/her insight into the basic areas of science relevant to the chosen thesis topic. The committee also takes into account documents submitted with the application, namely the statement by the proposed advisor, by the head of the proposed training department, recommendation letters, CV, and the letter of motivation. Language entrance examination The language entrance examination verifies that you have an adequate command of the English language, i.e. at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Conditions for admission Admission for studies You will be admitted for studies if you have completed a Master degree programme, successfully pass (or get a waiver of) the subject and language entrance examination, and if an advisor in the required study programme is available. Information on the exercise of graduates The graduate of the PhD study branch Physics of nanostructures will be competent in the field of physical properties of various types of low-dimensional structures in semiconductor, metallic, and dielectric materials, as well as biological nanostructures. According to the subject of the PhD thesis, he/she will be an... [-]

PhD in Astronomy

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University (NAU) will launch a new PhD program in Astronomy and Planetary Science in the Fall of 2016. The Department is now recruiting new faculty members and PhD students. [+]

PhDs in Physics. The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University (NAU) will launch a new PhD program in Astronomy and Planetary Science in the Fall of 2016. The Department is now recruiting new faculty members and PhD students. Current and Future Faculty Expertise Current faculty members use ground-based and space-based telescopes to study small bodies in the Solar System and the formation and evolution of other planetary systems; spacecraft imagery to study planetary surfaces; and a state-of-the-art laboratory to study astrophysical ice analogs. NAU faculty members have close research collaborations with scientists at local institutions including Lowell Observatory, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Astrogeology Science Center, and the United States Naval Observatory. In the next few years, the Department will hire tenure-track faculty members with expertise in exoplanet science, astro-chemistry, astro-informatics, astronomical instrumentation, and observational astronomy specializing in Solar System objects, exoplanets, or related topics. Superb Access To Large Telescopes Faculty members and their PhD students have full competitive access to facilities run by the University of Arizona including the 2 x 8.4-meter Large Binocular Telescope, 6.5-meter Magellan Telescopes, 6.5-meter MMT telescope, 2.3-meter Bok telescope 1.8-meter Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope, and the 1.5-meter Kuiper Telescope. NAU researches have access to the 4.3-meter Discovery Channel Telescope, 1.8 Perkins telescope, and 0.8-meter NURO telescope through partnerships with Lowell Observatory. Faculty and students also have access to the 0.5-meter Lutz telescope on the NAU campus. Curriculum PhD students in the program will build skills and knowledge through formal class... [-]

Doctoral Programme in Science (Technology)

Aalto University
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 4 more

The goal of the programme is to train doctors in physics, mathematics, biomedical engineering, computer science and industrial engineering and management to serve in the academic world, public sector and industry and commerce. [+]

The goal of the programme is to train doctors in physics, mathematics, biomedical engineering, computer science and industrial engineering and management to serve in the academic world, public sector and industry and commerce. Doctors graduating from Aalto Doctoral Programme in Science have what it takes to serve in demanding academic research and teaching positions and in expert, development and management positions of the information society. The departments, which are in charge of doctoral education at the School of Science, offer research fields that are based on strong research traditions and research at the highest international level. At the moment there are four Centres of Excellence in Research at the departments of the School of Science designated by the Academy of Finland. The School of Science is also very active in the national Doctoral Education Networks. What can you study? Aalto Doctoral Programme in Science offers the degree of Doctor of Science (Technology) in one of the following departments and their research fields: Department of Applied Physics Department of Computer Science Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering Graduate as doctor in four years Doctoral education at the School of Science is based on vigorous basic research that forms a strong basis for teaching and both development and innovation activities. The most important part of the education is writing the dissertation in a strong research milieu. The theoretical studies that support the thesis work are tailored individually to suit the... [-]

PhD in Biophysics

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

Doctoral students do research at the Bioluminescent Biotechnology Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Valentina Kratasyuk. [+]

PhDs in Physics. Doctoral students do research at the Bioluminescent Biotechnology Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Valentina Kratasyuk. Their research focuses on studying the chemical nature of light emission by luminous bacteria and other luminous species, modeling the enzyme metabolism in cell hyaloplasm, developing new generations of bioluminescent biosensors for environmental monitoring and medical diagnostics and other issues of bioluminescence research. Programme Leader Professor Valentina Kratasyuk’s research interests are mechanisms of bioluminescence, bioluminescent enzymatic biosensors, enzymatic toxicity bioassays, bioluminescent analysis, biotechnological design, biochemistry, science education, history of sciences, immobi- lization of enzymes. Entry requirements: Master’s degree in Biophysics, Biology, Biological Engineering, Physics, Ecology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Bioinformatics, an adequate level of English proficiency (certificate or other document) 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. Curriculum BASIC COURSES Problems of Modern Biophysics 2 (72) Biophysics 2 (72) 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) [-]