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 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 Physics (Focused on Education)

University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Science
Campus Part time September 2017 Czech Republic Hradec Králové

Doctoral program Physics – Didactics of Physics provides the opportunity for university educated professionals in the field of physical education to deepen their knowledge and training in fields they encounter in their professional and scientific activities. [+]

Study the PhD Physics, with a focus on education at UHK! Doctoral program Physics – Didactics of Physics provides the opportunity for university educated professionals in the field of physical education to deepen their knowledge and training in fields they encounter in their professional and scientific activities. Students gain higher competences for inventiveness in solving problems associated with the transfer of physical knowledge, especially in the context of interpretation in the education of children, youth, and adults. Specifics of this doctoral program are: the influence of teaching physics history, transfer of scientific knowledge into teaching physics - especially in secondary schools, development of physical thinking of pupils and physical problem solving by them, enhancement of creativity in the classroom and in extracurricular activities, educational and psychological problems associated with teaching physics at the middle and elementary school, the impact of computer technology in teaching physics, the use of interdisciplinary relations, etc. Applicant Profile: Graduates of master programs Physics Teacher Training for Lower and Upper Secondary School or graduates of the master study program Physics and programs relatives who have completed additional pedagogical studies or otherwise obtain a teaching qualification in accordance with applicable regulations. Entrance Exam: Applicant’s level of knowledge and its depth, prerequisites for his/her independent creative scientific work in the field of Physics Didactics is verified by the interview. The applicant shall submit a brief plan of his/her intended dissertation project and provides proof of any previous professional and publications. Absolvent profile: Graduate of doctoral study Didactics of... [-]

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. [+]

PhDs in Physics. 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... [-]

PhD in Physics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the PhD in Physics is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of physics. [+]

The purpose of the PhD in Physics is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of physics. A PhD in Physics is a pure science based research study that requires candidates to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution at the frontiers of the discipline of specialisation. The PhD in Physics demands a very high level of intellectual, theoretical and practical specialized science knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of the application of advanced experimental methods and techniques of the modern research, as well as of fundamental scientific and academic values in generating, processing, interpreting and presenting research data orally and in written form. [-]

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. [+]

PhDs in Physics. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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... [-]

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... [-]

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. [+]

Apply for the PhD in Aviation.

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 program that pushes them to their greatest potential. This is accomplished by... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Earth and Planetary Science

Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST)
Campus Full time 6 years November 2017 Macau

The establishment of Space Science Institute (SSI) in Macau University of Science and Technology is based on the research background of the university and is adapted to the space exploration research that has been developed very fast in the world in recent years. The objectives of SSI are the innovative research on lunar and planetary science as well as the popularization of the research achievements to the Macao society. [+]

PhDs in Physics. Recently, the research of SSI will focus on the following topics: research on Lunar exploration, research on Mars and other planetary exploration and research on near earth asteroids. There are a few of full time research staffs in this Institute. The faculty members in Faculty of Information Technology and General Studied in MUST will join the research as well. Supported by STDF in Macao, we have already finished 3 projects in the past years. They are: 1. Pre-study of the Effective Load of gamma/X Ray Spectrometer for Moon Exploration. 2. The processing, analysis, application and research on the exploration data of Chang’e-1. 3. Research on instrument to detect the minor water on the lunar surface and the methods to analyze nuclear spectrum. In the mean time, there are three ongoing projects in SSI, all these projects are supported by STDF in Macao. 1. Astronomical observations and space exploration of solar system small bodies. 2. Retrieving the compositions of the Lunar surface with Chang’E-1 IIM data. 3. Research on digital Lunar Topography, component analysis and space plasma environment near the moon based on Chang’e-2 Exploration data. [-]

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. [+]

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 work and an... [-]

Official Doctoral Program In Applied Physics

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2017 Spain A Coruña Ferrol + 2 more

The Doctoral Program in Applied Physics is an official university degree framed in the field of applied sciences and oriented to different aspects of science and technology. It is an interuniversity program between the University of Vigo (coordinating university) and the University of A Coruña. [+]

PhDs in Physics. Introduction The Programme Doctoral Degree in Applied Physics Is an official university degree framed in the field of applied sciences and oriented to different aspects of science and technology. It is an interuniversity program between the University of Vigo (coordinating university) and the University of A Coruña. The objective of this program is to provide the necessary skills to our students so that through the completion of their doctoral thesis they acquire the knowledge that allows them to carry out research projects and / or their incorporation into the industrial world. Why study the degree The global society is immersed in a continuous and rapid technological evolution, which some have already proposed as a new historical, technological and social acceleration. Physics, and in particular Applied Physics, is a link that can avoid what was called a technological gap, allowing us to establish contact between natural phenomena and technological and applied "phenomena". This will favor the development of companies related to new materials and the environment such as polymers, new fuels and refrigerants, ionic liquids, physical pollutants, meteorological and / or oceanic aspects related to the environment, etc. What is learned Students can choose from three specialties. Physics Applied to Materials Physics Applied to the Environment Applied laser technologies Students can integrate into one of these lines of research: Thermofísica de Liquidos Science and Technology of Polymers Applied Physics of the Environment Applied Laser Technologies Computational Physics Lines of investigation These are the lines of research of this... [-]

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 Materials Engineering and Materials Design

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years August 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. [+]

PhDs in Physics. 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. We continue to invest in first-rate facilities and equipment dedicated to teaching. There are computer rooms and design laboratories with networked PCs to support computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided engineering (CAE) using industry-standard software packages. We also have workshops and laboratories for 'hands-on' investigations, experiments and realisation of designs. Our students tell us that workshop, design class and laboratory sessions are some of the most enjoyable parts of our courses. Research support Support for Postgraduate Research... [-]

PhD in Atmospheric Physics

National Central University
Campus Full time September 2017 Taiwan Taoyuan

The Institute of Atmospheric Physics is responsible for the graduate programs in atmospheric sciences. The Institute has both the master and the Ph.D. programs. Students in each program are enrolled separately through entrance exam of master or Ph.D. programs. [+]

The Institute of Atmospheric Physics is responsible for the graduate programs in atmospheric sciences. The Institute has both the master and the Ph.D. programs. Students in each program are enrolled separately through entrance exam of master or Ph.D. programs. For students studying toward the master degree, the goal of the Institute is to build up their research ability and to equip them with advanced knowledge and research tools in atmospheric sciences. Therefore, they are required to take at least 24 credits of advanced courses in atmospheric sciences. Furthermore, each student must complete, under the supervision of one of the institute’s faculty members, a master thesis in his/her special field. As for students toward the Ph.D. degree, developing their independent research ability is of primary concern. Therefore, Ph.D. students are only required to take 18 credits of courses but are required to, under the supervision of one or several Institute’s faculty members, conduct an original research in their interested fields. Theoretical Courses Climate Dynamics Objective Data Analysis Atmospheric Convection Planetary Boundary Layer Advanced Applied Math Advanced Atmospheric Dynamics Applied Courses Radar Meteorology Atmospheric Radiation Mesoscale Meteorology Air Pollution Meteorology Numerical Simulations Requirements for Graduation Required credits : 24 credits (4 credits for seminars) Duration of Study : 2~7 years Other requirements : Pass written and oral qualify exam; Publish at least one paper in SCI journals, and need to be either first or corresponding author Research Facilities & Lab Mesoscale Simulation Lab Synoptic –Dynamics Lab Climate Dynamics and Simulation Lab Climate/... [-]

PhD in Astroparticle Physics

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

The research and PhD in physics at the GSSI is focused on astroparticle physics. Astroparticle physics is an interdisciplinary and young research field, grown at the intersection of particle physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics and cosmology. [+]

PhDs in Physics. The research and PhD in physics at the GSSI is focused on astroparticle physics. Astroparticle physics is an interdisciplinary and young research field, grown at the intersection of particle physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics and cosmology. It addresses some of the most pressing and fundamental questions in science today: the origin and the evolution of our universe, the nature of dark matter and dark energy, the study of neutrinos and of the ultimate constituents of matter, the search for gravitational waves, the investigation and explanation of the cosmic rays. 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... [-]