Doctorate Degrees in Material Science

Compare 11 PhD Programs in Material 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 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 Material Science. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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 doctoral program: Thermodynamic... [-]

PhD in Physics

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

The PhD degree is conferred primarily in recognition of breadth of scholarship, depth of research, and power to investigate problems independently and efficiently. Students must successfully complete coursework and a thesis containing significant original research. [+]

PhDs in Material Science. Joining the Department of Physics as a postgraduate student is an exciting prospect. The Department has received worldwide recognition for its research breakthroughs. The strong research culture within the Department, and in the University as a whole, has encouraged such success, which has been characterized by frequent collaboration between experimental and theoretical faculty members. By pursuing research at the frontier of knowledge and innovation at the cutting edge of technology, our faculty seeks to preserve and nurture a sense of wonder about the natural world and to impart it to students as a lasting motivation for learning. Our postgraduate programs seek to provide students with a solid grounding in broad physics principles and techniques, an ambience conducive to creative and innovative activities, and opportunities for cross- and inter-disciplinary research. The PhD degree is conferred primarily in recognition of breadth of scholarship, depth of research, and power to investigate problems independently and efficiently. Students must successfully complete coursework and a thesis containing significant original research. Research Foci The Department concentrates its resources on condensed matter physics with potential relevance to the technological industry. Faculty and postgraduate research focuses on optical, condensed matter and statistical physics, and includes the physics of lasers, solid state, mesoscopic systems, devices, nanomaterials, thin films, surfaces, interfaces, liquid crystals, polymers and composites. Admission Requirements i. General Admission Requirements Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree should have: obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification; ii. English Language... [-]

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. [+]

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. [+]

PhDs in Material 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: Extraction Metallurgy is conferred on students who have completed the research programme and thesis successfully. [-]

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 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 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. [+]

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 the courses included in... [-]

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. [+]

PhDs in Material Science. 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... [-]

PhD in Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals

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

Doctoral students do research at the Laboratory of Metallurgy of the Light Metals under the supervision of Professor Petr Polyakov. Their research focuses on studying high-temperature electrochemical processes and designing new types of environmentally friendly and energy efficient electrolyzers. [+]

Doctoral students do research at the Laboratory of Metallurgy of the Light Metals under the supervision of Professor Petr Polyakov. Their research focuses on studying high-temperature electrochemical processes and designing new types of environmentally friendly and energy efficient electrolyzers. Programme Leader Professor Petr Polyakov’s research interests are high-temperature electrochemical processes, electrometallurgy of aluminium and electrolyzer design. Entry requirements: Master’s degree in Chemistry, Physics, Material Science or Metallurgy (transcript of records), an adequate level of English proficiency (certificate or other document) Apply to The Centre for International Education and Certified Testing for a certificate if you do not have it, the Russian language preparatory course is available. 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. Research Autoclave processes with participation of precious metals Recycling spent automotive and industrial catalysts Extractive metallurgy of non-ferrous metals Curriculum BASIC COURSES Theory of Non-Ferrous Extractive Metallurgy 2 (72) 2 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) [-]

PhD in Material Science & Engineering

National Central University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Taiwan Taoyuan

Institute of Materials Science and Engineering (IMSE) was founded in August, 2005, and currently offers both master and doctoral programs. [+]

PhDs in Material Science. Institute of Materials Science and Engineering (IMSE) was founded in August, 2005, and currently offers both master and doctoral programs. The long-term aim of our institute is to establish a world-class materials science research teaching unit. As for short-term, we focus on developing renewable energy and hydrogen-related technology by combining different fields of research within NCU, such as Nano-structures, catalysts, energy, and environment. Hydrogen production, solar cells, LEDs, fuel cells, secondary batteries, and super capacitors are our important topics. IMSE currently consists of 7 faculties, 2 chair professor, 2 joint faculties, and 2 adjunct faculties. In addition to the institute office , there are individual offices for all the professors in IMSE. Superior integration with the Center of Precision Instruments has provided the necessary facilities for materials studies, fully supporting our high-quality and advanced research. Fundamental Core Courses Special Topics on Surface Analysis Phase Transformation Electronic Materials Science Electrochemistry Heat treatment Solid State Materials Physics Professional Development Courses Processing of Semiconductor Thin Films Processing and Characterization of Nano-materials Materials for Hydrogen Energy Special Topic on Electrochemistry Introduction to Semiconductor Devices Amorphous metallic alloys Requirements for Graduation Required credits : 18 credits Duration of Study : 2~7 years Other Requirements : 4 of the 6 core courses should be selected; students should pass at least 3 of them. Seminar course should be taken four semesters. Research Facilities & Labs Raman Spectrometer (Uni RAM) Low-vacuum SEM (Hitachi 3500N) Focus Ion Beam (FEI Versa 3D) Field-emission SEM (FEI NOVA... [-]