The four-year structured PhD programme in Novel Nano Materials is an internationally oriented programme. A PhD programme at the University of Twente can be started throughout the year. Read more about the related Master's programmes in Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Nanotechnology if you have yet to start a Master of Science programme.
Exceptional materials properties are at the heart of many modern technologies. To optimize properties for given applications, it is very important to understand and control the materials from the atomic to the macroscopic scale. In addition to the intrinsic properties of the materials, the physical and chemical properties of surfaces and interfaces and more generally, of materials in reduced dimensions, are of particular interest. These often differ qualitatively from the corresponding bulk properties. Active control of artificial structures, such as multilayers and nanostructures, opens unparalleled and practically inexhaustible opportunities for tailoring properties of new materials.
This graduate school programme covers the entire spectrum, ranging from a basic understanding of the relationship between physical properties, structure and chemical composition of (structured) materials, through strategies to control material on nanometer scales towards the development of devices with novel, pre-designed functionalities. All aspects of the various perspectives are addressed in lectures discussing systematic trends in the physics and chemistry of a number of classes of materials, current developments and novel advanced materials. This graduate programme is especially suited for Bachelor’s and Master’s students from the disciplines physics, chemistry and nanotechnology.