Structure and aims

The Doctoral Course in Science and Engineering of Materials and Nanostructures (Corso di Dottorato in Scienza ed Ingegneria dei Materiali e delle Nanostrutture or SIMN, in Italian) is a three-year PhD Programme that aims at training at international level young researchers in the most advanced fields of science and engineering of innovative materials at the forefront of science and technology.

Research and Training

The SIMN Students can perform their research activity in the labs of the three reference Departments: the Dept. of Chemical Sciences (DiSC), the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy (DFA) and the Dept. of Industrial Engineering (DII). Indeed, SIMN adopts a highly multi-disciplinary approach to training through the combination of complementary expertise exceeding the traditional boundaries between disciplines like chemistry, physics or engineering and providing advanced training opportunities in the field of materials, in particular nanostructured ones, to Students coming from different degree programs. This approach will provide the SIMN Students a vision, as much as possible transversal and wide, of the development of innovative materials encompassing different fields of application such as energetics, catalysis, nanophotonics, optoelectronics, sensing or biomedicine.

SIMN Students deal effectively with all materials topics, i.e., design, (nano)fabrication, characterization and modeling of innovative materials and devices, through the understanding and the use of the relationship between (nano)structure and function of the material developed for targeted applications.

Job Placement

The acquired ability to master different languages and the special emphasis given to transversal and multidisciplinary skills will provide the SIMN Students the possibility to find job placement both in academic or public research and in R&D division at industrial level.