PhD program in Physics and nano sciences

XXXIV cycle - 2018/2019

Duration 3 years
Position 7 position available - 6 scholarships
Director/Coordinator Prof. Marco Affronte
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Nota 1st CALL: Five available places.

2nd CALL: No available places.

3rd CALL: The two available places focus on specific topics, as provided in the Call.
Call for admission

Scientific areas

FIS/01 (Experimental Physics), FIS/02 (Theoretical Physics, Mathematical Models and Methods), FIS/03 (Material Physics), FIS/07 [Applied Physics (Cultural Heritage, Environment, Biology and Medicine)], CHIM/02 (Physical Chemistry), CHIM/03 (General and Inorganic Chemistry), CHIM/06 (Organic Chemistry)

Admission requirements

Italian second level degree (laurea specialistica, under D.M. 509/99 or laurea magistrale, under D.M. 207/04) or Italian degree obtained prior to D.M. 13 509/99 or equivalent qualification obtained abroad.
More information available in the Call.


The interdisciplinary Course is aimed at learning and applying experimental techniques and advanced theoretical / computational methods for the study of matter and systems at the micro- and nanoscale. Doctoral students have access to local laboratories with advanced instrumentation and to international facilities (synchrotrons, supercomputing) and have the opportunity to participate in national / international research networks with stays abroad.

The aim of the course is to train researchers with specialized skills in key areas of physics and nanosciences in order to acquire the transversal knowledge useful for interacting with operators in multi-disciplinary sectors. The proposed training path is strongly interdisciplinary and open to students from different backgrounds (physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, etc.). The topics covered include: quantum sciences and technologies; nano-energy conversion systems; functional surfaces and nanostructured systems: fabrication and spectroscopy; physics of bio (nano) systems; functional molecules; graphene; nano-tribology; advanced computational theory and methods for nano-systems. The training course includes learning and the practice of advanced experimental techniques among which surface science, microscopy, low temperature physics and theoretical methods for the physics of correlated systems and computational techniques for high performance scientific computing.

The training is aimed at obtaining the necessary skills for the access to the academic career and the roles of researcher or technologist in Italian and foreign universities and research institutions, as well as the high level training of managers and executives in the sector of industry and services.


Three years (01/11/2018 - 31/10/2021)


The course venue is at Modena.

For further information please contact

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