PhD program in Physics and nano sciences

XXXIII cycle - 2017/2018

Duration 3 years
Position 8 position available - 5 scholarships
Director/Coordinator Prof. Marco Affronte
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Nota From 5 to 29 June, a call for admission for a three-year research grant is open: the title of the research project is "Optimizing nanoscale composition of new thin film organic transistors".
From 15 June to 13 July, the general call (for 5 positions with scholarship and 2 positions without scholarship) is open.
Admission Expiration date 13/07/2017 at 13:00
Call for admission
Final ranking Published 22/09/2017
Enrollment deadline 02/10/2017 at 15:30:00

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/01 (Analytical Chemistry), 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 the development / application of experimental techniques and advanced theoretical / computational methods for studying matter and systems at micro- and nano-scale. PhD students have access to local (lithographies) and international (synchrotron, supercomputer) facilities and they will participate in national / international research networks with stages abroad.

The course includes two training paths:
- "Physics" - This path is aimed at developping reasearch activities in the physics of matter through the acquisition of experimental and theoretical skills. The aim is to train experts in research in experimental/theoretical physics and physical methods applied in different fields. - "Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies" - This is an interdisciplinary path open to students with different backgrounds (physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, etc.) The themes that characterize this path include: nano-systems for energy conversion, quantum technologies, functional surfaces and nanostructured systems: fabrication, microscopy and spectroscopy, (nano-)bio systems preparation and study of functional molecules and graphene, nano-tribology, advanced computational methods and theoretical physics, physics of (nano-)devices. The objective is to develop interdisciplinary skills in the areas of nanoscience that are necessary to interact with different operators in multi-disciplinary areas.

The training is aimed at acquiring the skills required for access to academic careers as researcher or technology roles in universities and research institutes in Italy and abroad, as well as in the training of executives in industry and services.


Three years (01/11/2017 - 31/10/2020)


The course venue is at Modena.

For further information please contact

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