PhD program in Physics and nano sciences

XXXVII cycle - 2021/2022

Duration 3 years
Position 10 position available - 10 scholarships
Director/Coordinator Prof. Stefano Frabboni
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Nota 1ST CALL: expired

2ND CALL: expired

3RD CALL: four selection procedures, each one for 1 position with scholarship on specific topic
Admission Expiration date 28/10/2021 at 13:00
Call for admission
Final ranking Published 10/11/2021
Enrollment deadline 15/11/2021 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/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. 509/99 or equivalent qualification obtained abroad.
More information available in the Call.


This interdisciplinary Course aims 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 (materials deposition, lithography, microscopy, spectroscopy, low temperature physics, biophysics) as well as to international facilities (synchrotrons, supercomputing, electron microscopy) and they have the opportunity to participate at 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 it is open to students with 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 computing.

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


Three years (01/11/2021 - 31/10/2024)
(For PON scholarships 01/01/2022 - 31/12/2024)


The course venue is at Modena.


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Based on a rigorous selection process, applications are processed once a year. The admissions will be open in May 2018 (refer to the Calls).

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» Guide for admission application to Ph.D. programmes

Please complete the application form and submit it electronically following the application guide. A non-returnable administrative fee of 25 € will be charged. The decision on admission as well as on financial support is published on the web.

Contact office

For further information please contact:
Master and PhD Office
via Università, 4 - 41121 Modena
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