Why choose this programme?
Advanced materials, renewable energy solutions, and nanotechnology are areas of focus in both industry and research. A master’s degree in Materials Chemistry, Materials Physics or Energy Physics will give you a foundation for an interesting career.
Advanced materials, renewable energy solutions, and nanotechnology are areas of focus in both industry and research. A master’s degree in Materials, Energy and Nanotechnology is about the physical and chemical aspects of advanced functional materials, with focus on synthesis, structure, reactivity and physical characteristics. Depending on your programme option, the master’s programme gives you theoretical and practical knowledge related to modern nanotechnology, materials chemistry, materials physics or energy physics. You will learn to work independently with research. The teams behind this master’s programme of study are involved in the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN), which has strong links with industry, as well as having a central role in research projects such as FUNMAT and NANOMAT .
Our research groups work on a broad range of problems related to topics such as energy cells, super conductors, new materials, semi-conductors, sensors, membranes, light alloys, the hydrogen society, C02-free gas energy, catalysis, petro-chemistry, functional polymers, hydrogels, bio-surfaces, and nano-chemistry and physics. Teams from the Centre take part in big international research projects, and collaborate with researchers in Tokyo, London, Madrid, Bristol, Stuttgart, Grenoble, California, Houston and Arizona. Due to these international connections, there are many opportunities for students to spend time abroad during their studies. Several projects are in close collaboration with industry, so part of your studies may take place in one these industrial companies.
Most of our students go on to employment in research and development in private industry, or become researchers at research institutes and universities, often after further studies financed with a PhD grant.