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European Doctorate in Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials

The aim of the Doctorate in Materials Science is to train graduate students in investigating fundamental, applicative and industrial topics, either experimentally or theoretically and computationally in the modern materials science and the technological innovation.

Dottorato Europeo Scienza dei MaterialiThe doctorate in Materials Science, which lasts for three years, is divided into two curricula. Curriculum A deals with basic research and technological applications. Curriculum B, funded is devoted to applied research in order to develop new materials of industrial interest.

Every year the student has to present a seminar on the advance of his research and has to pass four exams during his doctorate. Students are also required to spend a period from 6 to 18 months in a research institution abroad. Strong links are established with industrial companies (Pirelli, SAES-Getters, to cite the most active ones).

This doctorate also hosts the European doctorate network in Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials (PCAM), founded in 2005.

The PCAM network constituted by 13 Universities, which include, apart from Milano-Bicocca, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, the Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania), the Jagiellonian University of Kraków, the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, the Università degli Studi di Milano, the Universidad del País Vasco, the Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Université Pierre et Marie Curie  of Paris, the University of Southern Denmark, the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg (Germany), the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania),the Graz University of Technology (Austria).

It organizes each year a school for graduate students on a specific relevant topic. This year it is held in Moscow on Computer Simulations of Advanced Systems (16-21 July 2012).

The Coordinator of the doctorate in Materials Science and Chairman of the PCAM network is Prof. Gianpaolo Brivio.