Postgraduate Studies

  • Nowadays, research and technology play an important role in our everyday life, postgraduate studies in Materials Science will enable you to participate in the constant search for new materials and to optimize and capitalize on known materials in state-of-the-art technologies.

Research in Materials Science is at the crossroads between the different fields of basic science (biology, physics, chemistry), which is also reflected in the research activities of our Department members. This interdisciplinarity can lead to rapid advances in Research and Technology.

The Department of Materials Science offers the following two postgraduate study programs:

 

 

The postgraduate course “Materials Science” is a Master of Science (M.Sc.) Degree designed to prepare students with high level research skills and capable to solve problems in modern materials science and engineering.

The programme is broad, covering many aspects of materials science and includes course work and original research components. The subject of the course include:advanced physical chemistry of functional materials, applications of materials in industry, informatics, communications, energy, biomedicine, the environment and the safety of citizens.

The students of the course will be equipped with knowledge and understanding of the key structural properties of different classes of materials and will gain skills in characterization of materials, in particular their structural, thermal, electric, magnetic, optical, morphological, and chemical properties.

The aims of the programme are:

  1. The education and training of new scientists in Materials Science and its modern technological applications,
  2. The promotion of scientific excellence and research, in the scientific areas of microphase and nanophase materials, nanoscience, molecular materials, biomaterials, theoretical analysis, modeling and design of materials.
  3. The production of new high-level scientists capable of producing innovative and high quality research results in the context of further doctoral studies or independent research and development.
  4. The production of new scientists equipped with theoretical and technical knowledge, scientific and technical skills of the field, which will enable them to be deployed in a broad field of employment in organizations and productive enterprises, to strengthen the production sectors with high technological integration and undertaking of innovative initiatives.

The postgraduate course “Materials Science” offers a variety of core and optional modules that lead to specializations in two directions:

(a)  “Advanced Functional Materials
(b)  “Computational Materials Sciences

in accordance with the provisions of the decision to reestablish the postgraduate course no. 818/12749 (Official Gazette B 1715/17.5.2018) and the provisions of Law No 4485/2017.

 

Courses

1st Semester – Single Core Programme
Mandatory courses
Code ECTS Course Title
ΕΥ-Α1 10 Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry and in Statistical Thermodynamics of Materials
ΕΥ-Α2 10 Advanced Experimental Techniques for Materials Characterization
ΕΥ-* 10 Students are required to choose one of the Elective Semester courses
TOTAL 30  
Elective Courses
ΕΥ-Α4 10 Micro and Nano-phase Materials and Nanoscience
(Devices and Functionalities)
ΕΥ-Α5 10 Materials Modeling

2st Semester – Direction (a)

Mandatory courses
Code ECTS Course Title
ΕΥ-Β1.1 7 Advanced Materials: Design, Synthesis and Processing
ΕΥ-Β2.1 7 Micro/Nano-technology of Materials
EY-MT1.1 10 Master Thesis I
ΕΥ-* 6 Students are required to choose one of the Elective Semester courses
TOTAL 30  
Elective Courses
ΕΥ-Β3.1 6 Biomaterials, Biomolecular and Biomimetic Systems (Structure, Interactions, Biocompatibility and Biotechnology)
ΕΥ-Β4.1 6 Molecular Materials
ΕΥ-Β5.1 6 Chemistry of Nano- and Bio-Materials
ΕΥ-Β6.1 6 Advanced Composite and Hybrid Materials
ΕΥ-Β7.1 6 Special Topics in Materials Science

2st Semester – Direction (b)

Mandatory courses
Code ECTS Course Title
ΕΥ-Β1.2 7 Quantum Phenomena in Materials. Ab initio Modeling and Simulations
ΕΥ-Β2.2 7 Multi Scale Modeling of Materials and Simulation Techniques. From nano to macro
EY-MT1.2 10 Master Thesis I
ΕΥ-* 6 Students are required to choose one of the Elective Semester courses
TOTAL 30  
Elective Courses
ΕΥ-Β3.2 6 Molecular Simulations of Soft Materials and Biomolecular Systems
ΕΥ-Β4.2 6 Mesoscopic Simulations of Materials and Functional Devises (Thermal, Mechanical, Electric, Photonic and Phononic Properties)
ΕΥ-Β5.2 6 Theory and Simulations of Electronic, Magnetic and Optical properties of Nanomaterials
ΕΥ-Β6.2 6 Special Topics in Computational Materials Science
     

3st Semester – Both Directions

Mandatory courses
Code ECTS Course Title
EY-MT2 30 Master Thesis II
TOTAL 30  
 

 

The Interdisciplinary Postgraduate course "Applied Optoelectronics" is a Master of Science (M.Sc.) Degree designed to prepare students in the subject of Optoelectronics Science and Technology. The subject of this course includes its applications in industry, information technology and communications, energy, biomedicine, environment and citizen security, covering these areas in both theoretical, technological and practical dimensions.

The purpose of the program is:

  • The education and training of new scientists in Applied Optoelectronics and its modern technological applications, the promotion of scientific excellence and research, as well as the development of indigenous technological innovation.
  • The expansion and promotion of theoretical and applied knowledge in the individual subjects of the Interdisciplinary Postgraduate course "Applied Optoelectronics" both in terms of theory, design of optical and optoelectronic structures and systems, as well as experimental development and technical implementation in modern areas of high social and economic interest.
  • Exploring and solving the problems faced by key sectors in the production of primary and secondary products in order to offer technological solutions, their sustainability and development.
  • Supplying young scientists with theoretical and technical knowledge, and analytical research tools to enable them to work as professional executives in positions of increased responsibility in the private and public sectors, and in particular:
  • The production of high-level scientists capable of being directly employed by productive enterprises and organizations in a wide field of employment, contributing with new knowledge, scientific and technical skills in the field.
  • The production of high-level scientists capable of generating innovative and high-quality research results in further doctoral studies or independent industrial research and development.
  • Creating executives with a strong theoretical and technological background and upgraded skills that will enable them to take new business actions and strengthen the productive sectors by incorporating high technology.