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The course in brief


The Ph.D. in Chemistry and Materials Science and Technology was established in 2013 from the previous and eponymous Doctoral School, which was established in 2005, and also includes two curricula (out of five) in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Technology. The Ph.D. aims to train highly qualified researchers in all research fields of basic (analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, industrial chemistry, organic chemistry) and applied chemistry (pharmaceutical chemistry, food and cosmetic chemistry, pharmaceutical technologies, innovative chemical processes, environmental chemistry) as well as materials science, including nanochemistry.

The doctoral program includes the following five independent curricula:

  • Chemical Science and Technology (STC)
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  • Pharmaceutical, Food and Cosmetological Sciences
  • Materials Science and Technology
  • Nanochemistry
  • Drug Discovery and Nanobiotechnologies

Training Objectives.

PhD students will attain additional knowledge and skills to those acquired during previous undergraduate levels. They will be instructed to address and recognize problems related to the specific areas of research, to obtain and assimilate independently the necessary knowledge, and to employ it fruitfully for problem solving. They will develop the ability to work in teams, to exchange skills on an interdisciplinary level, and to clearly disseminate, both written and oral, research results. The balance between acquiring skills and personally managing them will enable them to carry out independently relevant research at national and multinational companies, research institutions, or universities.

Professional outlets

The professional outlets for PhDs in Chemistry and Materials Science and Technology are numerous and diverse.
The PhD offers access to:

  • to academic research and in public agencies
  • to research, development, and management laboratories in the pharmaceutical, fine chemical, metallurgical, food, petrochemical, polymeric materials, and energy-producing materials industries
  • to laboratories for environmental control and restoration and conservation of cultural heritage

An additional professional outlet is in the field of teaching in middle and high schools.


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Welcome to the PhD program in Chemistry and Materials Science and Technology.

The doctoral program is interdisciplinary and is aimed at bright and motivated students from all over the world, including through the availability of grants funded by international projects or in collaboration with companies.
PhD students are strongly encouraged to spend periods of research in qualified laboratories of foreign universities or research centers and have the opportunity to collaborate in the teaching activities of the courses of study through teaching support activities.

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International Collaborations

  • University of Miami
  • Columbia University
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (USA)
  • University of Stellenbosch (ZAF)
  • University of York, Nottingham, Cambridge, Bath (UK)
  • University of Basel, EPFL Lausanne (CH)
  • Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg (S)
  • Eindhoven University of Technology (NL)
  • Helmholtz Inst. Pharmac. Res. Saarland (D)
  • University of Copenhagen (DK)
  • University of Burgos, Complutense of Madrid (E)
  • University d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse (F)
  • University of Patras, Technical Univ. of Crete (GR)

Dedicated site

For more information, visit the site dedicated to this doctorate.


Admission to the Doctoral Program is subject to passing a competition that is usually announced in the spring and published at the related page. The Notice of Admission contains the list of courses, places and grants available as well as the dates, place, type and content of the tests.

Applicants who pass the selection process are placed on a constantly updated merit list that shows the allocation of places.
Competitors who are found to be admitted to the doctoral courses must submit or have their applications received by the Higher Education Service of UniGe according to the pre-established deadlines published in the announcement.

The PhD program is governed by the rules found at the dedicated page.