• The STM group is coordinating theses, based on research projects, in collaboration with the Industry, Research Institutes and Universities.
  • A PhD in Materials Nanotechnology has been activated at the Materials Engineering Centre in Terni and Prof. Josè M. Kenny is the coordinator thereof.

    The PhD will provide education in the design, synthesis, development, characterization and application fields of nanostructured materials and in particular, polymeric materials, nanoparticles and polymer matrix nanocomposites.

    The main research sectors include chemical synthesis, plasma treatments, transformation processing, sensors, optoelectronics, carbon nanotubes, mathematical models and advanced techniques of microscopic and spectroscopic investigations.

    During the PhD, students will be introduced to fundamental chemical-physical themes, representative models of nanostructured material systems, synthesis processes, production, modifications and diagnostic techniques. The syllabus provides for intensive collaboration activities with overseas consortium partners and with other partners of the NANOFUN-POLY Network of Excellence, organising research training in European Research Centres, PhD schools and an annual International Convention for young PhD students. The PhD in Materials Nanotechnology will provide specific professional skills in Nanotechnology and in particular, nanostructured polymeric materials and structural, functional and multifunctional nanocomposites for advanced applications to young engineers and students that have obtained a degree in Chemistry, Physics and Materials Science.

    In fact, nanostructured polymeric materials are fundamental to developing new technology that can be considered competitive. The main fields of application that must be mentioned are, among others, telecommunications, optoelectronics, biomaterials, agriculture, automobile and aeronautic fields, building construction, etc. Furthermore, the Master will pay attention to production methods which are not harmful to the environment.

  • In terms of a convention with the National Interuniversity Consortium for Materials Science and Technology, a 2nd level European Master in Polymeric Materials Nanotechnology has been activated at the Engineering Faculty.

    The Master’s course is aimed at offering the instruments and experience necessary to enhance the knowledge acquired in the materials sector by students who have graduated in Engineering, Chemistry, Physics and Materials Science.

    The course is further aimed at providing an update and education on the synthesis, transformation and application of polymeric nanostructural materials and nanocomposites.

    With an active and constant participation in the courses and the educative activities of the Master, students will acquire the instruments and methodology they require for a better understanding of nanostructured materials in use today and in the past. The Master has been proposed within the framework of the NANOFUN-POLY European Network of Excellence financed by the European Commission and provides for lecturers and students from institutions within member states that are participating in the Network. Access to the course is reserved for students that have obtained a degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Physics and Materials Science.

    The Master is open to a minimum of 3 students up to a maximum of 30 students. The course will commence in April for a duration of 1600 hours, divided as follows:

    • 360 hours head on didactics;
    • 100 hours practical-guided lessons;
    • 720 hours individual studies;
    • 320 hours training stage;
    • 100 hours final elaboration.

    In order to obtain the Master’s title, a student must have acquired all the necessary credits as provided for by the formative process (60 credits).