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PhD Course in Materials Science and Nanotechnology

Results of the evaluation of qualifications for the admission to the Ph. D. course in Materials Science and Nanotechnology 

Below are the links for the telematic connection to the interview








The Course provides solid scientific bases on materials science and applications to nanotechnology through intense laboratory activities, supported by faculty members on a specific topic in a three-year pathway. Selected interdisciplinary lectures and seminars, given by high qualified specialists, are provided during the course. During the PhD, each student has the opportunity to spend at least a semester in a qualified laboratory around the world as a result of specific scientific collaborations and agreements with other universities and research centers.

Relevant topics of the PhD Course in Materials Science and Nanotechnology are:
  • Materials and nanotechnologies for the environment
  • Materials and nanotechnologies for energy
  • Materials and nanotechnologies for electronics and photonics
  • Materials and nanotechnologies for health

Candidates are selected through the evaluation of the their CV and of a submitted research project, followed by an interview to evaluate the candidate’s ability  relative to topics of the PhD course.

A call for applications generally opens late June/July. For further information, please visit the University of Catania PhD site or contact the PhD Coordinator.


Faculty members
Lucia Calcagno
Giuseppe Compagnini (Coordinator)
Guglielmo Guido Condorelli
Giuseppe Consiglio
Luisa D'Urso
Maria Elena Fragalà
Maria Grazia Grimaldi 
Maria Jose' Irene  Lo Faro
Graziella Malandrino
Giovanni Marletta
Placido Giuseppe Mineo
Salvatore Mirabella
Paolo Musumeci
Francesco Maria Dimitri Pellegrino
Antonino Giovanni Pollicino
Francesco Priolo
Riccardo Reitano
Antonio Terrasi
Felice Torrisi
Nunzio Tuccitto (vice-Coordinator)

Ph.D. Students

Ms. Sabrina Tosto