Materials Science (PhD)

Solidify your career in an industry crucial to further development in nanotechnology, quantum computing, nuclear fusion, and medical technologies.

Overview

Increase your knowledge of materials science expertise, conduct and disseminate advanced-level research in materials science.

Study the physics and chemistry of matter, the real-world applications in engineering, and how materials are used in industrial manufacturing processes.

Gain a deeper understanding of the following approved fields of study: structure and properties, emerging materials and methods, interfaces and coatings.

Benefit from a unique perspective not available in other North American universities in this field as it applies to the mining and mineral processing sector.

Discover a variety of distinct, yet complementary, research areas and approaches in a wide breadth of research interests and academic disciplines.

Key Features

Advance your knowledge in three key fields of study: structure and properties, emerging materials and methods, and interfaces and coatings.
Complete your degree through the comprehensive examination, or thesis format.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can rest assured knowing there is a multitude of career options they can explore post-graduation. Some career options include, but are not limited to: materials engineer, metallurgist, product/process development scientist, research scientist (physical sciences), technical sales engineer.

Many careers can be found in the public and private sector.

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Program Details

Faculty Members

Vasu Appanna

Vasu Appanna

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Mohamed Azzouz

Mohamed Azzouz

Department of Physics
Nelson Belzile

Nelson Belzile

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
François Caron

François Caron

School of the Environment
M'hamed Chahma

M'hamed Chahma

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Krishna Challagulla

Krishna Challagulla

Bharti School of Engineering
Gennady Chitov

Gennady Chitov

Department of Physics
Joy Gray-Munro

Joy Gray-Munro

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Eduard Guerra

Eduard Guerra

Bharti School of Engineering
Redhouane Henda

Redhouane Henda

Bharti School of Engineering
Hélène Joly

Hélène Joly

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Architecture
Patrick Julig

Patrick Julig

School of Northern and Community Studies
Andrew McDonald

Andrew McDonald

Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Louis Mercier

Louis Mercier

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Ralf Meyer

Ralf Meyer

Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
Jeffrey Shepherd

Jeffrey Shepherd

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Graeme Spiers

Graeme Spiers

School of the Environment
Ramesh Subramanian

Ramesh Subramanian

Bharti School of Engineering