PhD Programme in Science of Matter and Nanomaterials

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Understanding the behavior of matter at the nanoscale is a promising scientific and technological challenge involving quantum physics, supramolecular chemistry, materials science and molecular biology. By investigating what happens on very small dimensions, and by manipulating the systems, we will be able to create innovative solutions for electronic devices, methods of treatment and diagnostics, preservation of cultural heritage and to open new frontiers for science.

The PhD in Science of Matter and Nanomaterials (SciMano) is where young researchers are confronted with these challenges and learn to become the scientists and technologists of the future. In our Department the teams of the Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies section are involved in the training of PhD students in an environment that brings together different groups of disciplines:

This is where we will envision the future in ways we cannot yet imagine.

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News and Highlights

  • The list of admitted for the oral examination to the PhD in Science of Matter and Nanomaterials (XXXIX cycle) has been published Link identifier #identifier__5160-5here.
  • The call for applications for the new PhD cycle (XXXIX) has been published. You can find here the Link identifier #identifier__81606-6link to apply and to this other link the list of Link identifier #identifier__184681-7required documents. You can find Link identifier #identifier__185017-8more information here. The closing date for submitting applications is 27 June 2023.
  • The elections of 1 PhD student representative in the PhD Committee have been announced for the three-year period 2023-2025. The Link identifier #identifier__129732-9indiction decree and the Link identifier #identifier__125043-10nominatios’ application form are available. You can find more information Link identifier #identifier__185579-11here.

Read the previous news in our Link identifier #identifier__136538-12archive.


The doctorate trains a professional figure who knows how to approach problems in a methodological and at the same time critical and flexible way. At the end of the study and research program, the PhD student will be able to:

  • address fundamental and applicative research issues from a theoretical and experimental point of view;
  • combine team work with personal creativity;
  • autonomously elaborate and validate interpretive models, with due scientific rigor

Research activities

The SMN Course is addressed to graduates in physics, biology, chemistry and related scientific fields, interested on  fundamental science and novel applications. The main research activities of the Nanoscience Section cover an ample variety of strategic topics: environment, microelectronics, quantum technologies, health, cultural heritage and new fields that will open up. Our groups are well integrated in the international context and participate in major Italian and European projects, we also collaborate with companies that deal with innovation.

To browse through our research, here is the list of our most Link identifier #identifier__47098-13recent publications, while the complete catalog is available on the Link identifier #identifier__79634-14Iris page of Roma Tre University.

Academic training

The PhD student’s Link identifier #identifier__68612-15training consists of lessons, laboratory activities, seminars and thematic schools, aimed at defining her/his competences as future scientists. Since the first year, the PhD student will be involved in the activities of the research groups, which collaborate in national and international projects. Most of the PhD training activities are in collaboration with other PhD schools of the La Sapienza University (Link identifier #identifier__90988-16Material Science, Link identifier #identifier__117919-17Physics, Link identifier #identifier__149148-18Chemical Sciences).

Career opportunities

The natural working path of a PhD is the academic research, the national and international research institutes asLink identifier #identifier__195710-19 European Link identifier #identifier__84960-20research infrastructures (Link identifier #identifier__177135-21Synchrotron light sources, Link identifier #identifier__56888-22Neutron Light Sources), the private research institutes  and companies requiring high profile and specific competences in applied research and technological innovation.

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Francesco Offi 25 July 2023