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PhD opportunities in Physical Sciences

PhD opportunities in Physical Sciences

Physical Sciences are included in Doctoral School at Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland, which is regarded to be the first research university in Poland among universities of technology according to domestic rankings. This program concerns the following disciplines:

  1. physical sciences
  2. materials engineering
  3. biomedical engineering
  4. control, electronic and electrical engineering

The research in physical sciences comprises experimental and theoretical physics, atomic and molecular physics. This includes studies of organic optoelectronic devices; optically anisotropic materials; light and charge particle interactions with atomic and molecular systems; computational methods in atomic physics; relativistic effects in atoms; photophysics of light-harvesting molecular systems; quantum information theory; special functions applications; applied acoustics and other.

Materials engineering is where advanced engineering and cutting-edge science meet. The students research how to design and manipulate the structure and properties of materials at the macroscopic and atomic level. The research includes advanced ceramics engineering; physical properties of materials; biomaterials; nanostructures; non-destructive testing; polymer and soft matter engineering; materials for medical applications; materials and systems for energy harvesting and storage; modelling etc.

Biomedical engineering covers some aspects of modern chemistry, molecular biology and pharmacy, including designing, synthesis and biosynthesis of new pharmaceutics, developing new methods for the detection of a broad spectrum of diseases. The students have opportunities to investigate the molecular mechanisms of diseases necessary for the identification of drug targets. The students have access to well-equipped laboratories, lectures are delivered by the faculty members and visiting professors.

The research in automation, electronic and electrical engineering is related to energy conversion; electrified transport; power electronics, equipment, systems, and energy economy; systems state and parameters estimation; computational intelligence; fractional order modelling and control; modelling of biological processes in wastewater systems; control systems; detection, classification and protection of ferromagnetic vessels; mechatronics systems; technologies of diamond, carbon, electronic and biomedical materials; modelling and construction of optical fiber sensors; designing electronic systems, semiconductor devices and electromagnetic sensors; control and industrial diagnostics.

PhD opportunities in Physical Sciences

The scientific research is supported by the PhD programme aiming at teaching innovative, novel techniques and implementations focused on engineering aspects of the chosen discipline. It covers a wide spectrum of topics and includes obligatory and facultative courses and visiting professors’ lectures. The programme provides the students with the required background, allowing them to develop their own ideas and creative problem solving skills. The contact with a supervisor and participation in the research is one of the most important elements of education. The graduates of the PhD programme have knowledge and skills in the field of engineering within the chosen discipline. They are qualified either to enter an industry or to continue their research in academia.

Education is conducted in English and lasts four years. All students receive fellowships and there is no tuition fee. Additionally, special fellowships from IDUB project are granted to internationals students on the top of regular fellowship.

To apply, candidates have to register at our web-page. Prior to registration, each candidate must find prospective supervisor from our School. Process of admission includes application evaluation, an interview and requires from a candidate to have an official certificate of English (at least B2 level) recognized by the school. Enrollment for AY 2022/2023 will start on May 16, 2022. Deadline for registration and submitting documents is May 30, 2022 at 9.00 AM CEST. The meeting on-line with potential candidates will be organized on May 17, 2022 at 3.00 PM CEST. All other details are given at our All other details are given at our web-page.

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