The PhD program aims at the development and application of advanced experimental and theoretical/computational methods to study applications in condensed matter and nanophysics. Students will be performing original research under the supervision of an expert in the field. The progress of students is monitored by the supervisor, and evaluated yearly by the Board of the School.
Research foci include:
Students will have the opportunity to access local facilities (materials deposition, lithography, microscopy, spectroscopy, low temperature lab, biophysics) ad well as national and international facilities (synchrotrons, leadership computing facilities, strong magnetic field labs, electronic microscopy). Students will also have the opportunity to attend conferences, workshops, and connect to national and international research networks, with the possibility to spend time abroad for advanced training opportunities. Research projects may involve the active participation of industries, or third parties such as hospitals and high schools, as appropriate.
Our PhD Course on Physics and Nanosciences offers a joint training path with the graduate School of Physics of the University of São Paulo (https://www5.usp.br/english/institutional/), with the possibility of obtaining a Double Degree (http://portal.if.usp.br/pg/pt-br/usp-graduate-program-physics) at the end.