Ph.D. On Campus

Materials Science and Technology

Politecnico di Torino

36 months
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The Materials Science and Technology course at Politecnico di Torino aims at training, both scientifically and professionally, experts in processes and technologies for materials engineering and materials research, production and development, in several areas related to both structural and functional materials. 


Call for applications is now open!

Why Politecnico?

  • Over 200 fully funded positions available 
  • Scholarship amount: € 18.854,52 gross per year 
  • Joint research activity with the non-academic sector 
  • Pre-PhD scholarships available for candidates admitted within the spring session

The Materials Science and Technology course is offered by Politecnico di Torino.

During the three years of the Course, the PhD students are involved in the study of the cultural aspects related to the Science and Technology of Materials, also with the help of ad hoc courses that are customized so to allow PhDs to master, at the end of the course, the knowledge of materials in terms of structure and properties, design, production and transformation processes, use, characterization techniques, corrosion and degradation, conservation, restoration and recycling, assembly for engineering purposes, industrial applications, biomedical applications, materials for the conversion, accumulation and conservation of energy, materials for environmental protection, materials for adsorption, heterogeneous catalysis, photocatalysis, photoelectrocatalysis, additive manufacturing. 

Emphasis is also given to the properties of materials surface (in relation to and in comparison with those of the bulk) and of the chemical and electrochemical reactions that take place there, of electrochemical processes and technologies, as well as of corrosion protection measures. 

In order to reach such objectives, experimental methods (advanced synthesis and characterization techniques) are mainly used along with the simulation and development of theoretical models.

Employment opportunities

The transversal nature of the competences of the PhDs in Materials Science and Technology offers professional opportunities in the fields of research (both public and private) and development in any area of industrial production, either in Italy or abroad. 

Some of the foreseen employment opportunities are:             

  • research and teaching in Italian/foreign Universities;             
  • research in Italian/foreign research centres (for instance, CNR);             
  • industrial sectors implying high-level expertizes in the research and development of innovative materials, as well as industrial production. 

Research Proposals

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Ceramic materials
  • Functional polymers nanocomposites
  • Glasses, ceramics and composites
  • Group for Applied Materials and Electrochemistry – GAME Lab
  • Materials for electrochemistry
  • Materials for high temperature and nanocomposites
  • Materials and nanomaterials for heterogeneous catalysis and adsorption
  • Metallic materials
  • Materials-environment interaction
  • Nanomaterials for Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering based sensing platforms
  • Polymeric materials
  • Polymeric materials
  • Surface and solid state chemistry of materials
  • Sustainable processes for agro-food industry

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Additive Manufacturing Processes for Polymeric Materials
  • Additive Manufacturing of metals by laser powder bed fusion: an integrated approach
  • Additive manufacturing and reverse engineering: innovation, advances and 
  • Advanced techniques for quality measurement
  • Basic panel data econometrics
  • Design of industrial experiments
  • Design studies
  • Directed energy deposition processes 
  • Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization
  • Industrial welding processes
  • Management of product design processes

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Access to PhD courses in Italy can be only achieved by participating in the Calls for Application. At Politecnico di Torino, PhD candidates are admitted after the evaluation of academic qualifications and the following oral interview: as a matter of fact, your skills are evaluated by analyzing your academic and scientific curricula and by the mandatory interview with the Selection Committee.
  • You can participate in the Call if you have a Master of Science or if you are planning to obtain such degree by 31st October. In addition, it is required an international certificate of English language (IELTS 5.0 or an equivalent one).
  • The GRE General Test will not be required only for students who apply for a CSC scholarship.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Turin

660 - 980 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


PhD scholarships can be with own research topic or with predefined research topic.

The gross annual amount of the scholarship is usually € 15,343.28, but the Politecnico di Torino has  chosen to further enhance and promote the value of PhD programmes, increasing the amount of the scholarships to € 18.854,52.

All candidates compete for scholarships with own research topic, unless they explicitly waive their right to receive them.

The scholarships with predefined research topic are associated to particular research topics for which specific skills are required. Those applicants interested in one or more scholarships shall carefully verify which are the field of research and the competences required, as specified in the scholarship descriptive sheet and contact the relevant scientific referee.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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