PhD Programmes

  • PhD Programme in Materials

    General Information

    Number of places: 20

    Languages: Spanish

    Coordination
    • Jaime Viña Olay
       
      jaure@uniovi.es
    Commissions

    Academic

    • Jaime Viña Olay
    • Francisco Javier Cuevas Maestro
    • Alfonso Carlos Fernández Canteli
    • José Rubén García Menéndez
    • Pedro Gorría Korrés
    • Víctor Manuel de la Prida Pidal
    Presentation

    This cross-curricular Programme gathers the experience of research groups in Material Science and Metallurgic Engineering; Construction and Manufacturing Engineering; Physical and Analytical Chemistry; Organic and Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, as well as of research centers such as the National Institute of Coal and the Research Center of Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials, both dependent from the Higher Council of Scientific Research, CSIC.

    This PhD Pogramme seeks to educate researchers in the Creation of metallic materials and components; the mechanical behavior of all kinds of materials and resistent elements, and the characterization, modelling and optimization of their behavior in service, as well as in Synthesis, structure and technological application of materials; Characterization and physical-chemical properties of materials and surfaces; Development of different types of carbon materials, including graphites and graphenes, fibers, carbon nanofibers and nanotubes or porous carbons; Magnetic properties of materials, and High-energy physics and astrophysics.

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    Access and Admission

    Access Profile:

    The access profile to this PhD Programme is that of a Graduate in Physics, Chemistry or any of the Undergraduate Degrees in Engineering who has also completed at least 60 ECTS credits of a Master's Degree. The most suitable Master's Degrees are those related to the world of materials, such as the Master's Degree in Material Science and Technology; the Master's Degree in Structural Integrity; the Master's Degree in Mining Engineering; the Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering; the Master's Degree in Analytical and Bioanalytical Sciences; the Master's Degree in Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling; the Master's Degree in Physics of Condensed Matter and Nanotechnology; the Master's Degree in Chemistry and Sustainable Development; the Master's Degree in Energy Engineering, and the Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering, or any equivalent programme in terms of contents and competences.

    In terms of languages, the Programme requires that the student has an appropriate level of, at least, English, and as many other languages as possible. The reason behind this is no other than the fact that the majority of the bibliography that will be read during the development of the research is written in English, and the composition of articles and conferences in international congresses will be carried out, most of the time, in this language.

    Criteria for Admissions:

    The criteria used in the selection process will be the following ones:

    Since the candidates must have completed both an Undergraduate and a Master's Degree, in terms of admittance into the Programme, the former will be assessed with up to 5 points, while the latter will also be assessed with up to 5 points, up to a total of 10 points, based on the average mark of each academic record.

    Complementary Formation:

    Not applicable.

    Formative Activities

    Activities

    • Cross-curricular Formation
      Total Amount of Hours: 60

      Description of the Activity: This activity aims at working on the basic competences and working on the general capacities and skills of the PhD students.

      It is composed of seminars and the PhD Conferences. The Seminars will approach, among other topics, contents related to the dissemination and communication of research or the quality entry in the working world as specific formation in the topics related with more than one field of research. The PhD Conferences combine conferences, panels and participative sessions, as well as the showcase of "posters" that explain the contents of the theses and the advances of the research that is being conducted by the PhD Students.

      A detailed annual scheduled will be composed and made available at the website of the International Center for Postgraduate Studies (http://cei.uniovi.es/postgrado).

      The goal is that the PhD students acquire, among others, the following learning results:

      • Searching for scientific information online.
      • Creating, presenting and publishing scientific information.
      • Creating and presenting a patent.
      • Knowing the basic principles of enterprise creation and self-employment.
      • Exchanging knowledge between PhD students.
      • Disseminating their research activity among the enterprises and the whole of the Asturian society.
      • Finding professional alternatives to the development of their university research career.
      • Highlighting their role as innovator to the enterprise.

      This activity is compulsory for all the PhD students of the University of Oviedo, who have to attend for a minimum of 60 hours during their formative period.

      Teaching languages will be Spanish and/or English.

      Monitoring Procedures: An individualized control of attendance will be performed. When deemed necessary, the performance of the PhD student in these activities will be assessed with an essay or project whose precise specifications will be given to them by the people in charge of said formative activity.

      All these controls are part of the document of activities of the PhD student (DAD), which will be regularly revised by the Tutor and the Director of the Thesis, and evaluated by the Academic Committee in charge of the Programme.

      Mobility Actions: Not applicable

    • Presentation of communications in Congresses
      Total Amount of Hours: 20

      Description of the Activity: This compulsory activity aims at working on the CB15 and CB16 competences.

      This activity is aimed at the candidates during their three years in the PhD Programme, which will promote their participation in national and internationa congresses. Thus, at the end of their second year, the candidate must have presented at least one communication, as the main author, in an international congress and at the end of their third year, another one. Part-time students will have to have finished this activity at the end of their third and fifth years. Previously, each academic year the Programme will organize a seminar to educate and inform the candidates on the composition, writing and presentation of communications for congresses.

      Monitoring procedure: The student will submit to the Academic Committee of the PhD Programme certificates of participation (either the original or an attested copy) of the corresponding Proceedings; moreover, during the annual monitoring committees of the second and third year (for full-time students) or third and fifth year (for part-time students), there will be a debate on the communications presented in order to share the candidate's experience and try to solve the problems that they may have faced.

      Mobility Actions: This activity required funding. To do so, the student will have to request it in the public calls for financial aid to attend congresses, or it will be financed with funds of the research group itself, which belong to regional, national or European Research Projects, or with contracts made with enterprises.

    • Publication of the results of the research in journals with impact index
      Total Amount of Hours: 60

      Description of the Activity: This compulsory activity aims at working on the CA05, CA06, CB15 and CB16 competences

      This activity is aimed at the candidates during their three years in the PhD Programme, which will promote that they publish articles in journals with impact index. Thus, at the end of their second year, the candidate must have presented, as the main author, and have at least one article approved in a journal with impact index and at the end of their third year, another one. Part-time students will have to have finished this activity at the end of their third and fifth years. Previously, each academic year the Programme will organize a seminar to educate and inform the candidates on the composition, writing and presentation of article for journals with impact index.

      Monitoring procedure: The student will submit to the Academic Committee of the PhD Programme certificates of participation (either the original or an attested copy); moreover, during the annual monitoring committees of the second and third year (for full-time students) or third and fifth year (for part-time students), there will be a debate on the articles submitted in order to share the candidate's experience and try to solve the problems that they may have faced.

      Mobility actions: Not applicable.

    • Short stays (Mobility)
      Total Amount of Hours: Between 169 (4 weeks) and 480 (12 weeks)

      Description of the Activity: This compulsory activity aims at working on the CB11, CB12, CB13 and CB16 competences and develop the CA02, CA03 and CA04 capacities and skills.

      This activity is aimed at full-time students in their second and third years into the Programme, and at part-time students in their fourth and fifth year, under the supervision of the director of their Thesis. The student will have to stay at a research center different from the one in which they are developing their PhD Thesis, for at least 4 weeks (1 months) and at most 8 weeks (3 months). The center may be either national or foreign.

      This formative activity is not compulsory for students who do not have any specific funding or a pre-PhD grant that includes short stays.

      Monitoring procedure: The student will have to provide a certificate, signed by the person in charge of the Center, that includes the dates between which the stay took place and the research group joined by the student. The report of the Tutor at the research center will have to specify the tasks and activities developed by the candidate, the degree in which they have completed them and their performance, capacities and acquired skills and the general assessment of the student.

      The student will present a summary of the activities they developed, according to the precise indications provided to them by the teachers in charge of the formative activity. All these controls are part of the document of activities of the PhD student (DAD), which will be regularly revised by the Tutor and the Director of the Thesis, and evaluated by the Academic Committee in charge of the Programme.

      Mobility Actions: The PhD Programme will offer financial aid for students to go on short stays.

    Lines of Research

    Creation of metallic materials and components; mechanical behavior of materials of any kind and resistent elements; characterization, modelling and optimization of its behavior in service.

    • José Manuel Artímez Encina
    • Alfonso Fernández Canteli
    • Luis Felipe Verdeja González
    • Francisco Javier Belzunce Varela
    • María Jesús Lamela Rey
    • Juan José del Coz Díaz
    • Covadonga Betegón Biempica
    • Cristina Rodríguez González
    • Antonio Argüelles Amado
    • Manuel López Aenlle
    • Inés Fernández Pariente
    • Juan Asensio Lozano
    • José Florentino Alvarez Antolín
    • Miguel Angel Serrano López
    • Angel Martín Rodríguez
    • Fernando López Gayarre
    • Pelayo Fernández Fernández
    • Alfonso Lozano Martínez-Luengas
    • José Luis Zapico Valle
    • Placeres González Martínez
    • Carlos López-Colina Prieto
    • Ignacio González Baquet
    • Felipe Pedro Alvarez Rabanal
    • Mar Alonso Martínez
    • Celestino González Nicieza
    • Inés Peñueles Sánchez
    • José Manuel Artímez Encina
    • Emilio Martínez Pañeda
    • María Victoria Mollón Sánchea
    • Jorge Bonhomme González

    Synthesis, structure and technological application of materials

    • Salvador Ordoñez García
    • Eva Díaz Fernández
    • Santiago García Granda
    • José Rubén García Menéndez
    • Ramón Torrecillas San Millán
    • José Bernardo Parra Soto
    • José Luis Menéndez Río
    • Adolfo Fernández Valdés
    • Mª Concepción Ovín Ania
    • María del Camino Trobajo Fernández
    • Juan Francisco Vandermaelen Uría
    • Enrique Pérez Carreño
    • José Ángel Huidobro Rojo
    • Rafael Mendoza Meroño
    • Begoña Fernández Pérez
    • José Manuel Montejo Bernardo
    • María Aránzazu Espina Álvarez
    • Sergei Khainakov
    • Zakariae Amghouz
    • Beatriz Ramajo Escalera
    • Catuxa Prado Cueto
    • María Belén Cabal Álvarez
    • Teresa Valdés-Solís Iglesias
    • Gregorio Marbán Calzón
    • Salvador Ordoñez García
    • Eva Díaz Fernández

    Characterization and physical-chemical properties of materials and surfaces

    • Jesús Ángel Blanco Rodríguez
    • Pedro Gorría Korres
    • Nerea Bordel García
    • Jorge Pisonero Castro
    • Luis Manuel Álvarez Prado
    • Carlos Quirós Fernández
    • José Ignacio Martín Carbajo
    • María Vélez Fraga
    • José María Alameda Maestro
    • Jaime Ferrer Rodríguez
    • María José Pérez Fernández
    • Montserat Rivas Ardisana
    • Mª Belén Fernández Alfonso
    • Jesús Ignacio Prieto García
    • José Rodríguez García

    Carbon materials

    • Carmen Barriocanal Rueda
    • Elvira Díaz-Faez González
    • Amelia Martínez Alonso
    • Ricardo Santamaría Ramírez
    • Jaime Aurelio Viña Olay
    • Teresa Valdés-Solís Iglesias
    • Fabián Suárez García
    • Rosa Menéndez López
    • Marcos Granda Ferreira
    • Clara Blanco Rodríguez
    • Juan Ignacio Paredes Nachón
    • Ana Arenillas de la Puente
    • José Ángel Menéndez Díaz
    • Miguel Angel López Manchado
    • Carmen Barriocanal Rueda
    • Elvira Díaz-Faes González

    Magnetic properties of materials

    • Julián M. González Estévez
    • Víctor de la Prida Pidal
    • Blanca Hernando Grande
    • Roberto Luis Iglesias Pastrana
    • César González Pascual
    • Agustín Fernández Suárez
    • María Luisa Sánchez Rodríguez
    • José Ángel García Díaz Jesús
    • Jesús Daniel Santos Rodríguez
    • Rastislav Varga
    • Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed Aly

    High-energy physics and astrophysics

    • Francisco Javier Cuevas Maestro
    • Javier Fernández Menéndez
    • Isidro González Caballero
    • Yolanda Lozano Gómez
    • Agustín Nieto Alonso
    • Carlos Hoyos Badajoz
    • Diego Rodriguez Gomez
    • Joaquín González-Nuevo
    • Luigi Toffolatti
    • Lysiane Mornas
    • Patrick Meessen
    • Enrique Palencia Cortezón
    • Jesús Manuel Vizán García

    Contact

    International Center for Postgraduate Studies

    Address:
    Plaza de Riego. 33003 - Oviedo
    Telephone:
    985 10 49 75 / 985 10 49 76
    Fax:
    985 10 49 59
    E-mail:
    infodoctorado@uniovi.es
    Coordination
    • Jaime Viña Olay
       
      jaure@uniovi.es