PhD Programme in Materials
Number of places: 20
- Jaime Viña Olay
- Marcos José Granda Ferreira
- Jaime Viña Olay
- Francisco Javier Cuevas Maestro
- Antonio Argüelles Amado
- José Rubén García Menéndez
- Pedro Gorría Korrés
- Víctor Manuel de la Prida Pidal
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.
- Memoria del título
- Informe de verificación, seguimiento y acreditación
- Estudiantes con necesidades especiales
- Autorización de implantación (BOPA)
- Carácter oficial del título (BOE)
- Enlace RUTC
- Normas de permanencia
- Programa de Doctorado en Materiales (Centro Internacional de Postgrado)
Access and Admission
Los estudiantes que accederán a este programa de Doctorado han de estar graduados en Grados de Física, Química, o en cualquiera de los Grados de Ingenierías. También tendrán acceso los titulados en las antiguas titulaciones de Físicas, Químicas o Ingenierías. Además han de completar el número de créditos necesario con la realización de un Máster. En este caso los más idóneos serían aquellos donde el alumno cursase temáticas relacionadas con el mundo de los materiales, tales como Máster en Ciencia y Tecnología de Materiales, Máster en Integridad Estructural, Máster en Ingeniería de Minas, Máster en Ingeniería Industrial, Máster en Ciencias Analíticas y Bioanalíticas, Máster en Química Teórica y Modelización Computacional, Máster en Física de la Materia Condensada y Nanotecnología. Máster en Química y Desarrollo Sostenible, Máster en Ingeniería Energética y Máster en Ingeniería Química o cualquier otro equivalente en términos de contenidos y competencias. Obviamente el Máster no debería estar cerrado a otras procedencias, estos casos deberán ser analizados por la Comisión Académica del Máster. Siempre debería ser tenido en cuenta, por parte de la Comisión, en aquellos casos no reglados, si existe un compromiso formal por parte de uno de los profesores del Programa comprometiéndose a que el doctorando puede llegar a cumplir con el objetivo de realización de la Tesis a pesar de que, de antemano, pueda tener deficiencias en su formación, desde el punto de vista del Programa de Doctorado que nos ocupa.
En lo referente al conocimiento de idiomas será tenido en cuenta el dominio, al menos, del inglés teniéndose en cuenta conocimientos de otras lenguas. El motivo no es otro que la mayoría de la bibliografía que se ha de consultar durante el periodo investigador será en lengua inglesa y la preparación de artículos y ponencias en Congresos Internacionales se llevarán a cabo, mayoritariamente, en esta lengua.
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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
Centro Internacional de Postgrado
- Plaza de Riego, s/n, 33003- Oviedo / Aulario Sur. Campus de Gijón 33203- Gijón
- 985 10 49 75 / 985 10 49 76 / 985 18 22 33
- Correo Electrónico:
- Jaime Viña Olay