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The Ph.D. program in Materials Science and Nanotechnology is an interdisciplinary study and aims to develop researchers who can pursue outstanding and creative research in the diverse fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology, such as nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine; atomic scale imaging; nano and microelectronics; nanotextile; nanophotonics; femtosecond lasers; spintronics; advanced materials design and manufacturing of nanofibers; nanotribology, hydrogen economy and solar energy, etc.
The Ph.D. program provides an in depth understanding of materials in nanometer scale and present an excellent training starting from the quantum theory of matter and quantum statistical thermodynamics. The Ph.D. courses to be taken by the students have to focus on his/her thesis work. The medium of instruction is English.
Degree Requirements: 24 credit units of course work beyond the M.S. level or 48 credits of course work beyond the B.S. level is required. PhD candidates must pass a qualifying exam typically on their fourth semester, and then must prepare a thesis work proposal. Preparing and defending a dissertation based on original research is the essence of the program. A dissertation based on original research is the essence of the program.
The expected duration to complete the Ph.D. program is eight semesters for students who enter the program after a M.S. degree, and ten semesters for those who enter after a B.S. degree. The maximum durations are 12 and 14 semesters, respectively.
Admission: All applicants are required to have a B.S. degree in materials science and nanotechnology, or in a related field of science or engineering such as; physics, mathematics, chemistry, molecular biology and genetics, electrical and electronics, mechanical, chemical, materials science and metallurgy, food, etc.
Evaluation of applicants is based on their ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Egitimi Giris Sinavi - Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Examination) scores, past academic records, reference letters and an interview.
Applicants who are not Turkish citizens and Turkish citizen applicants who are residents of another country may take GRE instead of ALES. All non-native speakers of English are required to submit a proof of satisfactory knowledge of English.
English Language RequirementsIELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test: 87
Currently about 80% of the graduate students receive financial support. Financial assistance is provided in the form of a tuition waiver or a tuition waiver plus a monthly stipend. The amount of the stipend is adjusted annually to cover changes in the cost of living.
Both admission and financial assistance are based on academic accomplishment and scholarly promise alone, without regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin or physical disabilities.