Materials Science (PhD)

Solidify your career in an industry crucial to further development in nanotechnology, quantum computing, nuclear fusion, and medical technologies.


Increase your knowledge of materials science expertise, conduct and disseminate advanced-level research in materials science.

Study the physics and chemistry of matter, the real-world applications in engineering, and how materials are used in industrial manufacturing processes.

Gain a deeper understanding of the following approved fields of study: structure and properties, emerging materials and methods, interfaces and coatings.

Benefit from a unique perspective not available in other North American universities in this field as it applies to the mining and mineral processing sector.

Discover a variety of distinct, yet complementary, research areas and approaches in a wide breadth of research interests and academic disciplines.

Key Features

Advance your knowledge in three key fields of study: structure and properties, emerging materials and methods, and interfaces and coatings.
Complete your degree through the comprehensive examination, or thesis format.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can rest assured knowing there is a multitude of career options they can explore post-graduation. Some career options include, but are not limited to: materials engineer, metallurgist, product/process development scientist, research scientist (physical sciences), technical sales engineer.

Many careers can be found in the public and private sector.

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