First year (M1)
In the first year of the Graduate School program students will be introduced to materials science and familiarize themselves with the main characterization techniques (theoretical and practical courses).
Semester 1 - ITI HiFunMat : Introductory course
Semester 1 or 2 - HiFunMat labeled optional course
Semester 2 - ITI HiFunMat : Concepts and Methods
Semester 2 - HiFunMat research internship
ITI HiFunMat : Introductory course
This lecture course is an introduction course to the physical chemistry of soft matter and macromolecular materials and discusses the most important characterization techniques (NMR, IR, elementary and thermal analysis, molecular weight determination, scattering or optical methods, etc.). The purpose of this course is to provide to the students an introduction to material science and to adress the necessity of interdisciplinary teamwork in material science.
HiFunMat labeled optional course
For each associated Master track specific optional courses (EU à choix), originating from the three different programs, are labeled "HiFunMat". Students have to choose and validate at least one of these courses during their M1. This is not a supplementary course.
ITI HiFunMat : Concepts and Methods
This practical course aims at providing students with hands-on experience in a research laboratory or technical plateform. Each practical course (5 in total) will be attented by only two students who will perform an experiment that requires precise knowledge to select and carry out the most appropiate material characterization instrument and deal with data analysis. The students will present their practical course to the other students for peer-to-peer learning.
Other activities could include seminars and visits to industrial sites or reseach facilities.
HiFunMat research internship
Students are invited to carry out their internship in a HiFunMat laboratory to work on a (multidisciplinary) project in material science.