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Advanced Materials and Processing

Advanced Materials and Processing

Doctoral Degree
IST Técnico Lisboa
In Association 
Com outras Instituições de Ensino Superior
Data de Acreditação A3ES 
Prazo de Acreditação A3ES 
6 anos
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Number 
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Registration Date 



The Doctoral Program in Advanced Materials and Processing (AdvaMTech) is a joint doctoral program of the Instituto Superior Técnico (Universidade de Lisboa), FCT da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, FCT da Universidade de Coimbra, Universidade de Aveiro, FE da Universidade do Porto, Universidade da Beira Interior, and Universidade do Minho. The Program is funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) with 6 annual doctoral scholarships and it is the responsibility of the Scientific Committee of AdvaMTech to select the students who benefit from the FCT scholarships annually.


70% of all technical innovations are directly or indirectly linked to materials. This percentage has been growing since the 70s and is expected to continue to grow until 2030. Advanced materials have been identified by the European Commission as one of five key technologies for development. The proposed PhD Program in Advanced Materials and Processing is in line with this reality, offering a highly interdisciplinary 3rd cycle, built on the expertise and experience of the research institutions and academic departments involved. The program is in line with doctoral programs of recognized universities and European institutes, providing competitive graduates able to develop their activities anywhere in the world, particularly in Europe. The program will also contribute to promote scientific collaboration between the staff involved, which will result in a strengthening of the Portuguese competitiveness in relation to projects and European R&D networks.

Career prospects 
The Ph.D. program seeks to train highly specialized researchers in Materials Engineering, due to their skills developed in all universities involved, who may pursue their activities, in Portugal or abroad, in higher education institutions, research Laboratories or industrial companies.

National Admission 

National Admission Exams 
The target population will be graduates in Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, namely Materials Engineering, and related areas Applicants to the program must satisfy admission requirements of the institutions involved, whose rules are announced during the recruitment process, where the program is offered to National and International students that have already concluded a master course, or legal equivalent, in sciences or engineering, or equivalent to it. Applicants may not possess the Master degree as long as they obey to the conditions imposed by the article 30, point 1, of D.L. nº 74/2006, of March 24th. As we aim to select the best students, the main criteria will be to select for interview recent graduate students (less than 2 years after concluding their Master degree) with final course marks above 14/20.The students will be selected and ranked according to their academic, scientific and technical curriculum, experience in the area of the program, English skills and an interview.
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