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Master materials and nanosciences (MNS)

Master materials and nanosciences (MNS)

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Todays’ materials science calls for multifunctional materials, which size may decrease down to a few nanometers. The master ‘Materials and NanoSciences’ aims at opening your mind to the world of ‘functional materials’, dealing with the nature of materials, the origin of their physical properties (electrical, magnetic, optical), how to make them as bulk as well as nanomaterials (thin films, surfaces & interfaces, nanostructures). Thanks to the strong research infrastructure of one of the leading French university, you will be well prepared for a job in private companies or in the academic community.

This Master program aims to prepare researchers and engineers to be able to bring to the laboratory or the company their scientific expertise in the field of functional materials. They should be able to find solutions to a given problem by designing the right material with the right size for an electrical, magnetic, catalytic, optical or biocompatible.

Admission criterions

First year admission (M1)

Second year admission (M2) :

The 2nd year inscription is examined by a commission after submitting a complete file. It concerns the following type of candidates :

  • Students who passed the first year exams.
  • Students who successfully passed M1 programs of a French university or engineering school
  • Foreign students who can justify a successful training equivalent to the French M1 classes
  • Most of the M2 courses are given in English


Online application via Aria or campus France.


  • Material characterization
  • Develop materials with a given functionality, organize and supervise the characterization of these materials
  • Find the right size (bulk, thin film or nano-object) and the proper shape of the material for a given function.
  • Provide technical support for research activities in the field of nanomaterial’s
  • Develop new smart devices
  • Master the technological tools for biomedical

Opportunities after the Master

Positions : PhD student, researcher teacher after a PhD, research and development engineers, materials production engineering, R & D in the materials industry, Quality Engineer, Sales Engineer.

Sectors : Production services, research and development, quality control in various sectors of functional materials and new technologies that meet the needs of emerging usage (energy, catalysis, biotechnology, biomaterials, microelectronics).

Course contents in M1

First Semester (common to all programs)

  • Materials identifications, understanding and characterization
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Statistical Physics
  • Solid-state physics
  • Experimental work on materials
  • English

Second semester

  • Physical properties of materials
  • Molecular chemistry of solids
  • Cellular and tissular biology
  • Experimental work in physics
  • English
  • Training and lab work (8 weeks)

Course contents in M2

Semester 3

  • Introduction to Nanotechnology
  • Surface and interface Physics
  • Biomaterials
  • Hybrid materials
  • Advanced technological oxides
  • Thin films and Nanomaterial’s elaboration
  • Storage Materials
  • Catalytic Materials
  • Engineering and biomedical applications
  • Tissue engineering
  • Nanoprobes for imaging

Semester 4

  • Research & development training (5 months)

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