The track of Materials Chemistry is one of the four specialisation tracks of the Master’s Degree Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences. The other tracks of the programme are Astronomy and Space Physics, Materials Physics, and Theoretical Physics.
In the University of Turku, the research in Materials chemistry consists of the fundamental research of material properties as well as interfaces, surfaces, and nanostructures from a chemical point of view. Applied research focuses on functionalised organic electronics, luminescent materials and porous carriers as well as nanotechnology, detection technology, energy storage and conversion. After graduation, students will be familiar with the current methodologies, research equipment and modern numerical methods needed to model properties of materials used in research and technology.
Career or after graduation opportunities
The prospects for employment at relatively senior levels is excellent for those trained in the physical and chemical sciences. Thanks to the broad scope of the programme, the skills and knowledge developed as part of this education at the University of Turku provide many employment opportunities in different areas.
As a materials chemist, you can either go on for further studies for a carrier in academics or be hired by the industry in a wide range of specialisation, from Biofuel production, metal industry, nanotechnology, energy conversion, displays, drug detection and delivery, etc.