Do you want to learn how to design, make, model, and use nanomaterials to find solutions for the transition to a sustainable society? And to perform cutting edge interdisciplinary research at the interface between chemistry and physics? The two-year Master Nanomaterials Science will provide you with in-depth knowledge and research experience with novel nanomaterials and their synthesis, structure, design, modelling, and properties.

Nanomaterials have unique size-dependent properties that can be tailored by controlling the shape and surface of nanoparticles, porous materials, nanocomposites and their interfaces. The programme is built around the three M’s: ‘Make, Measure, Model’ and provides you with the knowledge, tools, and skills to predict, design, understand, and manipulate the properties of nanomaterials, paving the way toward their application such as renewable energy resources, energy-efficient lasers and LEDs, solar energy harvesting devices such as solar cells and luminescent solar concentrators, batteries, renewable hydrogen and ammonia production, and conversion of CO2 to renewable fuels and chemical building blocks. Through your courses and research work, you will participate in the exciting and multidisciplinary field of nanomaterials science and develop fundamental knowledge about various applications.

“The freedom to become creative in the laboratory is the biggest gift of the programme”, our students really appreciate the research oriented focus of this Master’s programme. The programme addresses three main research themes: ‘Colloids and Bio-inspired materials’, ‘Catalysts and Energy Materials’, and ‘Nanophotonics and Quantum Materials’. These three themes are embedded in the research groups of the Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science and reflected in the courses and research opportunities. Students have the freedom to combine elements of the different themes to tailor their study programme. The research project is a major part of your programme and allows you to deep dive into a topic within one of the themes, learn from our expert staff and specialize yourself in a topic of your choice. It will provide you with all the necessary tools a scientist needs for a career in research.

The combined talents and expertise of material scientists, chemists, and physicists are essential to meet the scientific and technological challenges of today’s society. Our Master’s programme offers you a challenging and scientifically diverse learning environment where you will acquire both the knowledge and the skills to successfully tackle the complex multidisciplinary problems associated with our transition to a sustainable society.

Find us on the Master Open Day of Utrecht University on 9th of February or during the Next Step Master Day on 27th of February 2024!

Next Step Master Day

The Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV) and the Landelijk Overleg Biologie Studenten (LOBS) are joining forces to help you prepare for your future. The Next Step Master Day offers a unique opportunity to explore over 65 master programs from all across the Netherlands. Spanning from biology to chemistry, from research to science communication and policy - all in a single afternoon.

Mark your calendar for February 27th, from 15:30 – 20:00h, at Utrecht Science Park.

Beyond the master program market, you can visit a Q&A session featuring graduate students who have undertaken internships abroad.

Are you ready for your next step? Make sure not to miss the Next Step Master Day!

Visit www.nextstepmasterday.nl  for more information and secure your spot. Your future awaits!