Soap OperaThe two-years program Soft-Nanosciences is focused on soft and complex micro-nano-systems whose self-organization capabilities, fluctuating dynamics, and sometimes active properties, lead to specific effects at the nanoscale and have enormous potential for innovation in materials science and engineering.

It provides a broad interdisciplinary expertise in physics, mechanics, chemistry, and surfaces science, as well as experimental skills with top-equipment for the characterization of soft nanostructures, and training on the most recent numerical tools. Mastering simultaneously the fundamentals of statistical physics and the last numerical and experimental advances is a step forward to face current societal challenges such as new energies, bio-inspired processes, smart materials and macro-molecules for new medical challenges. The program will prepare you as well to a career in fundamental research or R&D departments of industries.

The track is accessible to students having a bachelor in physics, physico-chemistry, materials science, mechanical of chemical engineering. For direct admission in second year see admission requirements. It also welcomes students selected in the Thematic Program Soft-Nano of the Graduate School of UGA.

The first year M1 Soft Matter and Biophysics provides a broad basic scientific background. In the second year, an advanced program in statistical mechanics, complex fluids and materials is complemented by an experimental training in the nano-facilities of the Grenoble area. A choice of elective courses covering various fields such as machine learning,  nanomechanics, nano-pores and membranes technologies, computational nano-materials, nano-structures for energy, allows students to focus in depth into their preferred direction. The second semester is devoted to the master thesis realized during a full time research internship of 5 months minimum from February to June, in a research institute, academic or industrial.

First year 60 ECTS

Second year spring semester 30 ECTS