The program aims to propose a training of excellence in nanosciences field to future PhD or engineers coming from universities or from engineering schools. It is based on the available skills in the research structures laboratories of Ile-de-France South area as well as on the existing technological platform. 3 tracks are proposed: Nanophysics, Nanodevices and nanotechnologies and International track in nanosciences. The courses of the latter are entirely taught in English. More details, as the timetables, are available at http://www.nanosciences.u-psud.fr/.
Revolving around three topics: nanophysics, nanodevices and nanotechnologies, and international track in nanosciences, the training curriculum is supported by various laboratories applying an experimental approach with very-high-quality standards. All topics share a common trunk consisting of two courses in order not only to understand, but mostly to put in practice relevant methods for developing and characterising nanostructures, with a special emphasis on essential microscopy techniques in that field.
Nanophysics (courses mainly taught in French)
The purpose here is to provide students with courses in fundamental physics with regard to the study of the phenomena and concepts induced by the extreme smallness of size structures. It consists of two major topics: fundamental physics and nanoscientific methodologies. Some courses are taught in English and shared with the international track.
Nanodevices and nanotechnologies (courses mainly taught in French)
Here, the focus is put on various couplings between physics, chemistry, the materials and biology in order to provide a very multidisciplinary approach and deal with nanosciences through applications by relying on well-established fundamental data. Some courses are taught in English and shared with the international track.
International track in nanosciences (courses taught in English)
The courses are mainly shared with the previous tracks.
Modalités de contrôle des connaissances associées aux unités d'enseignement des S1 et S2
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- S3 - Semestre 3 Nano
Tronc commun S1
Matières Ects Cours TD TP Fabrication and Characterisation of Nanodevices and Nanoobjects 3 - - 30h Microscopy, Near-Field Microscopy and Spectroscopy 3 15h - 15h
Option Nanophysique S1
Matières Ects Cours TD TP Interaction Matière-Rayonnement. Laser-Atomes 3 15h 15h - Light-matter interaction in semiconducting nanostructures 3 30h - - Optique Quantique 3 24h 3h - Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics 3 18h 12h - Nanomagnetism and spintronics 3 27h - - Physique Mesoscopique et Electronique Moléculaire 3 24h - - Nanophotonique 3 20h 7h - Numerical Simulation of Nanosystems 3 15h - 15h
Option Nanodispositifs et nanotechnologies S1
Matières Ects Cours TD TP Physique des composants 3 27h - - Nanophotonics 3 24h - 3h Nanomagnétisme et Spintronique 3 27h - - Nanoelectronics and Molecular Electronics 3 27h - - Physics and modelling of MEMS (PMEMS) 3 15h 3h 12h Microtechnology 3 30h - - Nanotechnologies 3 30h - - Micro et nanodispositifs pour la biologie et le diagnostic 3 21h - 9h
Option International track in nanoscience S1
Matières Ects Cours TD TP Light-matter interaction in semiconducting nanostructures 3 30h - - Nanomagnetism and spintronics 3 27h - - Mobile Charges in physics and chemistry 3 20h 7h - Nanophotonics 3 24h - 3h Nanoelectronics and Molecular Electronics 3 27h - - Microtechnology 3 30h - - Numerical Simulation of Nanosystems 3 15h - 15h Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics 3 18h 12h -
- Tronc commun S1
- S4 - Semestre 4 Nano
2 UE au choix - Option Nanophysique
Matières Ects Cours TD TP Expériences Récentes en Nanophysique 3 10h 20h - Nanothermics 3 15h - 12h Mobile Charges in physics and chemistry 3 20h 7h - Projet Recherche 3 - - - Exciton physics 3 21h - - UE libre 3 - - -
2 UE au choix - Option Nanodispositifs et nanotechnologies
Matières Ects Cours TD TP Nanomédecine et nanotoxicologie 3 30h - - Projet Technologique 3 - - - Projet Recherche 3 - - - Optique Quantique 3 24h 3h - Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics 3 18h 12h - Composants semi-conducteurs térahertz 3 22h 5h - Optoelectronics 3 24h - 4h Microsystem design (CMEMS) 3 11.5h 2h 15h Circuit nanoarchitecture and deep learning (NARCHI) 3 16h - 12h Thin film photovoltaics 3 30h - - Mobile Charges in physics and chemistry 3 20h 7h - UE libre 3 - - -
2 UE au choix - Option International track in nanoscience
Matières Ects Cours TD TP Nanothermics 3 15h - 12h Thin film photovoltaics 3 30h - - Project 3 - - - Outstanding compounds in materials science - - - - UE libre 3 - - -
Tronc commun S2
Matières Ects Cours TD TP Stage 24 - - -
- 2 UE au choix - Option Nanophysique
After the graduation
79% of the graduates chose to continue as PhD student. Among those, 54% work in a lab of Paris-Saclay area, 13% somewhere else in Paris region, 21% in other French regions and 12% abroad. The financing are distributed between contracts attributed by doctoral schools, contracts of research obtained by the reception teams or still the mixed financing ministry and industry (Thesis CIFRE). 12% of the graduates are hired as engineer directly after the M2. Others make a continuation of studies except thesis.
After PhD graduation, doctors can continue as post-doc in an academic lab (45%) or valve their experience as engineer of research for in companies or organizations as ONERA (40%). About 14% get a permanent academic position.
The courses of the international track in nanosciences are taught in English.
Les modalités d'examen de la candidature sont les suivantes : Examen de dossier à déposer sur le site web de l'UPSaclay
Mandatory supporting documents
Additional supporting documents
- Physico-Chimie Curie
- Physico-Chimie Curie