Advanced materials and nanotechnology

Advanced materials and nanotechnology is among the "ordered" programmes of study that receive subsidy from the Human Capital Operational Programme (1/POKL/4.1.2/2011).

The aim of this unique programme of study is to educate experts in technology and materials used in the most advanced sectors of industry (e.g. nanomaterials, biomaterials, photonic materials). Working with advanced materials requires in-depth knowledge of quantum physics and chemistry. The graduates may pursue careers in both industry and laboratory research.

The programme gives the students the opportunity to gain interdisciplinary knowledge from the fields of physics, chemistry, materials science, and the basics of nanotechnology with the special focus on properties of advanced materials' on both micro- and macroscopic level and the modern research methods and techniques used to study these materials.

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Photonics and nanotechnology

Photonics is a new, interdisciplinary science that uses light radiation (photons) to produce, transfer and process information and signals. Nanostructures are materials the size of which is similar to the distances between atoms and molecules that constitute the matter. The methods used to produce nanostructures constitute the basis of nanotechnology.

Advanced materials for information technology

The specialization is aimed at presenting and implementing theoretical and practical knowledge about organic and inorganic advanced materials used in information technology. A special emphasis is put on presenting the latest achievements in the field of engineering and the use of magnetic and superconducting materials as well as liquid crystals and polymers.


The study of biomaterials is an interdisciplinary field of science focused on the research on the most important rules that govern the interactions between biological systems and human-made materials, macromolecules, networks and other structures. The graduates will be able to design substitute materials imitating the tissues found in nature.

Supra- nano- and macromolecular materials

Supra-, nano-, and macromolecular chemistry are a recently developed interdisciplinary field of materials science that covers a wide range of topics related to the design, synthesis, structure, and properties of materials. Industry is more and more interested in intelligent materials with specialized functions, such as e.g. chemical sensors, molecular sieves, catalysts and molecular tools used in complex chemical reactions, photomaterials that decompose pollutants, polymeric membranes used in fuel cells, and hydrogels.

What we offer

  • studies of modern physics, chemistry, and engineering as well as higher mathematics and computer science,
  • access to physical and computer laboratories, library, data analysis tools, modern research software, scientific publications,
  • international student exchange within the framework of Socrates/Erasmus programme,
  • opportunity to take part in our research and assistance in contacting foreign scientific centres.

Graduates' qualifications

Contemporary materials science covers a wide range of interdisciplinary issues. The graduates of the programme: Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology possess interdisciplinary knowledge in the areas of materials science and technology used to produce modern materials, as well as practical skills in their chosen specialization.

The graduates can find employment in high-tech sector, including academic research institutions, research laboratories with links to industry, and industrial plants that use technologies based on newly developed materials. Besides, the interdisciplinary programme, which also includes courses in economy and management, prepares the graduates to run their own enterprises in high-tech sector.