Projects in Engineering Physics

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The Master by Research Programme in Engineering Physics targets students who are highly motivated to develop skills and knowledge for a future career in academic or industrial research and development.

The programme contains a number of advanced level courses, but is dominated by your individual project that after two years will lead up to your Master thesis. You will be a member of one of our research groups for the duration of the education and carry out research together with the other scientists. You will be appointed an individual supervisor who will guide you through the work. The research projects can be carried out in companies as well, but also in these cases we are providing you with a clear affiliation to an academic research group and a supervisor.

Only a few students will be admitted and on an individual level. If you have shown excellent results in your Bachelor studies and are self-motivated to further specialize in your field academically, this programme could be something for you.

Research areas

At Mid Sweden University, suitable master projects for the degree of Master by Research (MbR) in Engineering Physics can currently be offered within the following areas:

  • Materials science for green energy: Energy harvesting

    We are currently running projects on alternative wind power, thermo-electric power generation, and solar power. The projects focus on new materials and new methods for energy harvesting. As MbR student within this field you will join the research groups to work with materials such as e.g. piezoelectric materials, cellulose, graphene and graphite, molybdenum disulfide, etc. and with advanced characterization methods such as electron microscopy, electric measurements (piezoelectric and/or photovoltaic), x-ray diffraction, atomic force microscopy, etc. and process methods such as printing and laser processing.
  • Materials science for green energy: Energy storage

    We perform research on surfaces and materials for energy storage devices such as supercapacitors and batteries. As MbR student within this field you will join a research group and work with materials such as e.g. graphite and graphene, nano particles, various electrolytes, you will use advanced characterization methods such as electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, cyclic voltammetry, Raman spectroscopy, viscometry, dynamic light scattering etc. and process methods such as exfoliation, 3D printing and coating methods.

 

Application

The application should be sent to Associate Professor Jonas Örtegren and include a letter stating your scientific interest and your interest in the program, CV, verified transcript of study record, verification of English prerequisite. Exam theses or similar individual project reports that you wish to refer to should be attached with your application.

Minimum MbR programme entry requirements are good language skills in English and a degree of Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Engineering, or equivalent, in a subject relevant to the chosen specialization.

For starting an autumn semester the application must be received by us at latest April 15 and for the spring semester November 15.

Education plan

  • Optional courses BA/MA, 30 Credits
  • Physics MA, Scientific Writing and Presentation Techniques, 7.5 Credits
  • Physics MA, Problem formulation and Thesis Planning, 7.5 Credits
  • Physics MA, Development of Theory and Experiment, 15 Credits
  • Physics MA Thesis Project I, 15 Credits
  • Physics MA, Thesis Project II, 15 Credits
  • Physics MA, Thesis, 30 Credits

Requirements

Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Engineering or equivalent (at least 180 Credits/180 ECTS) in a subject relevant for the chosen specialization, for example Physics, Engineering Physics, Materials Science or equivalent.

Proven skills in English.

Selection criteria

  1. The applicant´s competence in relation to the specialization.
  2. Personal letter stating interest in the program.
  3. Quality of previous individual project in relation to the demands of the research at the department within the specialization.
  4. The applicant´s analytical ability, ability to communicate in English and ability to work both independently and in groups. The evaluation of the application is done by the subject board in Engineering Physics.