Doctor of Science Major in Materials Chemistry

Doctor of Science Major in Materials Chemistry

Officially recognized by the National Program for Quality Graduate Studies of the National Council on Science and Technology (In Process)

Area of Interest:

Engineering and Technology

Degree Level:

Graduate Studies

Type of Degree:


Academic Degree:

Doctor of Science Major in Materials Chemistry

Length of Course:

Minimum length of 3 years; Maximum length of 3.5 years

Official Recognition Since:

Wed, March 28, 2007

Number of Official Recognition:


Program of Study


The purpose of the doctoral degree is to educate competitive human resources for international stages, with deep knowledge, professional ethics, and social responsibility, who will be able to develop original research works in an autonomous and interdisciplinary manner, and produce results of high scientific and technological quality in the field of materials chemistry. They will interpret and apply their knowledge of Materials Chemistry, particularly focusing on the synthesis and characterization of new materials (vitreous, ceramic, inorganic, polymeric, molecular materials) through different techniques and the assessment of its potential application.

The major in Materials Chemistry intends to relate the UANL research advances on materials to the technology development of our country, guiding such development to meet the needs of society for new high quality materials that are effective and have detailed specifications on their application areas.


Graduates will develop and innovate new materials through synthesis, characterization, and application, seeking to improve their structural or functional properties: electricity, catalysis, magnetism, or optics.


Applicants must have a related master degree in science, which will guarantee they possess the necessary knowledge to develop proper research work. In addition, they must be skilled in verbal-mathematical reasoning and oral-written expression, comprehensive, critic, self-learners, innovators, keen to experimentation, tenacious, and sensitive to environmental care, with a high sense of responsibility and discipline.

Labor Market

In Mexico, mainly in its northeastern region, current industries of glass, ceramic, cement, polymers, and functional coatings, among others, require professionals who are highly qualified in materials chemistry. The skills acquired during these graduate studies will provide the ability to work in academia, research, and industrial development. In these areas, our graduates will constitute an important link in the chain of value added.

Social Significance

The doctoral degree in materials chemistry seeks to educate high-level human resources for globalization, where the skills in materials chemistry gives the opportunity to engage in academia, research and industrial development, guiding such development to meet the needs of society for new high quality materials that are effective and have detailed specifications on their application areas.

Continuing Professional Development

The doctoral degree in materials chemistry requires as mandatory part of the curriculum to carry out research courses or stays at other national and international institutions, seeking to improve the scientific quality of research topics, which will be verified through scientific publications and dissertations.

Operational Hazard

Graduates must meet all safety standards and regulations while working in laboratories on the experiments of their dissertations to avoid any risks.

Specific Requirements

Applicants must have a related master of science in materials chemistry and a minimum GPA of 80 out of 100. They must complete an application form and deliver the necessary documents at the Office of Student Services of our School of Graduate Studies, as well as fulfilling the enrollment requirements and complying with the entrance provisions of the UANL General Regulations of Graduate Studies and the School of Chemistry Internal Regulations.

Applicant must pass the mandatory tests: the General Knowledge Test (EXANI III, Spanish acronym), the English Proficiency Test (EXCI, Spanish acronym), the Specific Knowledge Test, a technical English test, a psychometric test, and an interview. For any special case, the Master Degree Committee will determine whether applicants are admitted or rejected.

Director of Graduate Studies in Materials Chemistry:

Dra. Ma. Idalia Gomez de la Fuente

Phone: 8329 400 Extensions 6420 and 6421


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