Doctorate in Nanotechnology

  Accredited by the Mexican Postgraduate Quality Program SEP-CONACYT (PNPC)

(Scholarships for Foreing Students)

 


PROGRAM NAME: Doctorate in Nanotechnology


General Office of Professions (DGP) Code: 520619

Typical time to degree: 8 semesters

Credits: 218

Degree conferred: Doctor of Nanotechnology

Campus where it is offered: Hermosillo

 


DESCRIPTION OF THE DEGREE PROGRAM


Objectives

The plan of studies offers graduates high-level academic training characterized by five central aspects:

  • Development of a background of multidisciplinary excellence in the vast field of Nanotechnology and Materials Science and Engineering, which includes basic studies of matter, its underlying structure, its atomic configuration and physical, chemical, physicochemical and biophysical properties.
  • To instill a deep level of competitiveness in students in the mastery of the diverse analytical, experimental and computational methodologies, for processing, synthesizing and characterizing nanostructured materials.
  • To develop and enrich a background in teaching competencies at a higher education and postgraduate level.
  • To link graduates' training to the development needs of the productive sector; and
  • To develop ethical researchers of distinction with a high level of originality, independence and scientific methodology.

 


WHAT COMPETENCIES WILL I HAVE ACQUIRED BY THE END OF THIS PROGRAM?


Graduate Profile

Graduates from the Doctorate in Nanotechnology will be characterized by their mastery of the following:

Cognitive Skills

  • Mastery of the theories, methodologies and tools associated with Nanotechnology;
  • Methodological skills in scientific research, with emphasis in the development of heuristic abilities;
  • Knowledge of the context, structure and technological development of the productive sector;
  • Valuing existing knowledge in the field of Nanostructured Materials Science and Engineering;
  • Generation of basic and applied, original and independent research, which allows for the enrichment of knowledge of Nanostructured Materials Science and Engineering.

Instrumental Skills

  • Efficient mastery in operating and handling equipment, materials, instruments and laboratories pertaining to Nanotechnology;
  • Creation of new techniques and procedures for the operation and handling of equipment, materials, instruments and laboratories, and
  • Development of teaching skills in order to conduct learning groups for higher and postgraduate education.

Value Skills

  • Enrichment of the value and attitude aspects of scientific knowledge;
  • Development of an ecological awareness in their research tasks and service to the productive sector;
  • Characterization of ethical values in scientific and professional tasks.  Leadership in the Nanostructured Materials Science and Engineering and Nanotechnology field of knowledge, and
  • Ability to participate in the training of high-quality researchers in the nanotechnology field.

 


PLAN OF STUDIES


Curriculum Map

Course List

Research Practice I   

Selected Topics of Nanotechnology  

Research Practice II  

Characterization of Materials    

Experimental Development I  

Experimental Development II  

Thesis I  

Thesis II  

Elective Courses

Electronic Microscopy  

Electronic Structure of Materials  

Advanced Ceramics 

Heat Treatment of Materials  

Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Materials  

Polymers  

Polymer Processing  

Characterization of Catalysts  

Catalyst Synthesis  

Physical Chemistry  

Foundations of Organic Chemistry  

Advanced Organic Chemistry  

Preparation and Characterization of Thin Films  

Electron Spectroscopy  

Electro-Optics

Photonics  

Selected Topics of Physics and Chemistry  

Crystallography and Diffraction  

Magnetic Properties of Materials  

Experimental Magnetism Techniques  

Non-destructive Assays  

Continuum Mechanics  

Selected Physical Metallurgy Topics  

Polymer Chemistry  

Polymer Physical Chemistry  

Rheology and Rheometry  

Additive for Polymers  

Molecular Models of Structures and Properties of Polymers  

Chemical Modelling from Atoms to Liquids  

Introduction to Computational Chemistry  

Computational Simulation of Molecular and Supramolecular Materials  

Introduction to Nanotechnology  

Introduction to Bio-nanotechnology  

Application of Computational Nanotechnology  

Science and Technology of Nanocomposites  

Molecular Nano-electronics  

Computational Chemistry for Nanotechnology  

Supramolecular Chemistry  

Hydrogen Production for Fuel Cells  

Fuel Cell Technology  

Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Production Selection Techniques  

Luminescent Characterization of Nanomaterials  

Biomolecule Analysis  

Molecular Biology

 


LINES OF GENERATION AND/OR APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE PROGRAM


1. Bio-nanotechnology and Nanomedicine

2. Manufacture and Evaluation of Devices.

3. Functionalized Nanocomposites and Nanostructures.

 


CORE FACULTY


The Teaching Staff who form the Basic Core Faculty consists of 28 Doctors, of which 27 belong to the National System of Researchers (SNI, acronym in Spanish), grouped by the time dedicated to the Postgraduate Nanotechnology Program (Master's Degree and Doctorate), they are classified in Full-Time Faculty and Part-Time Faculty.

The following tables show a breakdown of the Teaching Staff, grouped by the Time dedicated to the Postgraduate Program, indicating their SNI Level, as well as the Line(s) of Generation and Application of Knowledge (LGAC's) they develop: (1) Bio-nanotechnology and Nanomedicine;(2) Manufacture and Evaluation of Devices; and (3) Functionalized Nanocomposites and Nanostructures.

Full-Time Faculty

Name of the Professor

SNI Level

LGAC's

Institutional Email

Alvarado Rivera Josefina

1 (Professorship)

(2)

josefina.alvarado@unison.mx

Alvarez Ramos Mario Enrique

3

(2) and (3)

enrique.alvarez@fisica.uson.mx

Barboza Flores Marcelino

3

(1), (2) and (3)

mbarboza@cifus.uson.mx

Berman Mendoza Dainet

1

(2) and (3)

daiber@cifus.uson.mx

Castillo Santos Jesús

2

(2)

semiconductores@difus.uson.mx

Zayas Saucedo María Elena

1

(2)

mzayas@difus.uson.mx

Corella Madueño Adalberto

2

(2) and (3)

adalberto.corella@correo.fisica.uson.mx

García Gutiérrez Rafael

2

(2) and (3)

rgarcia@cifus.uson.mx

Hernández Paredes Javier

1

(2) and (3)

javier.paredes@fisica.uson.mx

Íñiguez Palomares Ramón Alfonso

C

(1) and (3)

ramonalfonso.iniguez@gmail.com

Juárez Onofre Josué Elías

1

(1) and (3)

josue.juarez@fisica.uson.mx

Larios Rodríguez Eduardo Antonio

1

(1) and (3)

elarios@polimeros.uson.mx

Lucero Acuña Jesús Armando

C

(1) and (3)

jalucero@ciencias.uson.mx

Meléndrez Amavizca Rodrigo

3

(1), (2) and (3)

rodrigo@difus.uson.mx

Ortiz Rascón Eduardo

C (Professorship)

(1)

eortize@gmail.com

Pedroza Montero Martín Rafael

2

(1) and (3)

mpedroza@cifus.uson.mx

Riera Aroche Raúl

2

(2) and (3)

rriera@cifus.uson.mx

Rodríguez Beas César

C

(1) and (3)

cesaragosto@ciencias.uson.mx

Rodríguez León Erika

C

(1) and (3)

erl990206@gmail.com

Rodríguez Mijangos Ricardo Antonio

2

(2)

mijangos@cifus.uson.mx

Rosas Burgos Rodrigo Arturo

2

(2) and (3)

rodrigo.rosas@correo.fisica.uson.mx

Sánchez Zeferino Raúl

1

(2)

raul.sanchez@ciencias.uson.mx

Valdés Covarrubias Miguel Ángel

2

(1) and (3)

miguel.valdez@correo.fisica.uson.mx

Part-Time Faculty

Name of the Professor

SNI Level

LGAC's

Institutional Email

Carrillo Torres Roberto Carlos

C

(1) and (3)

roberto.carrillo@unison.mx

Castellanos Moreno Arnulfo

 

(2) and (3)

arnulfo.castellanos@correo.fisica.uson.mx

Esquivel González Reynaldo

Professorship

(1) and (3)

reynaldoegzz@gmail.com

Complementary Core Faculty of the Doctorate in Nanotechnology

The Teaching Staff who form the Complementary Core Faculty of the Program consists of 8 Doctors, of which 4 belong to the National System of Researchers (SNI).  This group includes professors with affiliation to National or Foreign Institutions, who participate part-time in the Program.

The following tables show a breakdown of the Teaching Staff of the Complementary Core Faculty of the Postgraduate Program, indicating their SNI Level, as well as their affiliation and the Line(s) of Generation and Application of Knowledge (LGAC's) they develop:

Professors of Other Institutions 

Name of the Professor

Institution of Affiliation

SNI Level

LGAC's

Ayón Ballesteros Arturo Alejo

The University of Texas at San Antonio (USA)

2

(2) and (3)

Caldiño García Ulises Sinhue

UAM – Iztapalapa

 

(2)

Duarte Moller José Alberto

CIMAV AC

2

(2) and (3)

Gómez Pavón Luz del Carmen

BUAP

1

(2) and (3)

Guzmán Zamudio Roberto

University of Arizona (USA)

 

(1) and (3)

Haupt Karsten

Compiègne University of Technology (France)

 

(1) and (3)

Ramírez Bon Rafael

CINVESTAV-IPN (Querétaro Unit)

3

(1), (2) and (3)

Taboada Pablo

University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

 

(1) and (3)

 


HOW DO I ENROLL IN THIS GRADUATE PROGRAM?


Entrance requirements

  • Entrance application and statement of purpose explaining reasons for studying in the field of Nanotechnology. 
  • Master's Degree Certificate or Exam Certificate in a field related to Nanotechnology, such as Materials Science, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and/or related Engineering fields (Chemical, Biochemical, Systems, Materials, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronical, etc.) and master's degree grade transcript. 
  • Minimum average of 8.0 or its equivalent. 
  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the English language.  Score of 500 in TOEFL, or its equivalent as assigned by UNISON Department of Foreign Languages. 
  • Complete the EXANI-III-CENEVAL knowledge and abilities examination and pass with a minimum score of 1000 points.
  • Complete a diagnostic examination. 
  • First draft of thesis and Curriculum Vitae of the advisor. 
  • Interview with the research faculty relevant to their proposal for initial evaluation.  For final acceptance, students must also have a positive evaluation in the interview with the Academic Commission of the Postgraduate Program.
  • Two 25×30 mm color photographs with a white background.
  • Two academic letters of recommendation from Research Professors pertaining to the National System of Researchers (SNI).
  • Birth certificate (original). 
  • Unique Population Registry Code (CURP) for Mexican students; for foreign students, the corresponding student visa.
  • Voter ID (both sides) for Mexican students; passport for foreign students (copy)
  • Proof of address (copy).

 

Applicant Profile

The Doctorate in Nanotechnology program is aimed at graduates from fields related to Nanotechnology and Science of Materials, such as; Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and/or related Engineering fields (Chemical, Industrial, Biochemical, Systems, Materials, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, etc.).

 


WHAT DO I NEED TO GRADUATE?


Graduation requirements

To obtain the doctorate degree, the student must:

  • Successfully complete all course credits and satisfy the other requirements established in the corresponding graduate program;
  • Certify comprehension of a language other than Spanish, as established by the Graduate Academic Committee of the respective study program.
  • Pass the degree examination in the written and oral phase before an ex-profeso appointed committee.
  • For the doctor degree, pass a general knowledge exam, if required by the postgraduate program.
  • Comply with the provisions and requirements established by the Department of Academic Services for the issuance of the degree.

 

Degree options

Develop and defend their thesis on an original research project before a committee to be integrated according to the internal guidelines of the program.

 


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO STUDY THIS GRADUATE DEGREE?


Cost of the National Graduate School Entrance Exam (EXANI-III)

The applicant registration fee to study at the University of Sonora is published every year along with the new student admission announcement. See last year's information: http://www.nanotecnologia.uson.mx/

 

Enrollment and tuition fees

Pursuant to the Fee Regulation, when enrolling in one of the University of Sonora’s graduate degree programs, students must pay all corresponding fees based on the current minimum wage in the city of Hermosillo. See last year's information: fees and discounts per course http://www.serviciosescolares.uson.mx/

 


FURTHER INFORMATION


Dr. Mario Enrique Álvarez Ramos

Program Coordinator

Edificio 3F (Planta Baja), Blvd. Luis Encinas J. y Rosales S/N, Col. Centro, C.P. 83000. Hermosillo, Sonora.

coordinacion.posgrado@fisica.uson.mx

Tel: +52 (662) 2592108

http://www.nanotecnologia.uson.mx/