Master in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering|Master in Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering|Doctor of Philosophy in Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology
Interdepartmental Postgraduate Programme:''Energy Technologies and Sustainable Design''


Description of the PhD program in Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN)

The program of study is structured to offer students a comprehensive education in Materials Science and Engineering and equip them for successful careers in the fields of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. The courses, taught by renowned faculty members with backgrounds in materials science, chemistry, physics and electrical, mechanical and manufacturing engineering, are designed to not only teach fundamentals but also to prepare students to apply modern day approaches to materials problems in order to enable them to synthesise improved materials in response to challenges in the areas of energy, the environment and manufacturing. Collaborating with industry, the government and other departments and institutions, the research contributes to a broad range of fields and allows the exploration of relationships between processing, structure and properties in all classes of materials, including metals, ceramics, polymers, electronic and biomaterials.

The curriculum consists of a carefully selected set of compulsory courses, accompanied by elective courses, enabling the students to excel in a sub-discipline of their choice. Having access to state-of-the-art processing, characterisation, analytical and computational facilities, the students have all tools available to embark into high-impact research through discussions with their advisors and tackle some of the world’s biggest problems, including energy and health. 

The overall objective of this program is to train young scientists with up-to-date knowledge and techniques in the fast growing (and of particular importance for the society) fields of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. Students are specialized in one of the research areas of the program with the aim to create the best possible conditions for successful professional careers in the public or private sector, in industry or in research organizations.

The duration of the program is 4 to 5 years and involves courses (76 ECTS, 10 courses) and research (164 ECTS) work. Full and part time 3-year fellowships are provided by the University every year to the best newcomer graduate students in the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department. 

The suggested program of study is summarized in the Table


Postgraduate Curriculum Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN)

Course code-name
ECTS   Course code-name ECTS
MME 557    Polymer Nanocomposites 8 MME 553    Surface Engineering 8
MME 563    Materials Physics 8 MME 554    Characterization Techniques of Bulk and Nano-Materials 8
MME 566    Advanced Semiconductor Materials and Nanodevices 8 Technical Elective Course 1 8
MME 840    Thesis Research Ι  6 MME 841    Thesis Research ΙΙ 6
Technical Elective Course 2 8 Technical Elective Course 4 8
Technical Elective Course 3 8 MME 843    Thesis Research IV.a 11
MME 507    Technical Writing and Speaking 4 MME 844    Thesis Research IV.b 11
MME 842    Thesis Research ΙΙΙ 10    
MME 845    Thesis Research V.a 10 MME 848    Thesis Research VI.a 10
MME 846    Thesis Research V.b
10 MME 849    Thesis Research VI.b 10
MME 847    Thesis Research V.c 10 MME 850    Thesis Research VI.c 10
MME 851    Thesis Research VII.a 10 MME 853    Thesis Research VIII.a 20
MME 852    Thesis Research VII.b 10 MME 854    Thesis Research VIII.b 10
MME 809    Thesis Writing Ι  10 MME 810    Thesis Writing ΙΙ  10


Course Code Course name
MME 532 Biomaterials in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
MME 539 Nonlinear Mechanics & Modelling of Solids   8
MME 555 Polymers in Medical Applications
MME 558 Fundamentals of Ceramics I   8
MME 559 Fundamentals of Ceramics II   8
MME 562 Semiconductor Processing Technology   8
MME 564 Nanomechanics   8
MME 565 Physical Principles, Design and Fabrication of MEMS   8
MME 567 Materials for Energy Production, Storage and Conversion   8
Other technical Elective Courses offered by the Department    
Course Code
Course name   ECTS
MME 512 Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics   8
MME 516 Renewable Energy Technology   8
MME 517 Solar Energy Technology   8
MME 518 Theory and applications of incompressible Newtonian and non-Newtonian Fluids   8
MME 525 Analysis and control of robotic and autonomous systems   8
MME 523 Signal Processing   8
MME 524 Modelling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems   8
MME 533 Biomedical and Industrial Applications of Engineering Acoustics   8
MME 535 Medical Diagnostic Imaging   8
MME 541 Manufacturing Process Automations   8
MME 551 Nonlinear Mechanics of Solids and Structure   8


The students can register to a Technical Elective course from the elective courses offered by the AMN program or the courses offered by other graduate programs of the MME department or the University.

For information regarding the studies, please contact the program coordinator, Dr. Claus Rebholz at +357 2289 2282 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For information about the application and deadlines to apply, please contact the secretary of the Department, Ms. Loucia Christodoulou at +357-22892280