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The Materials Chemistry Ph.D. Program

The Materials Chemistry Ph.D. degree program is aimed at students whose interests span the traditional divisions of chemistry, and who are interested in chemistry of materials. Students with bachelor's degrees in related fields such as physics, chemical engineering, and materials science and who are interested in moving into chemistry will also find the materials chemistry program quite attractive.

Students in the materials chemistry program are free to do their research with any faculty member in the department as their Ph.D. adviser. It is also possible to arrange for a Ph.D. adviser in another department such as the Dept. of Physics or the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering. 

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The Materials Chemistry Program is administered by the Department of Chemistry in the College of Letters and Sciences. It is intended for students who want a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, but with an emphasis in "materials".

In addition to the Materials Chemistry Program, students and faculty with interests in " materials" can further benefit by association with the Materials Science Program (MSP) on the UW-Madison campus. The MSP is a completely distinct, cross-campus program administered by the College of Engineering for students who want a "materials"-oriented degree with a stronger engineering focus. Although the MSP is administered by the College of Engineering, students in the MSP can perform their Ph.D. research with any of the 55 faculty in 12 departments who are members of the Materials Science Program Advisory Committee . The MSP also has a regular seminar series that brings many renowned scientists to speak on their research.