Doctoral Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences
Under the guidance of distinguished professors and supervisors the PCS provides comprehensive doctoral education in physical and chemical sciences.
Doctoral Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences works in
collaboration with
Like all the 16 Doctoral Programmes of the University of Turku, PCS is part of the University of Turku Graduate School (UTUGS).
The UTUGS aims at providing high quality doctoral studies for the duration of four years and offers all the doctoral candidates attentive guidance and support by organising multidisciplinary training on academic topics, transferable skills and career planning.

Research Themes

Department of Physics and Astronomy and FINCA - Finnish Centre for Astronomy with ESO
  • Materials Physics
    • Magnetism and superconductivity, Nanophysics, UV radiation induced dissociation of molecules, Computational materials physics, Electrostatics, Porous materials, Pharmaceutical physics
  • Theoretical and Experimental Quantum Physics
    • Atomic hydrogen, Quantum optics, Open quantum systems, Complex systems, Quantum technologies, Quantum information theory and Operational quantum physics
  • Astronomy and Space Research
    • Observational astronomy from radio to gamma-rays, Theoretical astrophysics and cosmology, High-energy astrophysics, Astrobiology, Experimental and computational heliophysics

Department of Chemistry

  • Materials Chemistry and Chemical Analysis 
    • Conjugated polymers and the Spectroelectro-chemistry of Thin Films, Graphenes, Fullerenes, Ionic Liquids, Layer-by-Layer Thin Films: Fabrication and Mechanical Properties, Applied NMR, Luminescence, Metal-Organic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology
    • Bio-organic chemistry with emphasis on bio-organic syntheses and
      mechanisms, Tannin and polyphenol chemistry, Analytical organic chemistry, Physical organic structural chemistry, Structure-activity relationships, Chemical biology and ecology


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 "The Doctoral Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences offers great surroundings for doctoral studies: I discuss with my supervisor almost daily and I have got new contacts with the international researcher community in conferences and research visits to synchrotron facilities. "

Marjukka Tuominen

Doctoral candidate

20014 Turun yliopisto, Finland
Tel. +358 29 450 5000

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