Doctoral Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences

The Doctoral Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences (PCS) is responsible for the doctoral education in astronomy, chemistry, materials science and engineering, physics and theoretical physics at the University of Turku.

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 17 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.

Contact information


PCS Director:
Professor Juri Poutanen

PCS Coordinator:
Coordinator Nina Lehtimäki

PCS UTUGS funded positions, Decision

Sitaatti PhD PCS Khan 9
For a Doctoral Candidate in Materials Science who is thirsty to learn with a will of becoming an independent scientist, I believe that the brainstormed teaching and excellent research supervision offered by the Professors here is of high standards which leads the Doctoral Candidates to an exciting and bright future.
Mukarram Khan, Doctoral Candidate