Soft Matter Science & Engineering


Soft Matter Science & Engineering


The aim of the Soft Matter Science & Engineering Postgraduate Program is to provide students with the needed skills to pursue successful careers or further advanced studies in the highly interdisciplinary field of soft materials. The educational and research activities of the program provide an integrated approach and in-depth training, with emphasis on conducting innovative research in a variety of soft matter fields, including (but not limited to) synthesis and characterization, polymers, colloids, composites, interfacial properties, materials for energy, biomimetic materials, responsive networks, materials for biological or biomedical applications, eco-friendly and sustainable materials, recycling, rheology and processing.

The Postgraduate Program is organized and hosted by the Department of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of Crete.

It is based in Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

How to Apply

Please gather the following documents:

  • Application.
  • Detailed CV.
  • Report of interests.
  • Diploma supplement.
  • Up to three (3) letters of recommendation. They should be sent directly from the authors to the postgraduate secretariat.
  • Certificate of good knowledge of the English language (B2 level and above).
  • Any other document the applicant considers to be evidence of scientific excellence and quality.

The application must include an e-mail account, from which the applicant will be informed about the progress of his/her application.

Applications and supporting documents are submitted exclusively online to the postgraduate secretariat before the deadline.

For more information, please contact the Secretariat of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Mr. Ch. Stratigis (tel. +30 2810-394272, or the Director of Postgraduate Program on Soft Matter Science & Engineering, Prof. D. Vlassopoulos (


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