The Materials Science curriculum encompasses interdisciplinary research focused particularly on methodologies derived from the Physical Sciences, both from theoretical and experimental perspectives.
Theoretical methods include mathematical modeling of materials, including engineering approaches. Additionally, characteristics methods are used for the treatment of condensed matter in relation to the development of specific technological applications. An example is the use of topological surfaces in van der Waals solids for photonics and quantum technologies, such as the detection of single photons or polarization for qubit manipulation.
Another important characteristic is related to the experimental methodology, combined with chemical and physical tools, for the manipulation of materials such as nanoparticles, surface functionalization, or the study of functional materials, particularly in relation to energy accumulation and production. Furthermore, particular attention is given to the circular economy, waste management, and recycling of materials/devices in the context of the important topic of energy, namely the efficient use of resources for energy generation, conservation, and storage.