Master 2

Materials Chemistry and Interfaces


The aim of the Master program « Materials Chemistry and Interfaces » is to provide a fundamental understanding of all aspects related to the development and engineering of materials. The students will develop their ability to research, design, assess, implement and review solutions to actual society issues across a wide range of materials. The main applications concern the fields of Energy, Transport, Electronics, Medicine, Nanotechnologies, Health… Our courses are taught by expert academics, through formal lecturing and student-led course works. Our students will have access to top level infrastructure by working on real research projects as part of established research groups.

The Master program allows engineers and scientists from a variety of backgrounds (i.e. Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials or Physics) to build on their experience and expertise. It provides strong bases in engineering and sciences with skills transferable to the next stage of their career in academia or industry.

Language of instruction: english
ECTS : 60
Oriented: research
Duration: 1 year
Courses Location: Institut Polytechnique de Paris

Educational objectives

This master program aims at providing to students a strong interdisciplinary background in materials science. The courses will thus cover all the fields relevant to materials science engineers: functional physical/chemical properties, materials synthesis, nanostructuring and shaping, characterization of structural/microstructural/chemical/physical properties, applications, surface states and engineering…

The academic program will be completed by more practical courses/sessions following a project-based and/or learning-by-doing approaches. This includes practical training in laboratories or the prototype building project which will be performed in the fablab of IPP. During the second semester, students will have to perform an internship in one of the laboratory associated to the master program (see list below) or at industrial partners. This internship aims at putting in practice the knowledge acquired during the first semester and to apply it through an original research project.

A typical topic of research internship could be on:
– The formulation, characterisation and tests of new materials for specific devices: Fuel cells, Li-ion batteries, phase transition energy storage, photocatalysis cells,…
– The deposition, characterisation and tests of new nanostructured concepts for electronic / energy / environment applications: triboelectricity, multiferroics, energy harvesters, functional layers for windows/lenses, …

Program structure

30 ECTS per semester must be validated the obtain the master program diploma. For the first semester, among the different courses available, 3 of them are mandatory (Module 1, Module 11, module 12). For the second semester, a short bibliographic project and a 5-6 months internship are mandatory.


Laboratories involved

Career prospects

A student following the Master 2 program “Advanced Materials Engineering” could either continue his/her career as engineer in industry or as PhD student in a laboratory. The main fields are those mentioned previously all related to Material Science engineering: Energy, Electronics, Functional materials, Advanced Ceramics, Chemistry, Polymers, Integrated devices… The interdisciplinary character of the educational programme constitutes an important feature of our student employability.

Institutional partners

Natural institution partners are those associated to the Polytechnician education program such as EPFL, Stanford University,…


Application guidelines for a master’s program at IP Paris

Academic prerequisites

  • Students should possess a solid background in Materials science, either after following the 1st year of a master program in Materials Science, Chemistry or Physics, or after following an engineer cycle (2nd year) centred in Materials science.

Language prerequisites

  • C1 level in english

Application timeline

Deadlines for the Master application sessions are as follows:
– First session: February 28, 2020
– Second session: April 30, 2020
– Third Session (optional): June 30, 2020 (only if there are availabilities remaining after the 2 first sessions)
Applications not finalized for a session will automatically be carried over to the next session.

You shall receive an answer 2 months after the application deadline of the session.
You can check your application status by logging in your candidate space.

Tuition fees

National Master: Official tuition fees of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation
(2019-2020, EU students: 243 euros / Non-EU students: 3770 euros)


Guilhem Dezanneau, Thierry Gacoin

Administrative aspects:
Sandra Schnakenbour