The TCCM Master

The TCCM Master is meant to prepare experts in using and developing molecular sciences computational techniques to either work with innovative pharmaceutical, petrochemical and new-materials industries or to follow future doctoral studies in Chemistry, Physics, Life or Material Sciences.

It is articulated in 120 ECTS credits and can be accessed by students having a Bachelor in Chemistry, in Physics or in Material Science. Other scientific bachelors can also be accepted (provided that the student integrates his/her preparation as recommended by the local Tutor).

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The Doctorate Program

The Doctorate Program in Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling (TCCM) aims at preparing research leaders in the use and development of computational technologies in molecular sciences, and/or material science, able to work in fundamental areas of Chemistry, Physics, Material Science, Nanoscience, and Biological Chemistry, as well as in innovative pharmaceutical, petrochemical, computer and new-materials industries.

The PhD. Students will be experts in the use of High Performance Computing (HPC) and High Throughput Computing (HTC) facilities and also with the competences demanded by the non-academic partners involved in this project, as eventual future employers of the successful doctoral candidates.

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Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling (TCCM) play a key role in the development of modern chemistry, biochemistry, chemical biology, physics and material science. The rapid development of Science has tremendously increased our factual knowledge. There is an absolute need for guiding principles that explain what is observed and steer what is going to be discovered, which can only be provided by Theoretical and Computational sciences. In the words of the Nobel Committee, when the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Pople and Kohn in 1998,

“Quantum chemistry is today used within all branches of chemistry and molecular physics [and] affords deeper understanding of molecular processes that cannot be obtained from experiments alone.”

Europe’s (public and private) large efforts in the development of research facilities in the aforementioned fields are also significant, with the creation of a High Performance Computing (HPC) network and the expansion of CECAM (Centre Europeen de Calcul Atomique et Moleculaire). These efforts have underpinned the emergence of research groups that are leaders in the field. Maintaining such leadership requires the training of new experts who can cope with the urgent needs for conceptual analysis and numerical simulation.