Master in fundamental physics: nanotechnologies and quantum devices (nanoquad)

Language(s) of instruction: English

Length of study: 2 years, full time

Partner: Politecnico di Torino

Course Location:

1st year: Politecnico di Torino, Italy

– 2nd year: Université Paris Cité, France (including a 4 months internship)

Degrees awarded:

– Master Physique Fondamentale et Applications, parcours Dispositifs Quantiques, Université Paris Cité

– Laurea Magistrale in Nanotechnologies for ICTs, Politecnico di Torino

Entry Requirements: This course is addressed to students that have validated a bachelor in physics, materials science, engineering (with physics orientation) and to students of “Ecoles supérieures” (École polytechnique, École Normale…).

Language pre-requisites: B2 level in English

Course overview

Nanotechnologies and Quantum Devices’ is an international two-year master program giving a high-level theoretical and experimental training on different types of quantum phenomena – with particular emphasis on quantum devices and nanotechnologies. In this research area, the boundaries between physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering, biomedicine and ICT engineering have become blurred. 

The aim of the program is to create a professional figure having the complementary competences of a modern quantum physicist and a physical engineer in the area of nanotechnology-based quantum devices. Students receive state of the art training in nanofabrication and nanocharacterizing, thanks to the access to Politecnico labs (first year) and to Université Paris Cité cleanroom and the dedicated nanoscience teaching platform (second year). It also relies on the intervention of high-level scientists working in the domain of quantum devices.

The program is jointly offered by Université Paris Cité and the Politecnico of Turin. It is completely taught in English. At the issue of the two-year program, the succeeding students receive a double degree: the Italian Laurea Magistrale (Master degree) ‘Nanotechnologies for ICTs’ and the French Master Degree ‘Dispositifs Quantiques’. 

Thanks to this well-established network, students find many opportunities after graduation both in academics as well as in the industrial sector. After the master’s degree, they can be directly employed as specialized scientists or engineers in High-Tech Industries, or start a PhD thesis work in outstanding public or private research laboratories.

Skills and competencies developed

This training is twofold. It aims at preparing students to fundamental research in Physics research centers and training them to become skilled professionally. Students thereafter will be able to adjust and settle in research teams whether they are academic or industrial.

  • Experimental and theoretical knowledge in quantum physics (photonics, electronics, spintronics, nanomagnetism, 2D materials, nanomaterials, solid physics, quantum information)
  • Capacity to carry out nanoscience projects (bibliography, training in clean rooms, measurements using the nanoscience platform, project outcomes presentation)
  • Ability to carry out a research project (end-of-year internship)


Dr. Maria Luisa Della Rocca, (French Pedagogical Coordinator)
Pr. Carlo RICCIARDI, (Italian Pedagogical Coordinator)