Objectives and interest of the MasterThe main objective of the degree is to train undergraduate students of some degrees of the Branch of Sciences, especially of Physical and Chemical Sciences, some engineering of the Branch of Engineering and Architecture and also, although to a lesser extent, of the Branch of Sciences of Health, in the most modern molecular simulation techniques and advanced high performance scientific computing.
This advanced training, and at the same time specific, characteristic of a master's degree, will allow them to successfully face the completion of a doctoral thesis in research groups whose subject is focused on this scientific field or in industries with a strong innovative component.
Computer simulation is a powerful scientific tool for modeling atomic-scale processes in scientific and technological disciplines in very different fields.
The study and characterization of adsorption on structured porous materials, the adsorption of reagents on catalysts, the behavior of ionic fluids and liquid crystals, the microscopic study of complex biological systems, such as DNA or cell membranes, the analysis of protein folding and drug design, among others, are just some examples in the context of Condensed Matter or Condensed Matter for which molecular simulation can offer answers and solutions from a microscopic perspective.
Who is the Master aimed at?The master's degree is aimed especially at university graduates in degrees and degrees of some degrees of the Branch of Sciences, especially of Physical and Chemical Sciences, some engineering of the Branch of Engineering and Architecture and also, although to a lesser extent, of the Branch of Sciences Of the health.
CurriculumThe student must take a total of 60 ECTS on the subjects listed in the following academic structure:Teacher trainingModule 1. Basic fundamentalsPhysical and chemical bases of Thermodynamics.
Physical and chemical bases of Statistical Mechanics.Module 2. Computational methodologiesOperating Systems and Programming.
Numerical methods.Module 3. Simulation Techniques.Basic methods of molecular simulation.
Advanced Molecular Dynamics
Monte Carlo advanced.
Molecular simulation packages.Final Master's ProjectFaculty profileThe program has a cast of 27 professors, out of a total of 17 research groups, of the highest excellence, both in terms of their teaching and research capacity, with specialists from 8 universities and national institutions, which are part of the Spanish Network of Molecular Simulation, coordinated from the University of Huelva, as well as teachers from the National Autonomous Iztapalapa and Guanajuato Universities (both in Mexico), Nacional de La Plata (Argentina), and Concepción and Bío-Bío (both in Chile).
To give an idea of the order of magnitude of the scientific and training production of the Master's teaching team, it is enough to point out that as a whole they have published more than 1500 articles in Q1 journals of recognized international prestige, some 400 R & D & I research projects national, regional, European and international, and have directed more than 180 doctoral theses.MethodologyDistance classes with Adobe Connect technology from the International University of Andalusia (tele-teaching).
Teaching management through the Moodle platform. Use of accounts and computing time by teachers and students of the Galician Supercomputing Center (CESGA). Continuous assessment. Tutorial Action Plan.