The doctoral programs in the ESPCI ParisTech research laboratories are intended to prepare PhDs for a carreer either in industrial innovation and R&D, or in research and/or academics.
A broad range of thesis topics is offered by the 17 laboratories in physics, chemistry and biology at ESPCI ParisTech. Many of the theses prepared at ESPCI ParisTech are undertaken in conjunction with an industrial firm.
Each year, the School admits about fifty new PhD students, most of whom are assigned to work with the 13 doctoral schools (Ecole doctorale, or ED in French) with which it is associated:
- ED 107: Paris Region - Physics
- ED 130: Information technology, telecommunication and electronics
- ED 158: Brain, cognition and behavior
- ED 388: Paris-Centre - Physical chemistry and analytical chemistry
- ED 389: Physics, from particles to condensed matter
- ED 390: Processes and high technology engineering
- ED 391: Mechanical sciences, acoustics and electronics in Paris
- ED 394: Physiology and physiopathology
- ED 397: Physics and chemistry of materials
- ED 406: Molecular chemistry of Central Paris
- ED 474: Interdisciplinary “Boundaries of life sciences”
- ED 510: Materials, Mechanical, Energy, Environmental Engineering and Production Processes
- ED 518: Condensed matter and interfaces