Master of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (MNT)

Program overview

The Master's Program in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology provides a solid background in materials chemistry, solid state physics, and an introduction to biotechnology. The program is materials-oriented with emphasis in materials chemistry, microelectronics, photonics, and their biomedical and energy applications. It offers a broad range of fundamental courses, e.g., fundamentals of nanoscience and nanotechnology, quantum mechanics and solid state physics. The program will introduce the students to cutting-edge research in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology and adequately train them on the latest research methods and techniques. The program is materials-oriented with emphasis in materials chemistry, micro-electronics, photonics, and their biomedical and energy applications. Tracks include Nano materials for Energy & Environmental Applications, and Nano medicine & Nano diagnostics. Both tracks are Thesis Option.

The graduate program in Nanotechnology is a joint multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary program of the following colleges: Science and General Studies, Engineering and Medicine. This program is open to students with an undergraduate degree in physical and/or life sciences, pharmacy, medicine and engineering.

What is Nanotechnology?

In February 2000, the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Committee on Technology, Subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology (NSET) derived the following definition for nanotechnology:

Research and technology development at the atomic, molecular or macromolecular levels, in the length scale of approximately 1–100 nanometer range, to provide a fundamental understanding of phenomena and materials at the nanoscale and to create and use structures, devices and systems that have novel properties and functions because of their small and/or intermediate size. The novel and differentiating properties and functions are developed at a critical length scale of matter typically under 100 nm. Nanotechnology research and development includes manipulation under control of the nanoscale structures and their integration into larger material components, systems and architectures. Nanotechnology is a convergent and enabling horizontal technology. Nanotechnology is not its own industrial sector but cuts across all types of vertical industrial sectors.

Job opportunities

Graduates from this program will have opportunities for employment in various fields including:

  • Electronics/semiconductor industry
  • Materials science including textiles, polymers, and packaging
  • Auto and aerospace industries
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical fields and pharmaceuticals
  • Environmental monitoring, control, and remediation
  • Food science
  • Forensics science
  • Research and development
  • Energy capture and storage

Course Study Plans

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