Nanoscale Science Program - Nanomaterials for Nanotechnology Track

Associated Faculty: BakhruBrainardCarpenterEfstathiadisEisenbraunGeerHuangShahedipourVentriceXueYu

This track focuses on the science of design, deposition, and integration of atomic and molecular-level nanoengineered materials for nanotechnology-based applications.

Foundations Courses: Because this track is part of the Nanoscale Science program, it is recommended that students wishing to prepare for it pursue the Nanoscale Science Qualifying Examination. Students without adequate background in the following subjects should take the corresponding Foundation Courses:

506 Crystallinity and Diffraction
506 Kinetics & Transport
506 Mechanics of Materials 
506 Phase Equilibria
507 Molecular Materials
507 Nanoscale Laboratory Techniques
507 Quantum 1A
507 Quantum 1B
509 Nanoscale Device Principles
509 Surfaces and Interfaces
512 Quantum Theory of Solids II (3)

Optional (based on background)

504 Chemical Principles
507 Mathematical Methods

Track-Specific Coursework: Students must take 9-credits of track-specific coursework from the following list. These courses were selected to provide students with a deeper, more focused theoretical and practical base for their research in Nanomaterials Science. Three main categories were identified: Processing, Characterization and Properties. Students should take one course in each category. Courses satisfying these requirements are listed below. Students are reminded that additional classes may be taken in any of these categories to tailor a specific course of study to that student’s research.


603 Nanomaterials Processing (3)


667 Surface Analysis of Nanostructures (3) 


612 Optical Processes in Nanoscale Solids (3)
617 Principles of Low-Dimensional Nanostructures (3)
625 Quantum Processes in Solids and Nanostructures (3)


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