Nanoengineering Department


Mission Statement

The Department of Nanoengineering’s mission is to educate the Nanotechnology leaders of tomorrow, to create new understanding of nanoscale applications and phenomena, and to serve society through education, outreach, and working to make cutting-edge technology accessible to all.

About the Program

The Nanoengineering graduate degree program prepares students to enter the interdisciplinary workforce—our students are ready to enter a wider variety of engineering, science and/or medical career paths. Nanotechnology industries are growing rapidly, and our curriculum is designed to develop graduate students that can become leaders and innovators in businesses, government labs, and corporations with nanotechnology at their core.

Our graduates will be trained in an interdisciplinary environment, and will be positioned to serve critical roles helping to overcome the challenges of engineering at the nanoscale, and serve as a nexus for integrating the perspective of various disciplines. The training our students receive in the Department of Nanoengineering will produce these leaders.

Why Study Nanoengineering?

Nanoengineering is the practice of engineering and applied science at the nanoscale, which allows for unique design, building, and structural applications. Nanoengineering covers a variety of disciplines including mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering, in addition to fundamental sciences including biology, chemistry, math, physics and materials. Nanoengineering students will learn a variety of analytical, processing and design techniques in our state-of-the-art research facility while working on cutting-edge research projects that have applications in medicine and human health, aerospace, information technology, and electronics. With nearly all Fortune 500 companies involved in nanotechnology in some capacity, students will graduate with a multidisciplinary degree that can propel them into work at the forefront of R&D and next-generation technologies to help solve humanity’s greatest challenges.